Thursday, May 31, 2012

Update on JH 9-11

Here is my update on JH 9-11 over one.  It seems to be moving along well.  We had nice holiday, DH got some things done around the house and I got some inside things done.  My BIL has been working and running his new boat down on the Potomac.

On the other hand I had a much needed doctors appt, on my migraines and other things.  So I have been referred back to the neurologist, its been over 10 years since I have seen him, and things have not been getting worse.  Today my BIL took me to have my CT Head Scan, then on the 7th we see the neurologist.  Well we will see if there is something in my head after all. 

We have had some really warm weather lately, but we should be getting some mild weather in the 70's over the weekend.   I need to fix the screen door and some other things, and of course some stitching.  Thought I would make it to  Woodlawn but its not looking very promising...

I will leave you with Sasha...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Something Different and Happy Memorial Day!

I have completely switched direction again, I don't why or what for, just decided a week a go out of the blue to try stitching Jan Houtman's 9-11 "over one". Now I have tried this sampler several times over one, and never went to far... don't know why just never did, which seems odd since I like stitching over one.  My first ever stitching was Needlepoint, which is "over one" so it seems natural to me. 

So here it is one page done..
Jan Houtman 9-11, Over One, 28ct White Cashel and HDF Silks
I want to wish all my friends, family and fellow bloggers a Happy Memorial Day!! being natives of the DC Metro area we know better than try to go anywhere.  However, I did get my doo done and we went to Walmart and did some other errands.  We also had planned on going to Woodlawn to see the Needlework Show.  If your not familiar you can check it out on the here.   I really want to see a fellow stitcher's work, by the name John K, who is in the DC area and does outstanding work.  If we don't get there tomorrow, we will go next weekend, for sure.

Memorial Day seems to be all around me for some reason this year.  I have been in contact with Arlington National Cemetery to get my parents stone repaired and changed.  I approached them on the fact that since my father had been a survivor of Pearl Harbor, could that be put on his side of the stone. (my mother died last and her info is on the back). So I have dug out my Dad's Military Records and have located the info that proves he was on the USS Medusa at the time of the attack.  The USS Medusa is Repair Ship moored next to the USS Utah.  The Medusa was hit by torpedo below and from the air.  I am waiting for a reply.  Hopefully this won't take forever to accomplish. 

So I would like to this moment to remember those we have have served and are still serving, in all conflicts either on US soil or overseas... and especially those who have had a direct impact on my life and made me who I am....
Dad, CPO SKC Bernard J. Cantley, USN           
My FIL LTC Allan W. Phelps, USAF

I will leave you now with Lucy....

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Great Stitching Weather

Its been rainy with thunderstorms the past few days, it has provided some great stitching weather.
Here's a close up of the yellow

So as you can see it's moving along.  Along with the rainy weather, I have been getting a visit every afternoon from a racoon.  They only come out in the day time when the a really hungry.  She looks like she has given birth to some babies.. So I have been given her some kibble (I don't give it to the kids, since Max can't have it)

Along with my stitching, the movies on TCM the past few days have been a treat.  Yesterday they celebrated Virginia's own, Joseph Cotten's birthday.  They showed two movies that I had never seen.  Today we are celebrating the Nebraska boy, Henry Fonda.  I have seen all but one of the movies "The Long Night" it was a great film noir, with Barbara Bel Geddes, Ann Dvorak, and Vincent Price.  Of course they showed "Mister Roberts" it was my fathers favorite movie, he served as CPO on a supply ship.  But he served on, other ships such as the USS Medusa which was torpedo by the midget sub when it entered Pearl Harbor. 

Tonight and every Wednesday is Joel McCrea night he is the star of the month... But I will leave you with this...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!!!

I wish all my fellow stitchers that are mothers, that will be mothers and hope to mothers, Happy Mothers Day!
At this time I think about those Mothers who have influenced me and are now gone,
Gladys, my grandmother (not the best picture in the world, but she had recently had and I infection).  She taught me how to do my wifely chores, cook, clean and balance a checkbook.  She also never took anything off of anybody.
My mom, Audrey, (this was a year or two before I came along),  She was the hardest working woman I ever knew, and she was my best friend, she died at my house in 1989.  I miss her every day, but she lives in my heart.

My mother in law, also a Glady's, there were days that I could of screamed, but she loved her family and especially her boys.  Coming from a small family this had tremendous influence.  This was taken at my mothers funeral, gosh doesn't my husband look grand (he is the one on her right) the other one on her left (no jacket) is my BIL Mike, who is living us now.  She passed in 2000, and Dad in 2001. 

And we cant forget our feline mom's...Annie (she will get something special)
For mother's to be I want to wish my niece who just graduated from University of Florida, Pharmacy School and is expecting her first today and my nephew wife's, is also expecting her first.  To my other niece's Rachel and Jaime, who have their own little broods that they are molding into wonderful people.
Well while I've got you here let me give you an update on my Happy Christmas...
So Happy Stitching and Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Moving along..

Here's my progress, its really coming along.  

Well did everyone see Season II of the new Sherlock Holmes, my husband really likes this version of Sherlock, I can't really make up my mind.  It took me quite a while to warm up to Season I, well its really going to take me awhile to warm up to this one.  I checked the Masterpiece board on Facebook, and most like it... maybe its me.  I'm still faithful to Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett, but mostly to Basil. 

But fear not Joel McCrea is star of the month, every Wednesday Nite, totally devoted to Joel through the month of May.. Tonight they have a great line up, Foreign Correspondent and Woman Wanted to some unknowns, for more info take a look here, you might want to check in as well.

I will leave you with my Ed

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Christmas

For the past two days I have been stitching on Happy Christmas.  I have started work on another page.   Recently I found my 8 x 8 QSnaps, it has become very handy and helpful. QSnaps are great because they don't leave any marks like hoops.  However, the larger QSnaps I find difficult and hard on the hand to hold for any length of time, so the little square is perfect. 

We are getting ready to have a horrendous thunderstorm here in Virginia, it looks like its 8:00pm when its only 4:00pm, so I will sign off to stitch..

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Well I have been stitching away on Houtman's 9-11, I have now have completed the second row.. I will probably do the translation for that bare spot last.  Mr. Houtman did not chart it in English as he did the Lord's Prayer will be coming up soon. 

In my previous post, I mentioned that I had done alot of work on "Harley's" (GD) Birth Sampler, only to find and error, that I could not correct, so out it all came.   Well I found the picture in the camera, for some reason it wasn't coming up in the download, so I had thought I deleted it.. So here's the miscounted medallion that is no more...
 Well it seems like summer has arrived in Virginia, and we are finally getting some much needed rain.  For the past two mornings we have had thunderstorms, at 5 am, right when DH has to leave to catch the train.  But the rest of the days are mild but you can feel the humidity creeping in. But the cats are enjoying their porch, especially their new rocker (may be one of the days I can get a picture of either Ishy, Rhory or Beau on the rockers. 

The only other thing going on is, Paul (DH) and I are heading to Richmond this weekend, so I can do some research at the State Archives and have lunch down at the old section by the James.  I will try to get some pictures to share.  But for now, I will leave you my dear Rhory, he is the sweetest boy...