Sunday, February 08, 2009

Explanation of Absence

I have been absent from my blog due to the fact that my Mom has been in the hospital these past ten days. She has a severe case of pancreatitis and is on IV therapy. She will continue to need this therapy for weeks. It has been a most scary and anxiety provoking time. As you all know, it is so very difficult to watch someone you love feel pain and become helpless for you are then at the mercy of hospital personnel. I have the utmost respect and admiration for good nurses. They are lifesavers in so many ways; especially when they take the time to be good to family members. I feel blessed that the nurses taking care of my Mom all seem to be truly caring individuals. I am confident that my Mom will make a full recovery; but it is going to be arduous and will take time. I am so thankful for the support we have received from her friends and my friends. So, if I am not around for a few days at a stretch that is what is going on.

Sunday, February 01, 2009


I have been tagged with the Fabulous Blog award! I am so honored and excited! The instructions for this tag tell me to list 5 addictions and pass this blog tag on to 5 other bloggers.
I was tagged by 3 bloggers! Jeanne of Willow Tree Stitcher, Joanie of Joanie's World, and Barb of Stitching Again. Please go visit their blogs because they are all totally fabulous!
Okay, so 5 addictions? Sorry, I have so many addictions that it is not even funny! So, since I was nominated 3 times I will list 15 addictions!!! (apparently one of my addictions is bending the rules!)
1. Thinking about riding the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.

2. Thinking about going to Barcelona to see the buildings by Gaudi.

3. Pouring over blogs and internet shops to look at cross-stitch patterns.

4. Wanting to see every chart made by Prairie Schooler and Blackbird Designs.

5. Rubber stamps.

6. Vintage ephemera.

7. Going to antique shops.

8. Going to bookstores.

9. Reading books and magazines in a newly made up bed.

10. Taco Bell.

11. Tab.

12. The internet; especially email and blogs.

13. My cats; Buddy and Pal.

14. Eternity by Calvin Klein.

15. Magazines. (Entertainment Weekly, Somerset Studio, Stamper's Sampler, Somerset Memories, Somerset specialty publications).
I am tagging 5 blogs that I am ADDICTED to!!!!!!!!!

1. Noreen of Just My Luck.

2. Nan of Letters from a Hill Farm.

3. Nicole of Nicole's Needlework.

4. Coni of Spinster Stitcher.

5. Relyn of Come Sit by My Fire.