Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Is inevitable in our lives.  Whether we embrace it or fight it is up to us.

I've decided to embrace the changes in my life and thought I might share where I've been in the last year and a half.  For the most part, time has been good to me and I'm enjoying life.

My husband has dementia and I'm learning how to live with it.  Please don't be sad...it's a new way of life.  I keep educating myself, almost daily, on this disease and am able to deal with the challenges it brings.  I can't imagine how it is for him.  I do know my Montessori training has helped tremendously in day to day life.  When we have good days, we enjoy them and when the days are bad, we get through them.  I am going with the idea he understands everything I do and say.  Who knows how true this is. I do know most people do not want to be around this illness as it can be uncomfortable.  Please, what ever you do....please, treat a person with dementia as you would any other.  We don't know what's going on in the mind.

When I'm happy he's happy...

My granddaughters are now 16 and 12.  Where did those years go?  They are kind and loving and I have the good fortune to see them 3 days a week, as they need to be picked up from school.  The 16 year old is in no hurry to get her license...lucky me;)

Both are sassy, creative, smart and fun...

Being a full-time care giver does not mean life ends.  One just finds new ways to feel useful and needed.  I have chosen to start a small business finishing the work of other stitchers. "Finely Finished" has allowed me to be creative, inspired and needed while being where I need to be, at home.

From time to time I will be posting pictures of those finishes as well as life!  Also, I will be playing around with the colors and lay out of this blog.  Remember, I'm never quite happy with it.  Feel free to add your comments, I want you to be able to see and read the posts.

Finely Finished's work..

Now that's a little update on me...what have you been up to?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

More of the same...

Snow that is.  Even Annie is awaiting Spring.

The calendar says Spring...

Imagine if Mother Nature felt the same...would I be in the garden?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Peeking in....

To wish you a Happy Valentine's day!  Hope it's filled with love, laughter and perhaps a...

Little stitching!

And did I mention a little chocolate?

Thursday, January 31, 2013


A little randomness before turning the page to a new month.  My pledge...please note, not a resolution...this year was to find a little joy in each day and clear the clutter that's accumulated over the past 36 years!  Little did I know how much work was involved.  Most days have been lovely, especially those spent with friends and family.  However, one cannot stitch or be on a computer while purging.  Instead of the home being full, the bins at the thrift store are.  When I do come up for air, this is what's seen.

Unique Christmas morning alarm.

Lovely snow...no one to dine with...wonder why?

Small gift of stitching...adaptation from Blackbird Designs "Peppermint & Holly."

Thank you to each and every one for stopping by and saying "Hello"...it's always nice to hear from you.  Here's hoping your days in this still new 2013 are filled with what ever makes you happy!

Just how are you filling your days?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wishing you...

A "wealth" of health, happiness & love in this New Year!

Can you believe it is the first day of 2013?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Not even...

The car being towed twice (in shop 4 times at 2 different locations) and flat tire on second car is going to make for a stressful holiday.  After all, there's been...


Tree trimming

Christmas program

Finish work for friends

Not to mention shopping and the list of to do's.  And yes, even a few cards mailed!  Stress is not in the vocabulary...if it isn't finished, it will not be the end of the world.  I have however, been re-thinking blogging. To blog or not? No stress, I will think about it later.  Thanking you for stopping by and please know, much pleasure and even knowledge is gained while visiting your blogs.

How about you are you stressing or taking time to enjoy the Spirit of the Season?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

You've got to have soul...

To dance with squirrels...don't  you think?  Or at least one very good "witchy" friend to join you.  Fancey Blackett & the Harvest Dance" by Pineberry Lane was finished over a year ago.  Having found a frame in the stash, it is ready to share.  Fun finish, fun frame and fun friend!

Thank you all for stopping by and not giving up on me.  I will get back into the groove someday.  Just know your comments are read and appreciated.

By the way, just when does one dance with squirrels?