Friday, July 19, 2013

Anyone there?

I am sure I no longer have any faithful readers.
I don't blame you,
If I was so sorely neglected Id find another girlfriend too.

I feel like I have been given new life
and must do everything on my dusty "to- do" list.
Since my little surgery in March my iron levels have been able to steadily climb.
I can't wait to see what my numbers are,
And see what the results of another six months to a year do for me.

When my sister moved to Germany
she gave me a bag with six ready to smock dresses in it.
I've been wanting to learn how to smock
so lil G can wear the dresses before they are outgrown.
There was also a stack of smocking plates (designs) and floss she had picked out for each one.
I think these dresses are 6-7 years old so I have been scouring the Internet
Looking for plates that might suit my taste a little more.
I am sad that I have discovered an art that seems to be lost to this new generation.
Our local store recently discontinued these items
and will only be carrying things to do machine embroidery. Sigh.

I also knit a sweet diaper cover for my dear friends granddaughter. I  freehanded a hello kitty I the bottom too! I love knitting things for special friends.kkn

Lil G and I have been enjoying summer.
I'm not sure if you remember that she doesn't sweat,
Living in Fl that limits our activities to those indoors.
But we still know how to have fun.
We took her to see Despicable me 2
It's going to be a long wait until its released on DVD.
We also found Madeline, I think it was released in 98?
That is on my shopping list. Very sweet movie.
( we watched it twice in one day.)
She asked for it the following day,
" blue dress, girl, red hat?" In ASL.
Wouldn't you know that Encore had removed it from the movie list overnight?!
I've had as much success explaining the situation to her as I have not being able to go to the theatre to see Despicable Me 2 again. Frown.
Here are some photos.
I love the one where she is watching for her beloved Papa.


  1. Smocking is pretty. Neighbor girl when I was a child had smocked dresses. Who is the baby? Glad you are feeling better. Too hot to go outside everywhere this year!

    1. Hi Kathy. Sorry it's so hot. Our weather has been rainy. So much so that Lil G kept signing sun. Sun. Sun. When it was out. Ahhh, the baby! I meant to mention it was a wool diaper cover I knit for a friend.

  2. Your daughter is just gorgeous!! And YAY for smocking - I wish I could find those for our daughters (mostly I find polyester ones.)

    I'm going to read through your past posts.

    Happy Sunday!
    Kim (from BH yahoo group :))

    1. Hi Kim! So glad you are enjoying the blog. So neglected. Polyester- yuck.

  3. Im here and I hear you.... Its been a while since i visited your blog. Lately blogging has taken a backstage with all the happening in my life, but im try to stay connected. Take care of your health... Keep writing for yourself, if not for others! :)

    1. I hope you are doing well. Thank you for leaving a comment!

  4. Your smocking is beautiful! Your spirit is even more so. Blessings for a lovely day for you and your sweet daughter.


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