Wednesday, June 27, 2012

He loves me, he loves me not...

Tessa is counting her petals from the flower - what do you think?  Who wouldn't love this little doll?

I finished this little girl this afternoon.  I just haven't gotten back in the groove since I've retired.  It is all so different.  I guess it's just an adjustment I'll have to get through. 

Tessa is now in my Etsy shop.

I hope everyone is doing good.  Stay cool!  It hit 106 degrees yesterday, yikes!


Friday, June 22, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!

Good morning!  I can't believe that this is my 3rd full week of retirement.  I can tell you I've been so super busy - and unfortunate not with my crafting.

We have a rental home that had been leased for five years and decided it is time to sell it.  We have been so very fortunate to have great tenants, but since they had to move on the other side of town due to his job - the opportunity has come to get it ready for the market.  So, these past few weeks has been dedicated getting the old house ready.

I did get a chance to work on a Santa wool piece - pattern from Cotton Tales North Woods Santa.  I'm not sure if it will turn out to be a pillow or a wall hanging.  I'm finishing a second one so I might just make one of each.

I'm also working on two dolls - one for my daughter's friend and one for Etsy.  Hopefully, now that the house is already listed, I can now concentrate on my crafts.  That Nov show is creeping up!

I still enjoy reading all your blogs when the opportunity comes up - until later - take care.


Friday, June 1, 2012


Yea!  I'm finally retired -- but at the same time I have to confess -- there was a lump in my throat as I was driving off the base.  Yes, folks - retirement to me was a little bittersweet.

Don't get me wrong - I am ready for retirement.  After all, I gave 36 plus years to the Government!    But I have to say that I was very lucky.  Working with the military men and women was the very best job anyone could have and they are the ones I will truly miss the most.  There is always a sense of pride working with them and you get to meet so many wonderful people from all over this great nation. 

And to all the men and women in blue -  I salute you!

First picture is my drive into Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas.  The second picture is my last drive out.  There goes that lump again!



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