Thursday, March 17, 2011

Been gone too just gets so busy!!

Well it has been three months since I have posted on my blog. I hope to get back to blogging on a more regular basis, but time will tell.

I had a wonderful Christmas holiday with family.  Nick was home for 3 weeks and we all had a great time together.  He got to spend lots of time with his niece, Emma.

January arrived and tax season began. Ashlee (daughter) has been working with us for the last 3 years and has decided to go back to school to become a dietician.  I told Jeffrey I could work in her place (what was I thinking, I am supposed to be retired) but really I don't mind.  He is pretty good about letting me off when I want.  I still go to rughooking once a month and even get to go thrift store shopping with Ginger and Sandra. Just not as much computer time as I used to have though to blog and talk with my ebay group.

February came and I went to Lenexa, KS for the Rock Creek Hook-in with Ginger and Sandra. We left on  Thursday, Feb 24 and came back on Sunday. We stopped in Americus, KS to see Betty's new studio. It is awesome!!!! If I can find the pictures Sandra sent me I will post some. Betty did a great job painting and decorating. A nice cozy place to spend the day stitching and rughooking.

Betty's Studio

The hook-in was great. We saw JoJo and met Chelle, both members of AAPG(an ebay group I belong to). Lots of vendors and great wool and rughooking patterns  to be had. I said I didn't need any more wool or patterns, but there were a few pieces of wool and patterns that called my name so I just had to buy them....(( - :
Wool & Patterns & Yarn & Cross Stitch

One of the patterns I bought
Already the middle of March and I am wondering where the last two months went.  Nick was home for spring break and just went back to DC last Wednesday. Had a nice visit and even the weather wasn't too bad. He got to get in a motorcycle ride while he was here. Emma had a great time with her uncle. He was amazed at how much she had changed since Christmas.

I share an antique booth space with Ginger and so my time for creating is usually late at night and on the weekends.  After April 15, maybe things will slow down a little.

I keep Emma (granddaughter) during the week, too. She is 8 months old and has been crawling everywhere and already trying to walk. I told her she just needed to wait a couple more months for that milestone, but I don't think she is listening to me.  She and I spend time at the office together while Ashlee is in school.

Emma  - February 14
Emma playing with Stormy
Well that's about all I can remember for now. I guess that is why I should post at least once a week. My memory isn't what it used to be. 

Happy St Patrick's Day!!!!



  1. Looks like a wonderful life is what's keeping you busy! Enjoy! Love that little Emma's smile!!!

  2. Happy St. Patty's Day to ya! Emma is growing into a very CUTE lil' toddler! :) It was wonderful to see you in February. We need to do it again before next February!

    Goodness... is Stormy bigger than Emma? You have one big cat!! :)

  3. Good to see you posting again Patijane! You certainly have been busy. Wonderfully busy.. Loved seeing what you bought at the hook in. can just see your creations now :). Love that pattern too. Very different.
    Emma is just a gem. What a joy she must be!

  4. Emma is adorable - I noticed the same thing as Betty - is Stormy that big or is Emma that petite? Glad to "hear" from you - sounds like your life is full of love and laughter! (But then again you are always smiling!)

  5. Emma is just the cutest! She sure is growing way too fast. WE sure had fun on our trip can't wait until we do another one!
    Happy St. Patty's Day to ya!

  6. Betty & Joanne, Stormy is a big cat, but Emma is petite. I think the angle that I took the picture really makes him look large.