Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2018

Hope everyone is enjoying Spring. Today was somewhat cold here temp right now is 63 degrees Fahrenheit which is about 17 Celsius. I apologize if I have not been at your blogs for a visit. My eye doctor recommends that I spend very little time looking at screens. I have terrible dry eyes and now I have a beginning of glaucoma. I must avoid, computers, ipads and phones. This is sad since I do a lot in the computer and use my ipad a lot.
I got another embroidery kit from Alicia.
 I got Lantanas because I love how they look. I have a beautiful peach color that I didn't got in photos.

 I made a few bloomers for the granddaughter and used this pattern- bloomers.
 These easy and fun to make. I forgot to take photos of the previous ones I made and have sent to her.
 I really liked this recipe -  Veggie Crescent Bites
 I am still making soup since I love soup and we are still having some not so hot weather.
 Vacation bible school in a country church nearby.
 I got some of these vincas, such sweet pink color.
 This was the nursery we went to get our flowers.
 Got this for Mother's Day and have planted outdoors but not sure if it survive. Love that gentle pink.
 We have a new layer in the family!
 The Lilacs were looking so beautiful a few days ago when travelling.
 I finished the blanket to donate to church.

May you have a wonderful weekend, lots of sunshine, peace and quietness.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Not much going on around here. We are still waiting for Spring to be finally here. There is a possibility of some snow today.
A "home" has been built in the trees in the backyard.
Papaya and banana smoothie. I love this for breakfast!
 A book box from . This is the British book box. She also has boxes for kids.
 My breakfast in the making. Tea from India, my son-in-law travels to India periodically.
 The cross stitch is coming along. A book for the granddaughter. Great illustrations!
 Tea and cake at the Tokyo airport with our Japanese friend Megumi and family.
 The geese fly very high on top of our houses.
 In Singapore....about 15 feet high or more.

 Oh the vastness of ND.
 Had to add some color here. From Singapore.
Recipe for Japanese cake
We're waiting for days when our feet aren't so cold. We're still enjoying Midsomer's Murders and Father Brown (new series.) I have also started Cedar Cove via Netflix although it's not my husband's favorite. I also started seeing EscapeTo The Country and it's like House Hunters. It's in England and they give a history of the place and also keep things real which I truly appreciate. The views one gets to see it's just marvelous.  Hope you are all doing well!! Sending a hug!! Blessings!
Angela  xoxo

Saturday, April 7, 2018

April is here!

Yes April is here! We haven't however seen any April showers but rather beautiful snow falling with huge cottony flakes. It can be a bit upsetting for some who wished that Spring was here already. Well, we can't control the weather but we can get busy with crafts and other projects indoors. I am trying to learn to knit. It will be lots of mistakes along the way but let's see if I can learn it.  I had to laugh how the edges are silly. The first stitch is always a bit loose since I still have not got that "learned" yet. I am learning via Youtube.
 I ordered a few books and got two of them. A doctor friend of mine got the Million Of Cats for her grandson and she mentioned it has a good message. The other seen at Julia's Bookbag. I got another sampler from Alicia Paulson.
 This little girl just learned to smile! The world needs more smiles I would say!
 I just got my order from Nastia Sleptsova. Her art is just lovely!
 The brooch is so cute.
 Orchid from the Orchid gardens at the botanical gardens in Singapore.
 Nastia included some gifts that I loved it. She sent two cards (in the right of photo.)
 The print is 16 -1/2" by 11-1/2" and I will have to look for a frame. Any idea where they have gorgeous frames?
 I'm using the brooch with my old wool coat since this fabric is more forgiving with the pin puncture than my other coats.

 Infor about Ms. Sleptsova.
 Waiting for Spring
We watched two movies these past days. "The Age Of Innocence" which had superb acting!
We both loved "A Man Called Ove."   See trailer here. We rarely buy movies  because we watch them via Netflix but I would like to buy that one. Just an incredibly great movie! Have you seen any great movies lately?
Take care and thanks for stopping by!
Angela    xo

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Happy East!

We March forward with hopes of Spring soon. It was scary waiting for the last storm yesterday but it wasn't as bad as we thought it was going to be. We didn't had much snow as the forecast predicted.
I no longer decorate for Easter as I used to when we had little ones but I told my daughter to start doing it now that has a child.  My daughter sent this photo of our granddaughter. Happy Easter from this yawning little bunny.

Beautiful morning!
Started crochet blanket to be given as donation through our church. Life is much better when give things away. Our church sends these overseas and some stay here to help others in the US.
 Finally started "First Snow" embroidery kit from here.

From our trip last month.  Singapore.

Wishing you a peaceful Easter!   xo!