Thursday, March 15, 2018

Getting Things Done

Actually, not too much getting done. The big move to New Jersey is looming and so much sadness and depression overwhelms me.

All the fabrics, yarn, threads and patterns have been packed up and mailed ahead to my father's house. So many things will be left behind.....

The whole gang of precious cats! I had to get a few to pose together, since the collage-maker won't take 10 photos.
Rusty, Sparky and Mocha will stay here with Joe. All the others will come with me to throw Pepper's life upsidedown.

So that's that. What more can I say....

Another Great Give-a-Way

Monday, October 16, 2017

Give-a-Way Share

Stitching gives me peace and joy. This lovely give-a-way might bring me some spectacularly beautiful threads! So I'll share it with my fellow bloggers.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Kindness of Strangers

Oh, such lovely and kind comments from Blogland. I do wish I could spend more time here. My life continues to be in a state of upheaval, but this will become my refuge again.

Had another good visit with Dad and Pepper in early September. It is not the same since my mother is gone. Nothing in my life has been the same since she died. Now I wrestle with my decision to leave my home here in Ohio and move back with my dad. He's wanted this for a while. Apparently, so has the rest of my New Jersey extended family and all of my Dad's friends. It seems like this has been discussed in lengthy detail with everyone but me!

This little guy makes me smile through all the confusion. Timmy is the latest arrival in August 9. Male, about 6 months old at the time I write this. Just the thought of moving NINE CATS 600+ miles to my Dad's house. And what about poor declawed Pepper?

The "crap tornado" that is my life continues to gather speed!

And these lovely ladies. My new group at the gym this season. What becomes of my coaching career?

Sweet Rusty seems Ok with it all. Big, mellow orange boy! Nothing phases this gentle giant. He showed up in early Spring with his sidekick, Sparky. She's a she girl, white with black spots.

Oh beautiful white house....what will become of you?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Back Again

With absolutely no internet connection at home anymore and a rather "stupid" phone to rely on, I have not made a blog post in nearly a year!  How odd it is to see my Autumn photo and the "Welcome Autumn" message and realize I've nearly come around full circle.
Always stitching, knitting and even a bit of crochet lately.  Busying myself with my dolls and their clothes, my garden, work with gymnastics and my adorable cats.
My sweet Joe is doing better after MAJOR health issues that consumed the first 8 months of 2017.  I treasure each day I have with him, although he finds my constant presence a bit annoying at times.
Maybe when the dust finally settles (if it ever does) I might get that satellite connection back at home and post some photos.  I've fallen into the abyss know as Facebook and I need the kinder, gentler world of my blog again.
Well, I can't even manage to dig up a photo that's less then a year old (using Dad's laptop at the moment).  Might have to resort to the phone for my next post.  And yes....there will be a next post.  I know you are all waiting with baited breathe for my stimulating literary works!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The New Normal

Moving slowly, very slowly, forward after my mother's death. I've been back to New Jersey 3 times since. Never easy, but I so enjoy my father's company and (surprisingly) he mine! Of course I love to see Pepper. Here they are...

Monday, April 18, 2016


Barbara Ann Walsh Giacobbe
January 17, 1935-April 13, 2016