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Stitching Blogger Question for May


Lovely Lee, over at Lake Stitcher is doing a month meme for cross stitchers. Here is May’s question:
There are those who enjoy the “process” of stitching. They stitch for stitching’s sake and if something gets finished, so much the better, but it’s not necessarily the end goal. Primarily, it’s the application of needle and thread to cloth that makes them happiest.

Then there are those who are “project” stitchers. They move steadily through their projects, certainly enjoying their stitching time, but finding their greatest joy in the completed stitching.

If you had to pick one to describe yourself, which type of stitcher would you be? I imagine that we could all say that we fall somewhere in between, but really think hard about this and try to pick just one. And once you’ve decided whether you’re a Process or Project stitcher, tell us if your recognize that approach in other parts of your life.

At first I thought I was a mixture of both kinds of stitchers. But after I did really think about it, I think I am a process stitcher. I say this as I can take breaks from stitching and not worry about getting something complete, unless it’s for a gift or is charity stitching. Although I love to finish something, I found it’s the last few stitches in a piece at are the most satisfying.
That being said, I will take a few photos of what I’ve been working on.
Another love in my life-collage is all about getting the pieces together to create that special piece of one-of-a-kind art. Tell me that isn’t process work?

Thursdays can be thunky


1. My daughter (aka Demon #1) (the lady who wrote the questions) informed me the other day that her hugs were worth a million dollars. Would you give up hugs – giving and receiving – for the rest of your life, for a million dollars? How is that really possible and who will know whether you are hugging someone or not? I just think your silly daughter was playing with your emotions. : )

2.Have you ever been bitten by a member of the canine family? Probably as a kid I may have gotten nipped by the family pet, but I was usually careful around dogs.

3. What is your favorite color of jeans? Not too dark, but not to worn looking-somewhere in between.

4. What is something that has changed in public schools that you wish was the norm when you were in school?
Zero tolerance for certain acts like name calling or bigotry. I went to grade school in the 60s-70s and it was more one color than the other if you get my drift. Kids can be mean.

5. What is your news source?
Mainly the local news, the internet and radio.

6. What sort of people do you think read your blog?
Ha-I would say mostly other women. Contacts through my hobbies and facebook too.

7. If I told you that I had a headache, you would say……….???
Take a Tylenol-that would depend on how long you had it too. Sometimes if you are hungry, you get a headache. My son and I get nasty when we are hungry and food perks us right up!

8. You go to a buffet style restaurant, what is the first food you put on your plate? Starch maybe? Don’t they start you off where the rolls are and then to salad?

9. If you were stranded on a desert island…. no, we aren’t asking that again. Lets put a twist into this. Would you volunteer to be dropped off on a desert island, to be picked up in a month? And you don’t get to bring those 3 items, either. Am I by myself? I would say ‘no way Jose’.

10. When the sun sets, what are you usually doing? I’m cleaning up dinner dishes or working on my paper projects.
I have a cross stitch finish! I bought a little kitty kit from the store in Cape May and ran out of 3 of the colors and emailed the owner. Had to wait a week to get them, but finally finished last night.
I was asked to join a stitch-along tomorrow night at the Chadds*Ford Society building with a local XS shop. I know at least one pal will be there. I may ‘drop in’ (hope that’s allowed) as they are having pizza and I really don’t want any. We’ll see.

Thursday Thunks


1. A 90 year old man’s dying wish in South Carolina was to be buried in his car. If you were told tomorrow you have 3 weeks to live, would you have any dying wishes or something special done before you died?
Do I want to jinx myself? I think not. And if I wanted to tell anyone, it would be my immediate family. Sorry.
2. Do you pay for more stuff using a credit/debit card or cold hard cash?
I prefer cash when I have it, but if I run into a sale, I may have to use the nasty cc.
3. What’s cuter- a baby lizard or a baby snake?
Definitely a lizard-it has legs to begin with. The heater guy was here today and was telling us he caught rattlesnakes in western Pa to ‘milk’ them when he was young. He’d sell that to the state for anti-venom. This all stemmed from a conversation about pets, mainly cats. He showed me his 3 in a photo in his wallet-ahhh.
4. You go out to eat by yourself at a restaurant. While waiting for your food do you people watch & ease drop on others conversations, read a book, use a laptop or chat with people around you?
Hmmm…probably read a book or magazine. I don’t usually eat by myself though
5. If you see someone walking around with toilet paper stuck to their shoe, do you tell them or just laugh?
It happened to me and it’s embarrassing, so I’d tell them.
6. You are talking to someone you just met but you can’t understand them at all because of their accent. Do you tell them you can’t understand them or just smile and nod?
Probably smile and nod and if it got to frustrating I’d raise up my hands like I was saying ‘no comprehend’.
7. Mudfest! Park filled with pools of mud and an obstacle course of mud. Do you go and play in the mud?
I was told I loved to play in mud as a toddler-as an adult-ugh! I just like to dig in it now.
8. Have you ever had a headache so bad it effected your vision?
Oh yes! Usually from a high fever-became delusional too.
9. Would you fit in more with the circus, Hollywood, Broadway, or comedy circuit types?
I’ll say Broadway because I can belt out a song, but I have a gnawing feeling in my gut that I could be a comedian.
Sean bought the Guitar Hero Beatle Rock*Band yesterday and it’s fun! The graphics are really nicely done too.

Thursday ‘T’s


1. Your thoughts on truck drivers?
What would we do without them? I just hope they are getting enough rest on their long trips along without not too many hemorrhoids. Really-all that sitting is an issue!

2. Did you hear Michelle Duggar is pregnant for the 15th time? (but that will be kid #19 if you lost count….)
This is scary to me-she’s really stretching out the old innards-a lot. I know her last baby was a C-section. I always hope things run smoothly. She has her own live in babysitters with the older kids.
3. Have you ever done something to hurt someone intentionally… just for the sole purpose of hurting them because you thought they deserved it? Maybe a paybacks a bitch sort of thing?
I have told a few women off-on the phone and in an email. Well, they seemed to only be bothering with me to have someone to complain to about their unhappy marriage or they wanted to know my business. Then there would be a month or so go by. I’m pretty much a faithful friend and listener, but I couldn’t stand this one woman tell me in March she still had my Christmas gifts! Never did get them!

4. Is there anyone in your life that when you go to their place of residence, you just walk in without bother knocking? Does anyone just walk into your house without knocking? My uncle’s house and my one of my brothers-they are usually expecting us.
Our house is usually locked up tight as a drum-only open it when we now people are almost here.

5. Whats in the trunk of your car? Do you even have a clue?
Some reusable bags, an air pump and a plastic pink beach mat. And a few bags for the Goodwill.

6. When you go to a family holiday get together (such as Christmas or Thanksgiving), about how many people are there? In my immediate family (maternal) there are 13 of us, so about that, give or take a few.

7. What is in your kitchen sink right at this very moment? A blue plastic dish pan and a few pots soaking from dinner.

8. You go to a store to buy an expensive item… say $150. You pick up that item and a couple other this n’ thats. You get to the register and the expensive item rings up at $40. The cashier doesn’t seem to notice and tells you your total. Do you go with what they say and pay it or do you question the price difference? You know you would question it if your $40 item rang up at $150…. I would probably make a comment-that’s all? That’s a big price difference.

9. Do you fold your underwear or do you just toss it in a drawer?

10. There is a Harley-Davidson giveaway. Chances are $100 and they are only selling 250 tickets. Do you buy one? Not interested in motorcycles and with my luck, I wouldn’t win. $100 is a lot to us right now.

11. Who is your favorite Disney character?
I love them all-but have Tinkerbelles around and of course Mickey Mouse.

12. It’s September – most of the weekly sitcoms/dramas are starting new seasons again. Which one are you most looking forward to?
Lost, Heroes and mostly Gray’s Anatomy because I want to see what happens to Izzy. I know George bit the dust because the actor wanted off the show.

13. You are at a grocery store and are on your way out to your car with your cart full of grocery bags. On your way to your car you see a black kitten in an empty cart. What do you do? I’d have to talk to it…it’s not my responsibility, so I’d wheel him in to the store manager. I already have a cat at home who is attached to my hip and would be really jealous.

14. Is there anything that you do for a hobby that you are asked to do for friends/family that most people would hire a professional to do? (example: cake decorating, fixing cars….)
I have sewn a few curtains and pillows for family. I also enjoy taking photos and don’t mind framing good ones as gifts.

15. Are we there yet? I sure hope so!

Thursday Thunkies


1. Have you ever played Bulls***?
Probably under another name. We use to play all kinds of card games. My grandmom even taught us poker!

2. A dog licks you on your face. Are you disgusted or thinking it was sweet?
A puppy-sweetness, an older dog-would wonder what he licked before he got to my face.
3. Tell us about a fun/special memory you have of a grandparent.
On my gosh, my grandmom Ruth helped to raise us! There are so many memories. She use to scold us and then chase us with the yardstick or a neon orange Hot*Wheel track. She loved her costume jewelry and wore a lot of it at once. Around the house she would just toss on whatever was clean-floral tops with plaid skirts. She did all the cooking and we got use to pot roast, meat sauce and spaghetti, chicken and dumplings and stew. I do continue to make my own versions of her meals.

4. Have you ever pet a rat?
I believe the neighbors had one and I did!

5. If I walked into your kitchen, where are the cups?
Do you mean like coffee mugs-they are on the right on their own shelf-a must have.

6. Since you already let me in your home, I found the cup and had water, now where’s the bathroom from the kitchen?
Ok-you make a left and another left-first door on the left!

7. Have you ever pet a turtle or tortoise? Had pet turtles, so yes!

Show and Tell-My favorite Christmas decoration


I shouldn’t say just Christmas decoration as it’s up all year ’round as I need to take it down, dust it off and look at it once in a while. It’s definitely reminds me of a Tim Burton movie. When I was young, I use to draw intricate houses for say, mice in a tree, with all the rooms and things. This reminded me of my youth a bit. And to see that it retailed for $68(Dept*56) and I only paid $14.99 at Home*Goods, well that was a treat in itself! The moon even lights up!
My favorite Christmas decoration-close-up of Santa

My favorite Christmas decoration-close-up of fireplace

Thursday Thunkettes


1. Your thoughts on hunting?
Personally, I’d only do it if I was starving, but not for sport.

2. Swine Flu vaccine… will you get it?
I heard it’s in 3 doses. Gee, I don’t know. I got the other flu shot last year and felt better during the winter.

3. What is one job/profession that you think there are just too many of?
There seems to be a bank on every corner here, do I’ll say bank teller. : )

4. I want to go on a diet, what advice will you offer me? I was reading up on Acai-the berry I think from Venezuela. Read it was like crack for fat people (the pill I ordered on e*Vitamins). This particular pill had 50 mg of caffeine, so maybe that’s what is making the woman feel that way. Anyway, read that Rachael*Ray did the cleanse and lost a ton of weight. I’ll try the crack pill first-lol

5. You are going out on a date with someone for the very first time. When you get into their car, you see a box of condoms on the floor. What do you do?
If I was a young’un, I would think he’s putting the horse before the cart. Not sure if I would have gone on the date.
6. Name something in your bathroom that shouldn’t be there.
Can’t think of anything except like a cardboard heart shaped box that matched the border paper-it is holding soap I think.

7. What was your Kindergarten teacher like?
Mrs. Davis-dark-haired, horn rimmed glasses, very nice. It was over 40 yrs ago, so my memory is fading. I am pals with a gal from that class though.

8. What kind of oil do you use when you cook? EVOO almost all the time-extra virgin olive oil.

9. If someone takes an unflattering picture of you and posts it online, do you beg them to take it down or do you laugh at yourself with everyone else?
Depends on how bad. There are a few on Face*book. My son took one of me on the beach and my hair is a mess, but I have a shirt over my bathing suit-whew.

10. What brand of dishwashing soap do you use?
I think Dawn is the best.
The air conditioner is recharged in my van thanks to my brother. He thinks it has a leak in the dashboard. I asked him how it ran and he said ‘okay’. It’s going on 14 yrs old. Can’t do anything about a newer vehicle until Sean starts paying back his own loans.
We hit Home*Goods-lots of goodies for fall and Halloween. I got a cute Anna*lee Mouse dressed like an Indian, a mosaic hummingbird you hang and the wings move, some Autumn sprinkles-orange, brown, yellow for cupcakes and a new table cloth.

Thursday Thunks


1. Hypothetical question- you are in a building with famous works of art, old manuscripts of famous novels, and original sheet music from famous composers. The building is on fire and looks to be completely destroyed. Do you grab any of the famous works before fleeing, and if so what?
Yes I would! If I was in the Brandywine River Museum, which is 10 minutes from here, I’d grab Jamie Wyeth’s pig or something of his late father’s-not sure which.
2. In August 1969, the Manson family went on a 2 night killing spree. Do you think 40 years later they have paid for their crimes?
No, they should stay in prison, especially Wacky Charlie.
3. Power Outage! What’s the longest you have been without power?
3 or 4 very looonggg days. I contracted Lyme Disease too.
4. Just bought a new tazer gun. Will you let it be tested it on you to see if it works, and how it feels to be tazered?
I think I would be afraid or wonder if it would hurt my heart or something.
5. A neighbor’s mail was delivered to you. In it is a magazine not wrapped in plastic. Is it ok for you to flip through it before giving it to the neighbor? Do you tell them you looked through it?
If it was something I was interested in, maybe I’d flip through it. I use to get magazines where a week or so of them were missing, so I’m thinking someone just kept them. I wouldn’t tell them I looked, because maybe they looked at mine too!
6. If I went through your purse/wallet right now, what all would I find in there?
Stuff! : ) I actually got one of those purses that looks like a mini backpack and it’s fairly organized. The usual-wallet, lip gloss, cloth to clean glasses, MP3 player, peppermints and gum….
7. Have you been living under a rock?
Oh-you saw the moss on my back?
8. Tell us something crazy you did this week.
Getting stuck in a traffic jam going to the Jersey shore-10 miles-1.5 hours! Got up to where we were to go to one lane and they weren’t even fixing the road-that was crazy. I had a melt down in the middle of the night in Atlantic City as my knees were achy and I couldn’t sleep.

Thursday Thunks


1. You walk into a store and the cashier is being held up by a robber. The robber’s accomplice is dead on the floor at your feet with a shotgun laying next to him. The robber does not see you, but the cashier does – what do you do?
Gee-one of those moments where you have to think in a split second! Hoping there is a counter there, I would duck down and hope not to be seen by the robber and crawl out of sight. If you try to turn around and leave, I think the robber would see you and that wouldn’t be good!

2. We go to an ice cream shop for an ice cream cone. You say you are buying and I am going to stay in the car. You ask me what I want and I say “surprise me”, what kind of ice cream cone am I going to get?
Probably one of the companies ‘new flavors’ like Tahiti Pineapple or something fun sounding like that.

3. You have a dream that your co-worker, friend or whoever is hit by a garbage truck after they back into a ladder with a black cat on it. The next day you see that person standing by a ladder with a black cat on it and there is a garbage truck driving down the road…. what do you do? Yell MOVE!

4. What is the most money you’ve won on a lottery or scratch off ticket?Like $20, but my father-in-law won $200 on a $25 scratch off one.

5. A neighbor kid down the street comes to your door and offers to wash all of your windows outside for $10 – do you have him do it? Probably not as most of my windows are behind hedges and hard to get to. I usually use the hose on them, but I want to try that new Windex product.

6. Go to Google Images. Type in the name of the last movie you saw. Post the first picture that comes up.

7. Your local animal shelter calls you and says there are 3 dogs that need an immediate foster home for 3 days. If you do not accept, the dogs are put down that day. Do you take them in?

On gee, that is such a hard question to answer-to get out of it, I wouldn’t answer the phone. As much as I love animals, I have no room for three dogs and a persnickety cat in one house. I don’t think anyone would have to worry about a phone call like that!

8. What is the messiest room in your home?
Probably the family room. The messiest area is the basement or ‘bottomless pit’.

9. Have you ever been to a wedding that participated in a strange tradition that you had never heard of? Not that I remember.

10. Name one sport that you just don’t get.
Football! I mean I get it, but I don’t see what’s so great about it.

11. What was the last email that came into your inbox about?
Quick &* Simple magazine offer

12. Skipping as my blog is rated ‘G’ and I would never shop in a store like that.

13. Go back to that Google Images link… type in the last food item that you ate. Post the 2nd picture it comes up with.

14. Got any bumper stickers on your vehicle? What are they?
Yes-Stand Up 2 Cancer and Make A Child Smile on the bumper and ‘Proud Penn State Parent’ taped on the back window.

15. What meme question do you wish was never asked again? How about #12?

Thursday Thunks


1. Do you know anyone with heterochromia? Does it freak you out or do you think it’s interesting?
The neighbors’ dog had a brown and blue eye and actress Kate Bosworth does. I think it’s neat!
2. Should a 5th face be added to Mount Rushmore? If so, who?
Can they do that-like is there enough rock? I don’t think they should change it as it’s been around such a long time.
3. If you could live on any planet other than earth, which one would you choose and why?
Hmmm….I don’t think I want to live on another planet if there are not other people on them or extremes in temp.
4. We’re going to spend the night at a reportedly haunted location, are you going with us?
No thanks-I get ‘vibes’ anyway, like I’ve felt extreme cold, etc even in my own home on rare occasions.
If so, which reportedly haunted place are we going?
5. Did you play The Queen’s Meme this week? If so, was it fair of The Queen to put Berleen in the dungeon by association with Kimber? (We all know Kimber deserved it, but Berleen?!) Pass
6. What color is the towel(s) hanging in your bathroom?
The hand towel is pretty-pink florals on a black background. The bath towels are blue and white.
7. Tell us something funny that happened to you recently.
A bee thought that the floral top I was wearing had real flowers on it and buzzed at my chest a few times.
8. We just bought you a cow. Do you kill it & grill it, feed it & milk it, or sell it?
Sell it-too much work.
9. It’s 115 degrees outside (46 degrees Celsius), are you able to go without Air Conditioning?
No way-one condition of us staying in this house was to get central air and it’s been a God send.
10. When you visit the zoo do you wonder which animal tastes better with a bit of butter & spices?
No way! The smell of the place makes me lose my appetite for any kind of food.
11. Dog ate your homework/work papers. Does it crap out Shakespeare, quantum physics, or just crap?
Yeck-what the heck? Do I care after it’s been in one end and out the other?
12. We are taking you to a broadway show, what are we going to see?
Wicked maybe.
13. Gunshots in your neighborhood. Pop, pop, pop. Do you go out to take a look, or hide?
I would assume it’s my next door neighbor going after a groundhog or when it’s hunting season a deer. I’d stay in though just to be on the safe side.