Category Archives: family

Block stitching

First – George’s follow up appointment yesterday morning went fine. As  Clint put it – the tea strainer over the eye look isn’t a particularly good one for anyone. Following that- he appeared to be an older dude trying to … Continue reading

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Went well

Apparently, he was the first patient on the schedule this morning and we were back home by close to 0900.  I happily crawled back into my stitching area and George went to “watch” the European Championships from the comfort of … Continue reading

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There are days

In which it seems easy to get things done. You know? Those times when everything just falls into place, no thought needed, just able to easily and calmly accomplish everything that was planned. And then there was yesterday. Admittedly, starting … Continue reading

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Not that many

I mentioned yesterday that I had found a counting error on the Whales. One too many waves in the series below the large whale had led to the Compass Rose being too far toward the center which affected both the … Continue reading

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checking on Boo

I missed a couple of days but spent a good portion of today over at Miriam’s. obviously someone was comfortable that I was hanging around. Keeping him off stitching patterns, fabric, and the keyboard proved to be a bit of … Continue reading

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George’s turn

and today he had his first cataract surgery. It is so much easier when it is me doing the medical “whatever.”   I figured us as lucky, he was the first case which meant checking in before 0730 but he … Continue reading

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backups and notes

This continues my tale of woe and Thursday. While heading toward home, I decided to run a few errands. A stop at the Del Norte BART area Safeway netted me a salad, some fruit, drink. If you need NON-cow dairy … Continue reading

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The kitty came back

I thought I would start with one of the two major events of yesterday, then move on from there. The Youngest is changing her internet provider. They had to come to the house to install the new connector and provide … Continue reading

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Lev hat Gebǔrtstag

And, for his third birthday his mom and aunt Miriam took him and the baby brother (not quite three months old) to the Monterey Aquarium. It was a hit, fish, otters and all sorts of creatures. Of the birthday dinner, … Continue reading

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Not so early

It would have been totally amazing to sleep in this morning. No cat nagging me starting somewhere between 0430-0515 making sure that his breakfast was in his dish NLT 0600. However, someone had a meeting in South San Francisco and … Continue reading

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Kitty gone home

Miriam came by late morning, packed him into his carrier (not happy about that at all) and hauled him out the door.  I will be cat free for about three weeks. He will be making a visit again past the … Continue reading

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Early breakfast

I have mentioned that I am cat sitting, right? And that said cat belongs to my youngest? Like many others of her generation, she works remotely. Not an issue in most cases but the firm for which she works is … Continue reading

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Not quite a throne

and I was the recipient of the Kitty STARE for a good proportion of the morning. There were obviously several things I had done totally and completely wrong and thus had earn the ire of the cat. The first was … Continue reading

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Check 0ff the Greenhouse

This is the third of the Fabulous House Series by Cottage Garden Samplings. So far it is the only chart of theirs that I have stitched in the last three years that didn’t call for even one skein of a … Continue reading

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Amur Leopard complete

and here he is in all his glory. stitched on 18ct fabric hand dyed by VintageNeedleArts (Etsy shop) left from another project. As the background and one of the suggested floss colors wouldn’t work, I substituted DMC 3862 and two … Continue reading

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my grey shadow

It has been a long time since I lived with a cat. Decades in fact. I am not counting  temporary cat sitting, especially of one that spent all its time living in the linen closet. This time it is different. … Continue reading

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Go vote

If you are a US person, and live in one of the states which are holding primary elections today – please go and vote. Or mail in your ballot, which ever applies. California is an automatic mail ballot state. This … Continue reading

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Saturn

is now stitched and I am one more planet close to a finish on this SAL which has been hanging out way too long. Perhaps it is because I didn’t touch it last year at all? Anyway – In family … Continue reading

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She is finished

The last 169 beads – Pisces – by Nora Corbett on 32 Vintage Country Mocha linen. less than 5k stitches but it seemed like all the beads. Started about Feb 2022, finished 25 Feb 2024. Which is actually during Pisces.. … Continue reading

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Another trip

Into San Francisco early this morning. Making my usual stop at Peet’s just before they opened I still managed to get caught in the lane control lights at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. After that point, the traffic was reasonably … Continue reading

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