08 October 2015

Miss you MOM! Happy Birthday!!

Kay Joan Nichols Roland
10-8-1931 to 3-7-1994

14 September 2015

Life Update!

I have been off line for quite a while. Dad has had two kidney stone surgeries in two months. It has taken a toll on him. I have been busy with nursing and doctors appts. Hopefully it will all turn out well and I can get some more stitching done. The two pieces I put up earlier are the only things I have gotten done in 4 months. I have others waiting in the wings and need to get started on Christmas as well.

Two Happy Dances! FINALLY!!!!!

Sam Sarah Designs-Jeepers Creepers
28ct even weave with DMC colors

Sam Sarah Designs-Pumpkint Blackwork
28ct even weave-DMC threads
I dyed the fabric myself.
Love how it turned out.

02 July 2015

Happy Birthday Grandpa Nick!! We miss you!!

Happy Birthday Grandpa Nick!!!
July 2, 1902 - - May 29, 1983

26 June 2015

Dad's Birthday!!!

Don Roland June 20, 2015

The Family that was able to gather for his birthday. My Sister and her husband from Texas and my sister-in-law and her three children and my oldest and his wife.

We also had 3 great grand children here.

A great time was had by all!!!
They have gone home now and Dad and I are finally rested and the routine is back to normal.
Until next year!!!
God Bless!

19 June 2015


The news out of South Carolina is devastating to say the least. Please keep all of the people killed and their families in your prayers during these dark times.

29 May 2015

Moving Update!!!

Finally have dad settled in and unpacked. Now it is my turn to unpack. I don't mind taking my time, he on the other hand was impatient to say the least. Have put about 100 stitches in to a piece and that is about all. Have my table set-up though and getting organized. Hopefully before the end of June I will have something to show for my efforts.

06 May 2015

Move Accomplished!!!

I am now in Arizona. Got here on sunday and am slowly trying to get the house in order. Dad is really happy that I have finally arrived. The house is a nice one so I am sure we will be happy here. After hurting my ribs last week, it is hard to get things done. Still sore!! Weather has been decent, but, I know that the heat is coming!! Bear with me as I get settled, my stitching will be the last thing to come out of boxes.

Trailer empty

Trailer loaded. 

30 April 2015

Another Moving Update!

It is all in the storage unit. I will be sleeping on the couch for the next couple of nights. Just me and my personal things left here at the house. Said good bye to my youngest as he is leaving for a men's weekend tomorrow early!!  Truck and trailer are on schedule. So come sunday morning early I am off to Arizona. Should be back online come Monday afternoon if all goes well.

25 April 2015

Moving Update!!

Well, finally found an apartment and got the lease signed. Packing almost done and that is a good thing. The truck and trailer are arriving next sat morning. I am not a fan of moving but this one has been more organized than the last couple of times. Taking everything out of storage and finally going to use my kitchen and family heirlooms in a home. Will post again when we have internet installed.

Please keep Nepal in your prayers!!

17 April 2015

Moving update!

Well, I have just about finished packing. Just a few more tubs from my bedroom/craft room and I will be ready for the truck on the 1st of May. Dad hasn't found a place for us yet but I am confident that he will  or I will when I get there. Youngest son helped get the storage unit ready for travel and everything is repacked and organized.

06 March 2015

Life Changing Events

I am now in the process of packing my things and heading back to Arizona. I spent last weekend there packing my father and moving him from the desert into Lake Havasu City to stay with friends until I can get there and we will get a place together. He is 84 and needs help with things. I really don't like Arizona during the summer but such is life. Dad won't come back to California so I am going to AZ. I won't be on the computer as often and since I don't post that often anyway I am sure you won't miss me to much. I have put the stitching away and have started packing. It will take a while to do it right. I will still follow all of my friends and be thinking of you. Until next time.

07 February 2015

Happy Dances!!!

Just Nan-The Queen's Needle
28ct white DMC threads

Just Nan-Christmas Cheer
28ct blue and white check DMC threads

I have not started any new pieces yet and have finished 3. I am dwindling down the WIP pile.
My photo skills are not great and even with my new table top photo studio, I just can't get the light right or the colors.

04 February 2015

It has been a crazy week!

Won't go into detail but I got so busy that I forgot to post my Grandfathers birthday. He is gone, but not forgotten.

About 1945? while he was in the Army.

About 1960's
This is how I knew him.

January 28, 1909 to May 1982

Raleigh Bruce Roland

20 January 2015

Happy Dance, Finally!!

Freebie from Barbara Ana
Facebook Group Candy Cane Stitchers
18ct Adia with DMC threads

18 January 2015

Happy Birthday Grandma LaRene! Miss you!

January 19,  1929
18th Birthday and Wedding Day
January 19, 1972
62nd Birthday and 43rd Anniversary


Love ya!!

17 January 2015

My Bad!!!

I have not finished anything, but, I have not started anything new! My resolution is holding. As, I haven't finished anything, I haven't published on my blog. I want to thank my followers for sticking around.

The most important thing is that my grandson turned 6 this past week. He is growing up too fast!

I miss him and his parents greatly. This is a picture taken when it snowed in Arizona where there is not normally snow. The new year came in ICY!

Back to work on those pesky WIP's. I will finish one yet!

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