Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Here we go...again

Yesterday I posted for the first time in over a year. I am using my new Mac. It is still unfamiliar to me and I am learning as I go. The published post did not look like the draft. It was one big mess so I deleted it. I'm trying again.
Like so many of you I have been doing a lot of stitching. This is Potter Hill by The Goode Huswif. It's an oldie and is so sweet and fun. I have the perfect place for it. It will ship out to Virginia for framing very soon.
This little buggy was my anniversary gift this year. Thirty nine years! Can't wait to fill it with tiny pumpkins! Annie turned thirty five the day after our anniversary. As always, her requested gift was "paper". Drawing paper, markers, stickers...these are the things that have fueled her creatvity and kept us going these many months. Annie and I were jabbed several weeks after Mr.MW. Annie was very worried about it. We prepared her the best we could and she rolled up her sleeve like a trooper...but not before she looked the pharmacist in the eye and told him, "I'm a screamer". Of course, she did not scream but Mr.MW and I got a good laugh out of it. We are still staying close to home. Florida is a big mess right now and getting worse every day. Mr.MW still does the grocery shopping once a week and I have Whole Foods deliver once each week. I am grateful for these services as it cuts down on exposure. After getting jabbed I made it to The Fresh Market twice and to the Dollar store once. On the trips to Fresh Market I filled the cart with plants and flowers and candles. It was all about a liberated splurge on fun stuff. Now, we are back to laying low. I don't know what people who don't pull some sort of needle or hook do to keep sane!
My sweet fellow still brings me flowers from Publix every week. I dried the roses and they were so pretty, but finally had to toss them because of dust. I hope you are all well...and sane. I'll leave this post up even though it is still squirrely.
Enjoy the day, Robyn

16 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I wouldn't blame the posting issues on the new Mac - a few months ago there was much gnashing of teeth and expressions of dismay over some Blogger changes. I did just what Annie did - look away! Didn't feel a thing either time. The last year and a half, I've been so happy to already have hobbies and stashes, I could work from them for quite a while! It seems like so many hobby supplies ran into unexpected demand and then supply shortages. Of course, my least favorite so-called "hobby" never seems to run out of the only supply it needs - weeds!

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    1. Thanks for coming by. I hear you about the stashes! Too many bugs...too much rain for gardening this time of year in Florida. Good to hear from you :)

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  2. So good to see a post from you to know that you are keeping yourself and Annie busy. I love your Potter Hill cross stitch. It's a beauty.

    I postponed getting my vaccine as it seemed that there was difficulty in getting enough vaccine and the constant delay. But now I've got my two vaccine but still wear a mask and keep my distance from strangers and i still sanitize.

    Take care and welcome back.
    Big hugs to you and Annie.

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  3. Thanks, Julia. We are well supplied with N95 masks. Good to hear from you!

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  4. Yes welcome back I have thought of you often and hoped you were faring well. We too have had the vaccine but continue to wear the mask when out shopping. I have thought that too what do you do if you had no hobbies I hooked so many rugs the three months I was off it was crazy. Your stitching is lovely and glad you are keeping to it.
    Cathy

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  5. Thanks for visiting, Cathy. Would love to see some of those rugs!

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  6. Well hullo there! I saw your prior post pop up and thought it sounded familiar and, yes, noticed I had commented almost a year ago. Guess my memory bank isn't entirely broke. I really love the Potter's Hill stitch....you said it's and "oldie," but I am not familiar with it. I just might have to add it to my (overflowing) dance card. I see Annie is as impossibly limber as ever LOL. Happy Belated Anniversary (LOVE your buggy) and Happy Belated Birthday Sweet Annie! ~Robin~

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Miss Robin. Annie is basically made of rubber!

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  7. So happy to know you are all as well as possible through this mess! What a gorgeous gift! Just before the mess starts, we had started seriously walking as part of rehab for my knee replacements. And we continued once things shut down. Now we walk almost every day, even through snow and heat, 4 miles. While I don’t actually feel the endorphins kicking in, I know they kept me sane not being able to see our kids and grand daughter for so many months.

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    1. Thanks for coming by. Yes, exercise is a great stress reliever. Keep it up!

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  8. So happy to see your post! Happy belated Birthday to Annie and also Happy belated Anniversary. I have been cross stitching and also reading a lot! Stay well!
    Mary

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    1. Thanks so much. You stay well, too. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Robyn, So glad to have you back, and glad you and your family are doing well. Needlework has kept me busy, but I am really a home body so we are content here.

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  10. Thanks for visiting, JoAnn. We are happy at home, as well.

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