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Friday, September 21, 2012

Good Morning

Good Morning to all of you!

It is a beautiful lovely day here in Vermont. Sunny, clear, crisp and the 1st day of Fall!

I hate to see the summer gone, I love being able to go outside without a sweater or jacket and without having to think what the temperature is, just hot, no worries. Now it's a little chilly and we all need a sweater or hoodie at least for a few hours. BUT you know WHAT it is lovely. IT's invigorating, happy, colorful, and the smell is fall like. Makes me think of baking and hiking through crispy leaves, the sounds of fall are so unique. I hear the geese flying south in their "V" and it makes me know it's time to bundle up. It makes me want to get my sweaters out and my yarn and needles clicking!
SO Fall is Spendid and not to be dreaded......(now long winters are different but lets not go there.)

I think we all need to make an apple crisp or pie. We can pick our own apples at a nearby orchard, get them at the farmers market (where I will get mine on Saturday), food store or roadside stand. Nothing like a crunchy apple and a weekend walk with friends, family, dog or just alone. Jack is always my buddy and Hb on weekends. How 'bout a carmel apple or candy red apple, love 'em all!  Boy, Fall is sounding great, don't you think? How about a crackling fire and a glass of wine or hot apple cider, some music or a good movie. Sign me up, I think I can be ready for Fall. What do you think??

I have been up to Bunting making. I have sold two in my Etsy shop and had to add a few more. I have been having fun with fabrics and my trusty sewing machine. I have a newish Viking Husqvarna Sapphire 830 and I just love it. I know I don't use it to its capacity but that's Ok; Maybe someday.

                                                                 Unisex Baby Bunting

                                                                 Baby Girl Bunting

Anyone who has made Buntings knows how fun they are and addictive to make!! I make tiny ones the flags measure 3.5" X 4", I think just perfect for a baby or toddler.
You can see more pictures in my Etsy shop if you care to. etsy.com/shop/robinsnest

I'm off to household jobs and hopefully some sewing. I wish you all a wonderful day and weekend. Hope the weather is pleasant wherever you live and you have sunny happy times!

Thank as always for visiting I love your company and warm hearts.



Monday, September 17, 2012

My Little Lady

First, I want to thank you all for your love, support, and kind words. Believe me, it really helped pull me thought this visit. It was so emotional and painful. My mom has her little dog, Gretel, that would not be able to come to the nursing home and when she realized she could not come, it was heart wrenching. A dear friend down the street would take the dog and have her visit often. It's not the same, but definitely the second best solution. The assisted living home is very beautiful, clean, friendly, has good care and many activities. I think she would love it, but the question is whether she will be able to get into this part of the facility or have to be in the dementia part. She will be having an evaluation once we make our decision. Boy, life is tough. If only she could come up my way, but all the family is down there so it is what she knows and feels comfortable with. But I'm still investigating the availability in my area. This visit was the first time she didn't recognize me on a few occasions. She called me "Marty", her closest and dearest girlfriend from kindergarden. At first, I thought she was joking with me but then I realized she wasn't. I had been dreading the day this would happen. But, at least it was Marty, a special loved one.

Take a look at "my little lady"

New Hair Do

Who doesn't feel better after going to the hairdresser!?!

Total Sweetness

That's my update for now. I hope to try to settle down a bit until the next step and decision making. I think I have had a stress headache for a week now. I need to make something and be creative. It always restores me. But I have work and bills to pay instead, so Wednesday will be my R & R day!!

Thanks for stopping in my friends. It really makes me happy and especially at this time.
Wishing you all a wonderful week.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Be Back!

Hi All,
Off to visit my mom. She has not been that well and things are declining.  I feel I will need lots of strength and well wishes to get through this visit. My brother and I will be looking at nursing homes and it is breaking my heart. So I will see you all, in a weeks time.

Take care, thank you for visiting and all your kindness.


                                                                     Jack at 8 weeks

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Colors of the Vineyard

Labor Day Colors on the Island are still breathtaking!!!!

BUT the last picture tells a different story.............



                                                     Lovely Stunning  Hibiscus Shrub
                                              Planted as a surprise by Lovely "Amy" and "A"

                                                               Up close, pretty pinky-white

                                                             My favorite Blue Hydrangea

                                                     The changing of the color guard

                                                                     Rose of Sharon

                                                           Rosa Rugosa Beach plum

                                                               White Rosa Rugosa

                                                            Shades of Hydrangea

                                                    Last of the Black Eyed Susan's

                                         Oops, How did Jack get here....had to sneak him in

                                                                        Blue Bells

NOW for the True Colors of things to come  :  (

                                                           Acorns in my clam shell

                                  Acorns are dropping like flies in preparation for the things to come.
                                               But the squirrels will be happy and content ; )

Be back soon, hope you enjoyed this last peek of summer colors on Martha's Vineyard!

As always, thank you for popping in,