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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Random Assortment

Finally finished Goldfinch by Donna Tarrt while on holiday. It was good but way to long, the message at the end of the book was nice but that was the last 50 pages out of nearly 800 pages. Once I start a book I am not able to not finish it......it's just who I am, my Hb can't believe it!!! I always think I should keeping giving the book a chance,  it will get going soon, or it will get better soon......
Anyway, I'm happy I read it, I do continue to keep thinking about it so, I think it made an impression on me.
 I just finished a book, Ripper by Isabel Allende, great suspense, serial killer book. That one I whiped through in a few days. Now on to Margot by Jillian Cantor, a novel about Anne Frank's sister, I'm enjoying it very much.
Always love having a book being read, something on my needles, something being sewn, and lots being planned in my head for my next project, then it's a good day!

Thank you all so much for all your well wishes for my husband. He is feeling better. All tests have come back negative so that is a relief. Every test/procedure he has had done I feel like I have had done too. I'm exhausted, but still all is good and we are feeling blessed. I sincerely appreciate all  your lovely comments and prayers. Thank you❤

My next baby hat is pink and ready for a little baby girl or to put in my Etsy shop.

Last December when our son got married I told you I would show a few pictures, well I have two to share. Oh, I do love them.....not the best photos from me because I took a pic of the pic, but you can enjoy anyway. They look so happy and adorable.

                                                                    "Young Love"

                                                                      "Love them"

So there you go as promised. Do wish the photos I took showed up better but they look great on our mantel.

Next up, trying to make SPRING come into our home even though we still have tons of snow outside.

                                                        Second life for my Amaryllis

I must get something done today, Saturday, I just had to say hello and visit with all of you dear blogger friends. Thank you again for all your well wishes for my husband.  I hope you have a weekend just the way you want it to be.  I appreciate you all.


                    and Jack              

                                                    his new toy, he loves his squeaky toys

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Lovely Taste of Summer

Miami, Florida was a breath of fresh air, sunny sky's, ocean views, sandy walks, shell collecting, book reading, no cooking, meals out, fun drinks (anytime you want), fabulous hotel, and the list goes on. There is nothing like getting away in the middle of the winter. We had so much fun and it was even in a reduced amount of time. My husband wasn't feeling that well so we had to head home on Wednesday. It was heartbreaking but not as heartbreaking as having my Hb not feeling well. So home we went to more snow then when we left and even drove home from the airport in Boston to a whiteout of snow. The good news is after some tests and a few more to come, my Hb is feeling better. Home is always where you want to be when you are not feeling well!
Let's see some photo of our holiday!

                                                   View from our room balcony-sunrise

                                                   Another angle-midday-lap pool

Tennis courts-there was an event there whether modeling tennis wear or famous player (not sure which) Fun to watch!

                                                                  Love that ocean

                                                                Walking treasures

                                                Teeny tiny shells, coral and more

                                           Yes, my painted toes, book, sunrise☀ and morning coffee
                                                                   I was in heaven❤

I will share a few more pictures on another post, but I think that's enough for now. Don't want to overdo!

                                  Came home to this hibiscus bloom---perfect timing for me!

I made this baby hat while my Hb was having tests. It's for a special new baby in the extended family.

And of course you can't forget the "big sister" too when a new baby comes along. All ready to pack up and mail!

I also came home to my lovely purchase from Mia, she makes the most wonderful felted items, take a peek!

I also received my beautiful glass bobby pins from Anne.  I was a winner of her delightful giveaway. Anne is celebrating her 1 year of blogging, visit her and congratulate her, you will love her blog!!

Well, M' ladies and gents (just in case) thank you for visiting me here and listening to my story and my life. I need to catch up on all of you, so I'm off to visit all of you!

Jack was so happy to come home from "The Ranch" (his doggy daycare) I can't blame him.


                                                    My new cards-business size and mini

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Well, guess what, the weather people were correct! We did get a fresh new 2 feet of snow, lots of shoveling, winds, and snow drifts.

Photo shots
This is older picture with deer but now with action snowfall
Can't tell you how this happened BUT I like it! hahaha

New Storm 3/12/14

Well, it is a ton! I'm off soon and will see you when this is all gone.......NO, I'm sure it will be here when we return, but a girl can dream!

There is a new app floating around in blog land. I first saw it on Vivienne's blog and then on Teresa's blog, it's the Waterlogue app for iPhones and iPads. It changes any photo into a watercolor. Such fun to play with and it's amazing to watch the colors appear. You can buy it in the app store, $2.99, but worth it. I don't normally get apps you have to pay for, but this one got me!!!

Here we go

See you soon you amazing bloggers
And welcome to my new followers!
Thank you to all

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


I don't want anymore SNOW! We are forecasted for 6-12+ inches of new snow starting Wednesday thru Thursday........I can only hope the weather people are incorrect! We had a hint of warmer weather and it was so nice, muddy but still hopeful for a hint of Spring, birds and sun, BUT please no more snow.

See what we have left here in Vermont and some friends who also have had enough.

            Can you see Mr. Deer daring me to come closer in my car?
There were 3 others but they ran across the road, I was able to get my iPhone out in time for Mr. D

           Here are three and the leader of the pack was off........ see all the snow, hard to believe more on its way :  (                              

Captured this photo early this morning, sun breaking through the heavy sky.

I have been busy, none the less, with wedding plans, securing the date for the wedding, rehearsal dinner and hotels, inns and B&B's for people to stay.

Now there will be a lull for some months before all the details: gown, dresses, tent, photographer, food tasting etc.     
< Wedding date June 20th, 2015 >

Just popping in to I guess complain about the long winter. Thanks for listening. Thanks for visiting. We will be escaping soon for a warm weather break, so I have no reason to be this way, but I'm certainly feeling the winter blues or at least having cabin fever!!!

Take care dear bloggers,  xoRobin


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Beautiful Weekend and New Week

Such fun to get away overnight on a weekend. Great to get a change of scenery and then home is welcome again. 
We had a lovely time in Portland Maine to celebrate our daughter's 29th birthday and our youngest! 
Dinner out,lots of laughter and good cheer, walking in the cold, great sleep in a fancy hotel, meeting up for breakfast and more chatting and sharing  : ) Life is good and family is best!

                         The Birthday Girl

Now ready for a new week and more wedding planning and some experimental sewing for the photo booth! Yes, buntings will drape the exterior of the booth in various sizes.

I'm off to sew and will be back with samples : )

Got all my supplies together

Next fabric and bunting making

Amy and Andy had this in mine and of course I had to deliver 

They will use my bunting and make their own Thank you notes. It's amazing the ideas out there in blogland, pinterest, and photos. Really cute idea, don't you think?!

Of course I have more in the works but may stop until we know color scheme, so I can add color and details. The sky's the limit!

Well, I think I will sign off. Be back soon with more projects. Thanks so much my lovely bloggers, I love reading your comments and I love following all of you too!


I leave you with this cutie❤