Tick Tock

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Thank you all for your support and encouragement with my end of year goals as well as my Home Project. There are photos of my entry and dining room over there now, if you’re interested.

I do apologize for the dark photos today, it was raining this morning during my photo-taking time. I’m stitching along on the next to the last band on Baby Garden. Someone please reassure me that the clock does indeed sort of say 12:19. It’s funny how looking at a blank clock face with no hands will make you doubt your ability to know which hand goes where. I put that hand one stitch in between the two blue marks, so it is probably closer to 12:17, but hopefully no one is gonna call me on it.

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I believe I will feel a huge wave of relief when this is finished. I’ll have it done just in time for the next little one to make an appearance. That gift may have to wait awhile. Not sure what I’m going to focus on once it’s finished. I’m sort of torn between wanting to finish up Barnabee’s Quest (although I may need a break from Just Nan), finishing Mystery 9 (because I want it framed and hanging in my bedroom), or finishing the Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler (just because it’s fun). We’ll see. I won’t count my chickens before they’re hatched (or count my pumpkins before they’re carved maybe?).

I thought I would finally start showing you some photos from our Philadelphia trip. There are so many good ones, that I’ll just sprinkle them into my next few posts so that you’re not overloaded. Our flight there was rather interesting. On our way to the airport for our five o’clock flight we got a call from the airline telling us our flight had been cancelled and we had been rescheduled on a flight the next day. We mentioned we had a wedding and rehearsal dinner to attend, so really needed to get there that day. We were put on an earlier 3 o’clock flight that connected through Miami. So, off we went to Miami. At the Miami airport our connecting flight was delayed…until after midnight. We finally arrived in Philadelphia way too early in the morning and went to pick up our rental car. Our reserved rental car. We waited in line for over an hour and were told all the cars were gone, all they had left were twelve passenger vans. We got number five of the six vans they had left. We drove to our hotel and collapsed into bed. But, since we wanted to see as much as we could while in PA, we got up bright and early to exchange our van for a more reasonably-sized vehicle. Then, we set off for the Brandywine River Museum. The museum houses artwork by the Wyeths (N.C., Andrew and Jamie – three generations of painters). The paintings by N.C. are my favorite. They had some of the paintings he did to illustrate Treasure Island and Robin Hood. Just wonderful.

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I so enjoyed taking photos on our trip to San Antonio, that I’ve started carrying my camera with me now when we travel. Although my photographs are not nearly as good as Eric’s, I tend to want to photograph different things than he does. I am more detail oriented, let’s say. These three photos were all taken by me.

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Outside the museum, which is in a converted Civil War-era gristmill, there are paths to wander and the landscape is dotted with sculptures.

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Don’t you love this little guy?

We had lunch there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our surroundings. What a wondrous beginning to a day.

Walk to Rivendell: Still in the Barrow-downs. (Total miles walked: 106.25)

I am grateful for the courage to start sharing what’s important to me.

30 thoughts on “Tick Tock”

  1. The baby announcement is just so dear, and I understand about itching to finish it, the Queen of the needle one that I did a few months ago got like that, I wanted to finish it so much, I just kept stitching and stitching and it seemed like I was never going to finish it, I did enjoy it though.

  2. The baby announcement is just so dear, and I understand about itching to finish it, the Queen of the needle one that I did a few months ago got like that, I wanted to finish it so much, I just kept stitching and stitching and it seemed like I was never going to finish it, I did enjoy it though.

  3. Baby Garden is looking great Michelle! Isn’t it hard sometimes to decide what to stitch on? Then it’s one of our blessings as well, isn’t it: we SO love our stitching we’d like to do 10 projects at the same time – and we enjoy them all 🙂

  4. Baby Garden is looking great Michelle! Isn’t it hard sometimes to decide what to stitch on? Then it’s one of our blessings as well, isn’t it: we SO love our stitching we’d like to do 10 projects at the same time – and we enjoy them all 🙂

  5. The clock looks fine to be! I love all the detail in this one. It’s going to be a wonderful gift.
    Love the pictures 🙂

  6. The clock looks fine to be! I love all the detail in this one. It’s going to be a wonderful gift.
    Love the pictures 🙂

  7. Sweet Cottage Dreams

    Oh I love your baby announcement! What a wonderful tribute! Thank you for visiting my blog. I will have to add you to my list! Nice to meet you! Becky

  8. Sweet Cottage Dreams

    Oh I love your baby announcement! What a wonderful tribute! Thank you for visiting my blog. I will have to add you to my list! Nice to meet you! Becky

  9. I always feel like a bull in a china shop around Just Nans, so my vote would be to take a break LOL

    I like your photos!

  10. I always feel like a bull in a china shop around Just Nans, so my vote would be to take a break LOL

    I like your photos!

  11. I love love love Andrew Wyeth! Have a painting of his over our fire place. That pig is just adorable! You gotta love a face like that! LOL! Baby Garden is looking wonderful!

  12. I love love love Andrew Wyeth! Have a painting of his over our fire place. That pig is just adorable! You gotta love a face like that! LOL! Baby Garden is looking wonderful!

  13. Love your baby garden. This week found out I will be a aunt again need inspiration for the next baby gift. You have a great site!!

  14. Love your baby garden. This week found out I will be a aunt again need inspiration for the next baby gift. You have a great site!!

  15. The baby sampler is coming along nicely!

    You’ve got some lovely picutres there. I have my camera on me at all times!

  16. The baby sampler is coming along nicely!

    You’ve got some lovely picutres there. I have my camera on me at all times!

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