Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Doll


Before I leave for IL to see my 92 year old daddy, I wanted to show you my new doll. She is as yet a bit unfinished. She requested her head be put back on and her hands attached. I wrapped her, put hair and a hat on her and she's ready, at least to dance, while I'm gone.

Retirement is work (lots of bags, pillows and crocheting to get ready for the Christmas sales tables at the condos), volunteering is rewarding, and the continued wonderful quilt friends I am meeting along the way is as much a blessing as I thought it would be.

I attended my first doll group. What a great group of ladies and what a push in the right direction for me. They will certainly keep me on my toes. Again, work, fun and lots of dancing.

I will sign off and let you enjoy the doll.

Thank you for the visit,

Sunday, October 5, 2008



I finally did it. I am officially retired as of September 2008. Amazing and incredible. I retired into craft projects and volunteer work that keep me so very busy. You can follow along on my website to see my progress. My neighbor and I are getting a table at two of the local condo associations (ours and another) Christmas craft shows (Nov. 1 and Nov. 15). Lots to do including a doll here and there.

There was a scare with my daughter's health which is not over, but it is not as bad as we thought it was going to be.

Daddy lost his place at the residential care place but there will probably be a place for him as soon as he completes rehab in the nursing home. It does take a 92 year old man a bit longer to heal (broken ribs) and be back on his feet. I will be visiting him over my birthday the end of this month.

I am also looking forward to catching up with my sister and friends in IL. Next month (Nov) is Nascar at Homestead.

I appreciate your patience waiting for me to write at my Blog.

Thank you,