I remember the first time I heard this phrase of "land angel " I was looking after a patient named Ken, he was my first terminal patient. You never ever forget that first goodbye to someone whom you cared for- for months. I knew his time was nearing as he slept a lot through his brain cancer, the last few days of his life he was alert and could carry on a conversation. That was when I heard "Samm, you are a land angel- do you know what that is?". Of course I had not, but the term was sweet, he went on to explain..." A land angel is someone who helps someone to say goodbye to those he loves, it is the most incredible gift you can give someone."
Ken left us 3 days later. I have never been afraid of death. I have had to say goodbye to so many patients, husband(s), children, and dear friends. Ohhhh and 4 pets in my lifetime. I am very familiar with the sadness of losing someone, but I am also very grateful for the lessons they all have left in my mind and heart. They all taught me to value every moment, to cherish all the little things, the smells, the cuddles, the memories...
Cost of Blogs hops , $$$ time and Sanity
- Overwhelming COSTS of BLOG HOPS
- Paper Ladies Patterns
- Tammy Bag Pattern and others
- Pin Cushion dolls and FAV Paper Lady
- Duvet in a Day
- Our all white GARDEN
- I have to make another DIVA
- Hankie Keepers....great gift idea
- T-cup, a sad farewell!
- sad-byes for Sumatra
- Welcome home Sumo
- All our Paper Ladies Posts
- Ohhh look all of our Tutorials can be found here!
- How to paint GiNGHAM walls!
- Welcome home Monchat
Friday, July 29, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
...you know make something so you would never forget those special
pets who brought years of joy to your life.
As I was thinking of a new GINGHAM ( RBD) ottoman,
I could not think of any other colour but YELLOW...
It represents the warmth that came into our lives when we first brought
T-cup and Sumatra into our HOME and HEARTS.
Friday, July 22, 2016
It took me a bit to complete my chair as with all that stapling, I kinda bruised the palm of my hand...
so I had to lay off completing her back...But I am sooooo much better, and I got a Magnetic Tack Hammer, so am well on my way for more upholstering...
This chair has fit in well in our home...and nothing says happiness to me like Yellow ANYTHING...
it is a great colour for an accent chair...and with a few coats of Scotch Guard, no worries about our
cats siting on it...
No surprise that Cori had a similar chair, so similar they look like they are related....We can't tell you how many times that has happened, that we have purchased the same thing, or found something similar within days of one another....Look at what Cori did with her chair....don't you just love it in turquoise/aqua...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I have been searching for this EXACT Telephone Stand for 4 years..
it is the exact one my Nanny had in her hallway when I was a Teen.
My Nanny and Grandpere had it in the hallway as it was in the middle of the house
so we could access the phone halfway from the front door and kitchen..
In those days, you were pretty lucky to have a phone, there was no such things
as everyone with their own CELL as today...
I so remember party lines, if I was to call anyone, I was instructed to say
"excuse me, can I make a call or can you tell me how long you will be"
of course all in French...
Monday, July 18, 2016
Look who is riding with me?
I call her LUCY...
Cori surprised me with a new KEY FOB
being that I am in my IMMATURE stage lately,
playing with dolls and FUR...Yep I am making real FUR
outfits for our next adventure...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
How I feel about well you know....
You know I love GINGHAM....sure you do...why else would you check
out this post? You must love gingham too, don't you ?
even a little?
WElllllllll, I love to PAINT, no really LOVE IT...
any excuse to bring out cans, or brushes or spray cans....
I am a willing participant.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
I still have this fascination about dolls, I suppose being IMMATURE
is my lot in life....
Barbies and Poppy Parkers have somehow slipped back into my life AGAIN.
I have a very small collection... They sit upon a shelf in my office...
I had Mary had a little lamb for a few years and still not sure
why I ever purchased her...I suppose down deep I saw possibilities...
Ohh and I like Marys.....
Friday, July 8, 2016
Can you imagine this...NO MORE COUNTING CROSS STITCHES?
I have been cross stitching for decades and I've found as the years
have zipped by, I have less patience for counting...
I got so dizzy going back and forth with the chart
and changing floss every 5-6 cross stitches, I started to experiment...
I have simplified it all now...instead of purchasing 20-40 floss colours
for each pattern, NOW I use less than 6-7 floss...and 1 variegated to resemble a summer knit !
and I colour within the LINES....all the how to's are included in all of our patterns.
Instead of months completing a project, I can now complete an 8 x 11 block
in say -a week to 10 days..!