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Tidewater Virginia
Girl who grew up playing on the veranda, longs for Italy
Interests: Antiquing, organic gardening, restoring our old house, fishing, biking, and kayaking with my husband, sewing, knitting, yoga, and the Tao.
Recent Activity
Oh, I love Fall......the clearer, drier air, the bright beautiful colors, and that nip in the air! I am dragging out my suitcases full of wool sweaters and leather warm and cozy. The windows have been open for days...I love the smell of coffee and fresh air in a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Or at leat until you have both eyes done. I tried to groom Dillon the other day, but since only my left eye is done, and the vision in it is still changing, I really couldn't see at arms length which is about where he was. Poor Dilly. You can't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
I am still here, altho it has been so long I almost forgot my password. My back and hips have been so sore I haven't been able to get up off the sofa for two weeks. Yikes! I can't go to PT because I can't drive, so I'm all swollen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Oh my, the hearing dog has arrived and he is certainly a pistol. He is some sort of Bichon mix and very territorial. He has some good skills, especially on the walk where I really need him, and he's a great lap dog, but he has claimed the sofa and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Well, I got my first treatment today, and it wasn't too bad, quite relaxing actually. I was afraid they were going to wrap me from the toes up like my info packet said, but they decided to start slow since I am incredibly only slightly swollen today. First time the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Oh my goodness, every day is a new adventure! First, the good stuff.... The Flounderhole is in full bloom, the confederate jasmine smells divine, and I even did some weeding in the field of dreams (I can only do about one square foot every couple of days). My goal is... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Well, the birds are singing......the sunshine should come later! It is Randi's birthday and life is good. Happy Birthday!! I will call you later...... I have been to the surgeon, and I am will be 6 months to a year before my parts are working right. He says it... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Yesterday, I finally stopped going to the bathroom long enough that, for a bit of entertainment, Steve drove around the neighborhood stopping at garage sales. I told him, I think if I were drawing my very last breath, I would be up for a garage sale. At one sale, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
A box arrived yesterday from my Mom and Dad finished my hatstands! It was so exciting because I had envisioned my hats up on my armoire on these stands that would allow you to see the pretty carved back on the top of the armoire......and it worked out perfectly!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Well, I am looking forward to my surgery next week, when they will put my stuff back inside me and patchwork quilt me back together!!! I even decided to get online and research my ailments which are fibrosis and lymphdema of my hips, thighs, and pelvic area. Yikes, it ain't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Still waiting for a surgery date, and I have been doing a little sewing. Now this apron is at a stand still because the only fabric store around is out of the color seam binding I need to finish. I am surprised that there aren't more fabric stores around here.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Oy Vey! I have overdone it again and must lie low today, but it is raining steadily and I have several projects going in my mind. I picked up this lovely (but too big for me) skirt for next to nothing at the thrift store. I love the lively French... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Well, the test seemed to go well today....the tech said everything looked "beautiful"! Officially, I can't see my doctor until next week at the soonest but I am hoping that soon we can schedule the final surgery. So that was great, but listen to this. I know I tend to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
I know I have mentioned my friend Annie and my sister in law Sue, who make really beautiful stuff and have their own websites and budding businesses. Finally, here are the links under Favorite Places, I am so slow! Check out Pungo Couture and New Origins Jewelry. I am so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
I found an old drapery panel at an antique store on the Eastern Shore last year. Someone had already altered it with crude hand stitching and pink diaper pins! I loved the big roses and all the beautiful colors, so I bought it for $2. The other day, I decided... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
This will be a very long post, but I just want to say that I will always be so grateful for all the friends and family, doctors and nurses who went out of their way to keep me going through the last eight months. Of course, everyone knows that my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Well, the video is going to be just tooooooo complicated, but I found some pictures. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
The afternoon before Alex's art show at the Sidestreet Cantina. He and the three boys from SCAD call themselves These Four Guys. Unfortunately, the mural is on the video, which I can't seem to load. To be continued... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at On the Veranda...Bayside
and I think I should be around for a long, long time. It has been ages since I have been on here. Since July, I have undergone chemotherapy and radiation that nearly killed me, but almost got rid of a big tumor pressing on my spine. Now I just need... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at On the Veranda...Bayside
through the Etsy store. I have been on the fence about selling that piece for quite some time. I really love it, and it is a wonderful pre-Civil War piece, but I don't have a house big enough to really show it off, and I can't afford to have it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at On the Veranda...Bayside
A dress that is number two in a line of five? One of the fifty or so costumes one dons during the course of a Buddhist wedding? I just saw this in an advertisement and I have been hearing it too much lately from otherwise seemingly intelligent people. Who/what started... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at I've Lost the Horizon!
It's squirrel proof tomato cages! The squirrels were eating our tomatoes before they could even ripen. They would take one or two bites and leave them on the picnic table. So Steve took the umbrella skeleton (remember the big storm), and some cast nets, and viola! No squirrels found in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at On the Veranda...Bayside
My heart and my mind cannot take in any more. I read the first two lines about the little Jewish boy in New York, walking home from day camp, and could read no further. The Lord have mercy on us all. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at I've Lost the Horizon!
The living room is finally back together ! The chair and the sofa need to be reupholstered, but all in due time. The rest of today is for relaxing before I start on the dining room. I made a peach "thing", sort of a cross between a cobbler and a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at On the Veranda...Bayside
Ever since I was old enough to hold the wand, I swore I would never leave the house without mascara. My eyes are greenish and the lashes and brows bleach to monofiliment in the sun, so I really need some color! But now I have these blasted cataracts (at my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at I've Lost the Horizon!