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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

~Winston Churchill~

Monday, May 21, 2012

Living Life

one day at a time.  Sounds like an ol' country song, but lately, that's what I've been doing.  Work is busy, which is good.  Came in this morning to lovely bottle of wine on my desk.  I found out that it was carried back from Switzerland by one of my colleagues from one of our colleagues at our headquarters for me.! Score! The lady that sent it is one of the few female managers in our company, and someone I've always admired.  Over the years, I've taken her several different California wines to try and she sent me this one from Switzerland.


Over the weekend, the hubs was home and on Saturday he treated me to some tasty frozen drinks! nice nap afterwards too.  Not sure which one I needed more.


I say this little funny on Facebook and it really does sum up how I feel about things today.

Last week I went to Chicago for a meeting, and took a small road trip to the Lake.  What a lovely spot this was.  Nice end to a long a week and before flying back home.  It is Glencoe beach, Illinois.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Feverishly Stitching

For the last few weeks, I've been working on the quilt for my great nephew.  Lil guy came a few weeks early making me now be a few weeks late with this quilt.  I'm close to finishing the hand quilting but not yet done. I've put in quilt batting and am backing the quilt with swirly brown minky. 


In yesterday's mail, I got some really good things instead of just mail!

I ordered these great pacifier leashes and matching pouch from my friend Karen's Etsy Shop.  These I will send along with the quilt to my great nephew.


Then Karen sent me something for me as a surprise! That girl is crazy and sweet and such an inspiration!

Love it! Thank you so much Karen!

Karen has a tutorial on her blog on how to make these great mug cozzies too!