Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Dear Friends

    I want to wish all of you Mother's out there a Very Happy Mother's Day today here in the U. S.  I lost my Biological Mother when I was 8 years old. Than my Step Mother passed away in March of 2012.  I really miss both of my Mother's.  Mother's Day is kinda hard on me in a way because neither one of my Mother's are alive.  

I am a Mother though to my Lil Buttercup so that makes my day more worthwhile to me.  

I will be stitching today on both of my projects - Beloved Rose Of Sharon and Daisy Offerings.  I am making great progress on both of these projects.  I am almost done with the Pink Dress on the Beloved Rose Of Sharon Project.  Once I get the Pink Dress done than the rest of it will go pretty fast because it is a quilt and a treasure chest box.  I will be so glad when I get this Pink Dress done.  Its hard to read a colored chart and it is in Pinks.  You can't hardly see the Chart Symbols.  

Happy Mother's Day to each and everyone of you!

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

National Library Week

Dear Friends

   National Library Week is this week - April 9th - 14th.  Please go and support your local Library if you haven't already.  Just think how much money our Libraries saves us when we use the Library to get our books and we don't have to buy all of those books that we have and are reading from the Library. 

   I for myself love love going to the Library - I Patronize two in my small town and another one about 10 minutes away from me in another small town.  I love them both.  The Librarians are super fantastic and they are working really hard to keep the Libraries going in the small towns where I live at and close by. I love walking into a Library and seeing all of the New Books that they get in each and every week. 

My town is getting a new Library being built and the Building itself is almost finished...I am so excited....I can't wait til June when they open up the New Library.  I will be able to walk to the New Library once it opens up.  I am never ever going to leave from the New Library...LOL...

I hope that each and everyone of you will thank the Librarians in your own Local Library for all of their hard work that they do each and every day that they are open and Patronize your local Library as well.  The Patrons of the Libraries are the ones that keeps the Libraries going.  If it wasn't for us Readers who loves to Read they may not be a Library.  Now you noticed I said "MAY". 

I check out Physical Copies of Books - mostly Hard Back Books - from March - November or December...depending on the weather.  Than I will read my own Books that I have here at home from December through the later part of February - sometimes March...depending on the weather.  I do not go to the Library during the Winter Months.  Although I could if I wanted to cause it is not that far from my house. 

I just finished reading "Open Season" by C. J. Box - This is Book #1 in his Joe Pickett Series.  I dearly love love this Book.  The Series is so very good.  I highly Recommend this Series and this Author and the Books! 

Now I am reading "M is for Malice" by Sue Grafton.  This is Book #13 in her Alphabet Mystery Series.  Its hard for me to finish reading this Series because she is no longer living.  I am struggling to finish this Series but I will finish this Series out all the way to the very last one that she wrote which was Y.  She didn't get to publish Z for Zero before she passed away.  It breaks my heart that she passed away so suddenly like.  Her daughter won't even finish the last book in Memory of Her Mom.  I wish she would but she won't and the Series will never be complete. 

Please go and support your local Library if you have one. 

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sad News - Death In The Family

Dear Friends

   I have some sad news to tell you:

     My Cousin Mike whom my younger brother and I are really close to has passed away.  Mike was a very special neat awesome orniery cousin of ours. 

   My younger brother and I spent alot of our childhood growing up years at their house - My Uncle Royce and Aunt Betty and their three boys at their house - and we stayed at their house for a long time due to our Dad being in the hospital at the time.  We spent many nights sitting on the floor of my cousin's Mike's bedroom - covered up with a blanket - sitting in the dark - and watching Frankenstein many nights.  We went to their house on Sunday afternoons after my Dad got out of the hospital and we ate our Sunday Afternoon Dinners there every Sunday.  My Uncle Royce who is still alive and lives in the same house as he did when we went there as a child made the best Potato Salad that you ever want to eat. 

   We have so many memories of staying with them, playing at their house, playing on the Hill, eating our Sunday Afternoon Dinner's there.  My younger brother and I played with our cousins every chance we got and we played on the Hill which was so much fun.  He has two other brothers who are just as orniery as ever. 

Yesterday was the Viewing of my cousin and I didn't get to go and today is his Memorial Service.  I can't go to his Memorial Service either. 

Our Cousin Mike was a Dentist and after he closed up his Practice he moved to Florida with his family and he started to travel to Foreign Countries as a Missionary and he practiced his Dentistry to the Poor People in the Foreign Countries.  He loved doing this.  This was his Gift from God that he dearly loved doing.  He was planning his next trip to a Foreign Country when he passed away.  He was a very special Missionary and he loved doing this.  He also loved Hiking and all of that - he was a outdoor person as well.  Him and his second wife has 4 kids - not sure their age. 

He is going to be greatly missed by all of us cousins and his immediate family as well.  He is going to be missed by all of the people that he took care of their Teeth for them here in the US and abroad. 

It has been a very rough couple of days and today is not going to be any easier due to his Memorial Service.  I cried all yesterday morning -afternoon - and last night.  Every time I think of our Cousin Mike I start crying.  Like I said my younger brother and I plus my Dad and Mom were really close to our Aunt Betty and Uncle Royce and their three Boys - Mike - Steve - and Dennis.  Mike is the one that passed away.  We spent countless hours and days and nights at their house when we was growing up. 

My younger brother got our Cousin Mike's GI Joe Set and those two played together every chance they got on the Hill with the GI Joe Set. 

Mike's Birthday is on the same day as mine is and we are 6 years apart...Mike is older than me.  I am not sure but I think he Died unexpectedly.  There was nothing wrong with me.  He was a very healthy person. 

May you Rest In Peace Cousin will be greatly missed by Everyone!  Love You Cousin Mike.  We will miss you!  Thanks for being a very orniery wonderful super fantastic special awesome cousin.  We Love You Cousin Mike! 

Love & Prayers
God Bless You
Linda K, Buttercup

Monday, February 26, 2018

Amish Mystery Series

Dear Friends

   A friend of mine was telling me about a Amish Mystery Series based on the real town of Sugar Creek Ohio.  There are 25 Books in this Series and they are written by different Authors.  These are from Guidepost Website.  You can buy them if your Library does not have them.  You cannot hardly get these from Amazon. 

Here are the Books in Order

#1.  Blessing In Disguise by Nancy Mehl

#2.  Where Hope Dwells by Elizabeth Ludwig

#3.  The Buggy Before The Horse by Tricia Goyer

#4.  A Season Of Secrets by Elizabeth Adams

#5.  O Little Town Of Sugar Creek by Amy Lillard

#6.  Off The Beaten Path by Annalisa Daughety

#7.  Peace Like A River by Olivia Newport

#8.  Simply Vanished by Nancy Mehl

#9.  A Stitch In Time by Elizabeth Ludwig

#10.  Mason Jar Mayhem by Tricia Goyer & Cara Putman

#11.  When There's A Will by Elizabeth Adams

#12.  Shoo, Fly, Shoo by Amy Lillard

#13.  Earthly Treasures by Annalisa Daughety

#14.  No Time For Trouble by Olivia Newport

#15  All Buzz At The Honey Bee by Nancy Mehl

#16.  Home Sweet Sugarcreek by Elizabeth Ludwig

#17.  Blessed Are The Cheese Makers by Tricia Goyer

#18.  Stranger Things Have Happened by Amy Lillard

#19.  In A Jam by Elizabeth Adams

#20.  A Play On Words by Emily Thomas

#21  Digging Up Doubts by Olivia Newport

#22  Horse Sense and Sensibility by Nancy Mehl

#23  A Tempting Taste Of Mystery by Elizabeth Ludwig

#24.  To Have and To Hold by Tricia Goyer & Cara Putman

#25  In The Fullness Of Time by:

                  Elizabeth Adams
                  Elizabeth Ludwig
                  Nancy Mehl
                   Tricia Goyer
                  Cara Putman

I love Guidepost and I love Amish Stories.  They are the best.  My Local Library has all 25 books in this Series which I am so very thankful that they have these books. 

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Have Great News

Dear Friends

   I have some super great super fantastic super exciting news to tell you.....Okay here it is.....

I have my Car Paid Off!  YES!  I got it paid off 6 months early....I am so very excited....The car now is officially mine!  I will get my Title to my car in about a week from the bank.  I made the last final payment on Monday which was only $30.00 some dollars and that was it.  I am so glad that I got my car paid off. 

   Now I need to get my brother paid off from when I had my Dental Work done about three years ago so I have him half paid off so now I just need to get him paid off completely.  Than I will have one more debt to get paid off.  Its my brother's debt but its under my account - its a tad bit complicated - and he won't pay it but since it is under my account I want to get this paid off completely.  I don't like to owe anybody any money and I don't owe the bank where the debt is at cause its my brother's responsibility and he won't pay his own debt off which infuriates me to no end - he is acting like it does not exist but it does exist and he won't do anything about it.  The Bank knows me really well and they know that I am trying to get this paid off so my mind will be clear and free.  I cannot bank at the bank where the debt is at until it is paid off and I am the only one that will get it paid off.  My other brother got very upset with me when I told him that I was going to get this paid off - he does not understand - that it is under my account - it is not under his account and it is not under my other brother's account which he owes the bank.  It is under my account only.  I will be so glad when I get this paid off than I will be debt free and Nobody in my Family or Friends of mine will ever borrow money from me ever again.  It is a shame that some Adults cannot take responsibility for their own debts! 

At least I have my car paid off now and so that is one less debt that I owe. 

My area has been getting Rain for the last three days non stop and my town and the surrounding cities and towns and out in the country is getting flooded like crazy.  Yesterday we had 60 Degrees Weather plus rain.  Now today we are having 30 Degree Weather F that is - and Freezing Rain - Icy Conditions. 

I am staying in again today and again tomorrow and than Friday I will go to McDonalds and get my favorite Meal. 

I am getting anxious to go to my favorite Library and I am not going until we get nicer weather and not get any snow or ice.  I am so tired of our crappy weather.  I am so ready for Spring Weather.  I want to get out and do some walking and enjoy the warmth from the Sun and see the Trees Budding and see the Flowers sprouting. 

That is all for now...

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Friday, February 16, 2018

Picture - The Longest Icicle in my Town

A Real Long Icicle hanging from the corner of my house - Monday Feb 12, 2018

This is the longest Icicle which is hanging on the Corner of my house from the Eaves Trough.  This is the longest one that I have seen so far in my town.  I love Icicles.  They are fascinating to me.  

Thanks for looking...enjoy....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Progress on Sleepy Bunnies

More Progress on the Elephant - Sleepy Bunnies Birth Sampler by Janlynn Corp - Friday Feb 16, 2018

Sleepy Bunnies Birth Sampler

Janlynn Corp

14 Count White Soft Aida

2 x 1 Full Cross Stitch

More Progress on Mr. Dumbo The Elephant....I stitch on this in the Evenings while I am watching the Olympics.  This is my easy project for the evenings.  

Sleepy Bunnies by Janlynn Corp - More Progress on this - Friday Feb 16, 2018

Here is what it looks like so far...the letter B - The Blue Ribbon and part of the Bunny was already done when I received this as a Kit.  I threw the Kit Threads out the door and I am using regular DMC Threads on this. 

I had to Frog the Right Ear cause the Brown was not matching my Brown so I frogged the right ear and I re-stitched the Ear so the Browns would match up for each of the Ears.  

Next time I take a picture of my Progress I will insert a picture of what it looks like.  

Thanks for looking...enjoy....

Thanks for all of the Comments on my last post.  I really appreciate them very much.  Thanks.

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup