Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wintery, Blustery Friday

Since coming back over to Germany, life has been in the slow lane.   Thank goodness!  We've not done a lot of traveling but plan to cross over to France this weekend.  We're heard there is some nice wineries just over the river and I think I may have found a few antik shops.  It's just been so cold and snowing almost everyday that I haven't ventured far from home. 

We bought a Slingbox while we were in the states and that is allowing us to control our DVR back in Georgia.  Such a weird concept to me that I'm sitting in Germany but can watch tv in real time from the US.  Since there is a huge time difference,  we are using the DVR to capture our programs then watching them on our tv here....weird!!! It's amazing how technology has changed our lives so completely just in my lifetime.  Anyway I'm now caught up on my Downton Abbey and Mark got to catch the final Fringe which depressed him.  There aren't too many shows that he actually watches but Fringe was one of those so he'll miss it.

I have been busy stitching...what else is new?  Mark thinks I sit on my butt all day watching tv, stitching and eating bonbons which I guess isn't too far from the truth. LOL!  I'm really enjoying my time off work to the fullest and have finished a couple of stash charts that I've had for quite awhile.  I joined a "Stash Diet" for this year which means that I won't be purchasing anything new this year!  That's not what everyone is doing but I've decided that is what will work best for me.  I've been really excited about stitching stuff that I've loved for a long time but just never got around to stitching. So here's what I have finished in December and so far in 2013:
Thats about it for now and hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Love your new finishes, both are ones I probably have in my stash too! ;) Love hearing about your living in Germany, I visited there a couple years ago and loved it and miss it! Have a great day!

  2. Love your finishes. I think the DVR is the greatest invention, ever! Only wish it would do more than two, or at least let me watch something else while recording.

  3. Oh WOW!! I love both of those designs. Beautiful!
    You have more self control than I will ever have in one pinkie toe! I could never go a whole year without buying something for my stash. God bless you girlfriend!
    That is so cool that you can watch your favorite shows in Germany. I love my DVR.

  4. Donna, Beautiful stitching. That And to all a Good night is on my list to stitch someday. Yours turned out beautifully.
    Good luck at the Drs while you are stateside. Jane


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