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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One of those years Already!

It's been quite a week, month or for that matter year.  I decided to take the car on Saturday to hit a couple of antik stores on the hunt for some frames for my recent finishes and "hit" turned out to be the word of the day.  Yes, I hit a parked car and yes, I was driving Mark's company car and yes, it gets even worse....I don't have a German drivers license.  I'm just beyond sick still.  I have about cried myself dry at this point but I have to pick up a copy of the police report today so that will probably change.  I just can't believe that I hit a parked car and it's gonna cost us around $6000 Euros to get both cars fixed and pay my fines.  What a stupid, stupid  mistake!  And then unbelievably, Mark offered to drive me to the stores afterwards to find frames.  WTH! No, I didn't go because I just spent my entire European budget for the next 3 years on my little accident.

It was a crazy flight back to the states last month too.  It was my first solo flight with Clarice and I wish I could say it passed uneventfully but no such luck.  We made the flight just fine until we landed that is......we were stuck on the tarmac because the flight was early and there was another plane still at our gate.  We're just sitting there waiting when suddenly I smell something....oh no, she didn't???? Yes guys and gals, she did and it smelled to high heaven.  I forgot to take her food away the night before and in her defense, she had been in the carrier for 15 hours at this point so who could blame her really.  I apologized to everyone sitting around us, tried stuffing her bedding into a barf baggie and clean her up a little.  It was terrible because everything I tried to do was useless and I still had to drag her thru customs, immigration and of yea, the airport in general so poor little girl.  I took her into the bathroom and gave her a quick sink bath before we got into the car with Morgan and Donna for the final leg home.  After we got home it was a long, hot shower for both of us then a nice long snooze because we were both worn out.

I have been promising pictures from Switzerland and Carnival along with stories but I'm not sure I can do them any justice.  It was just an amazing adventure and just too unreal for words.  It's such a family event unlike New Orleans and they start planning the costumes as soon as the event is over.

Now to my stitching finishes.  I actually finished the E Cunningham by Blackbird Designs before Christmas to honor my friend's mother, Joyce Weatherford as a gift for her.  But I didn't get to see her when I was home so I couldn't post it until I was able to surprise her with it.  I found the most awesome gold, vintage frame to put it into but I forgot to take a picture of it.  I'll have to ask her to send me one.

And finally my last finish is My Valentine by Blackbird Designs but I still need to personalize it.  I just can't decide who to honor with this one.



  1. What a sad story about the car/accident! Isn't it fate though...seems when we do things we are not supposed to we get caught! I feel bad for you though - it certainly wasn't intentional. And I give your husband credit and cudos for asking if you STILL would like to go shopping for frames...what a sweetheart!!!
    Your stitcheries are wonderful and I'm sure Joyce was happy as can be.
    Such fun Carnival photos.

  2. So sorry about your accident. Wow that's alot of money. Sure hope it all works out for you.

    Pretty samplers.


  3. Look at it this way... you have good stories to tell sometime down the road! When you can laugh at it all! Love your stitchery!!! OLM

  4. Oh my...you really have had a time of it lately, haven't you? Here's wishing you better times ahead.

    Lovely stitching finishes!


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