Thursday, December 31, 2015

WOW! What a Day

We had quite the day yesterday.  We had to go to a Doctor's appointment 200 miles away.  I had a premonition before we left the house to take a little extra cash in case of emergency.

After the appointment, we stopped for lunch and did a little shopping.  I planned on doing after Christmas/Christmas shopping for Katy.  She will be graduating in the spring and needed clothes for interviews.  Stopped at Trader Joe's for the basics:  olive oil, rice, marinara sauce and 3 buck know, the basics.  We were on our way home, making good time, home by 6:30 pm until about an hour into the trip, on the interstate, going 70 mph when the left rear tire went flat.  26 degrees outside, 4pm, cars and semi's whizzing by...really fast and the tire goes flat.  Thank God, and absolutely wonderful man, Sam with his daughter stopped and changed my tire.  We could not jack up the car on the side high enough so, he had to crawl under the car to jack it up.  He knew what he was doing since he is a truck mechanic.  God bless him!  We were back on the road with a small size spare that you can only go 50-55 mph (while everyone else is going 70) for 60 miles and we were about 130 miles from home.  I got to the nearest bigger town and stopped at a Fleet Farm for a new tire.  Sam was waiting for us to make sure we got there okay.  He will be in my prayers for some time!!

The holidays have been very busy with the kids being home and the mom's.  Just haven't had the time to post.  Here are some pics of the latest finishes.

Not a very good picture.  I could have used more batting too.  Limited edition from With Thy Needle and Thread:  Reindeer Games
 Where's Rudolph in a frame.  
I just finished Pineberry Lane:  I Bring Thee Joy.  
I had some hand dyed linen from Notforgotten Farm.  
I should have done the words in a different color but, not going to re-stitch it now.  
One final Christmas Picture left.  
Our little dog Buster curled up under the tree the last stitching group I had here.  
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!!
Keep on Stitching!!!


  1. Oh, bless his heart! I'm so thankful he was able to help you! Happy New Year!

  2. What an angel Sam was!!
    Love your finishes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. Oh my goodness! What a blessing that an angel stopped to help you with the tire and then made sure you made it to where you could get a new one. Wonderful finishes and a cute photo of Buster! Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!

  4. I'm glad everything turned out ok and that you are safe.
    What a good Samaritan.
    Cute finishes, and Buster is too darn cute under the tree. :)

  5. Glad everything was ok with the car and what a lovely man Sam is.

    Happy New Year xx

  6. Good that there was no accident because of the flat tire and nobody was hurt. And that there are people like Sam.
    Happy New Year!

  7. Glad everything is ok. Have a happy new year

  8. Thank you for sharing your story -- when it is such a blessing to be reminded there are still so many good people out there. Glad you are home safe.