Monday, July 22, 2019

Time to return to some Bloggin'

Have not had much desire to post on my Blog... so here it goes.

Have our home listed up For Sale.
Need to be closer and with family these days.
Hopefully in the Murieta, CA area.
Gots to sell first, then we go from there.

Our precious Sondra, is still struggling with depression.
Inland Regional Center has failed us miserably.
Williams Syndrome Association a non-profit organization for those needing help and support has served us beyond belief with referrals to those who can provide the care Sandy needs.
Too much going on to include here, but we are finally seeing light at the end of that ugly tunnel.
My prayers are being answered slowly but for sure.  Must keep faith.

My punch needle designing keeps me preoccupied with happier thoughts to keep myself healthy and strong for our family.

So here is one of my new designs and those not so new...
My rainbow is featured in 'Punch Needle and Primitive Stitching' Magazine.
"A rainbow smiles away the clouds"
Last year's JOL designs
Crusty the hobo snowman, last winters punch needle design.

Still working on my pennies off and on, more off than on.  
They are good fill-ins especially when waiting in then Doctor's waiting room.
Love and miss visiting with all you faithful bloggers.
Will try and make my visits more frequent. 

Hope everyone is able to keep kool, we were 101 yesterday
and a little cooler today 98 with LOW humidity, thank goodness.
Peace and Blessings for all,

Friday, June 21, 2019


For us patriotism is in Season ALL YEAR . . .


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Not Sure what to Post ???

Sandy always thought something special was happening when she saw a 'RAINBOW' 
My World is UPSIDE down...
Our Sandy has been hospitalized since May 6th.  
For those who do not know her she was born with Williams Syndrome on August 18th, 1964.
Here is a picture of her happily stringing popcorn for a 30' long garland three Christmases ago..
Everyone LOVEs Sandy, always so happy and she loves people. 
That is Williams Syndrome a "Cocktail Personality"

She has been severely the point of not wanting to go on.
I have a problem saying certain words.
Trying to find a psychologist who knows and understands Williams Syndrome is like looking for a needle in a haystack, or they are not interested in helping a 55 y.o.
As the child gets older hypertension often becomes a problem.
She is not responding well to counseling even with 40mg Fluoxetine/prozac. 
Both Chuck and I  are entering our 80's and have been concerned about finding a group home for her to which she has been reluctant.  
It is a heart breaking decision as she has been with us for all of her 55 years.

I am looking for a psychiatrist and psychologist well versed and knowledgeable about WS.

PRAYERS, please...

Blessings and Peace for all,

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

HAPPY SPRING ... it has sprung.

Just want to say hi... I am still here.  NOT bloggin much these days.

Just punchin'

and appliqueing some.

keeping busy and out of trouble.

Hope your Easter was Blessed..
We celebrated ours with all four grandchildren 
and 3 out of four children.

Enjoy the day
and thanks for visiting.

Peace for ALL, Barb

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


A Little Belated, 
with a Heartfelt wish for all . . . 
* * * Happy New Year for 2019 * * *  
Loving the hectic times for this season,
Now I am ready to get back to routine.
We had an amazing 2018 Family Christmas Gathering. 
I would like to share a sweet story with 
our youngest grandchild Kolton...
  Our family Christmas celebration was amazing.  
It makes such a difference with the presence of smaller/younger children. 
Our youngest grandson, Kolton (5 y.o) and I were sharing
 that Christmas is Jesus's birthday.
 Kolton asked me during our talk how did Jesus get out of Mary's tummy? 
Well, I was flabbergasted and looked at my dil and asked if 
they have had this sort of discussion before (where babies come from)?  
She shook her head "NO, but you can tell him Grama"... 
I thanked Cassie ...
To make a long story short, 
I attempted to explain that the Father is God, 
the Son is Jesus and the Holy Spirit does magic.  
When our discussion finally ended Kolton said too me 
" Oh! God Bless you Grama".

Kohana top, Kolton, Kylie and Kyle now 13 y.o.
Our 4 wonderful grandchildren, the 4Ks.
 Now you know why our Christmas was Special.
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Wishing you all a Blessed, Healthy, and safe 2019 . . .

The Shores Family