Hi there! Did you have a good weekend? I sure hope you did...mine was fantastic, although it went by a little too quickly for me...I had a blast!
DS was away for part of the weekend with the youth group at church to an event called "Festival of Light". Kids from the area compete in a number of activities (sports, drama, interpretive worship) and if they win in this region the next stop is Boston for another competition. The kids have a great time cheering each other on and watching the events. So while he was away, DH and I got to do some things that I know DS wouldn't enjoy. We usually try to include him in the things we do, we're aware that he'll soon not want to do things with us and we want to spend time with him while he still wants to spend time with us...but we really enjoy doing OUR thing while he's away. We went to see a couple of movies, "True Grit" and "The King's Speech". I must say I enjoyed both of them!! We had leisurely meals with conversation that only included us (that doesn't happen often enough!!). And I have to say, I really enjoyed having his undivided attention. It was a REALLY good weekend!
DS returned Saturday night so today while the guys were catching up on hockey and "guy stuff" I spent a little time stitching. I was able to finish one of the nine blocks in the "Lighthouse Sampler" from By the Bay Needleworks. I love this design, I have for a long time, and I'm thrilled to be stitching it. I have to say it's a bit hard to set it down when I feel I have to stitch on something else...LOL Here's a picture of my progress so far.
I received the next installment of "Tree of Stitches", a specialty stitch SAL hosted by "The Stitch Specialists" yahoo group. The first branch is the February installment. This is a quick stitch and I'm enjoying it very much. Here's my progress...
I was able to finish off the January Mystery SAL hosted by http://mahelia.canalblog.com/
Here's a picture of that progress as well...
Looks like next week is shaping up to be a busy one. I don't know how much time I'll actually have to stitch (or update my blog) but I'll be back when I can. Oh, and for those of you who have asked about my Mom, she is out of the rehab place but is still having flu like symptoms (I'm actually kind of surprised they let her go...after hearing her account of what has been going on) but am hopeful that this is a good sign. I'm sure she's more comfortable in familiar surroundings. I still wish I could be there, but circumstances have kept me here. Such is life.
Off to get a little more stitching done before I have to turn in. Have a wonderful evening and for those of you in colder climates, stay warm and safe! I hear there are more storms on the way....*Hugs*
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