Saturday, May 18, 2013

A little of this...a little of that...

Hi there!  So glad you had a chance to stop by to see what's happening in my small corner of the world.  I do finally have some stitching to show you, though not nearly as much as I would like.  It's getting a tad busy here at DJ's Digs as we get closer to my son's graduation.

First off is the SAL I have been working on with Babs and Mouse.  This is Friendship Blooms from Blue Ribbon Designs.  I am suppose to work on this on Tuesdays but it seems I'm always running around and then forget it the rest of the week.  I'll try to do better, but for now, here is a robin I was able to finish.

I was able to work for a wee bit on Matter's Choice from Carriage House Samplings.  Soooo much counting on this one!!  But I sure love the way it's turning out!!

I've also been working on an exchange, though I can't show that one just yet.  I have the stitching done but need to get busy with the finishing.  I was hoping to get this finished and in the mail before my family descends next week for the graduation.  Told you I was swamped!!

Gillie's Round Robin arrived the other day.  I checked it out briefly and put it away for a couple of days.  I will get to it very soon as I would like to send it on as soon as I can so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle while my Mom is here visiting.  Lovely stitching so far, Gillie!!  I can't decide which flower to stitch!!

My son's prom was last night and it was a tad crazy trying to get him ready.  I learned a lot about my son during this process.  He's a big teddy bear and will make some woman a great husband!!  Not that I'm advertising for one any time soon!!  I saw preparation for the prom from a different angle and it was an eye opening experience.  As nerve wracking as it is to be a girl waiting to be asked to the prom, it's just as nerve wracking being a shy guy asking a girl out.  He was tempted to forget the whole thing when his friends convinced him to go.  He had a beautiful date, and she is very quiet and sweet.

A few of them went together and ordered a limo which took them to the prom, then brought them back to the school.  What fun that must have been!  

According to my son, they had more fun at the after prom party hosted at the school than they did at the prom which was held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.  They had lots of prizes offered at the after prom party and DS came home with a few autographed items from local sports teams.  He was thrilled!!

I have to say, I love being a mom to my son.  We were married 11 years before we had him, and by that time we thought we weren't able to have children.  He has been my miracle child, one I hoped for, prayed for and received with gratefulness. I never thought I would be one of those emotional moms, but I will admit, I cried when I dropped him off for Kindergarten, and I cried tears of  joy last night when he looked so grown up and handsome dressed in that tux.  As graduation nears, my only thought is that I won't have him under my care much longer.  He has matured so much this year and I couldn't be more proud of the choices he is making.  I know there comes a time in his life when his choices are his own and I am no longer that guiding influence.  I have been fortunate that he has chosen to surround himself with wise and mature people, and I am so very thankful for those people who have had such a positive influence in his life.  You've made my job so much easier!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Two more weeks and he will graduate.  Three weeks after that he'll turn 18.  I'm looking forward to his future, and feeling sad this stage of his life is nearly over.  Can't wait to see what things are in store for my sweet boy son.  


Gillie said...

Ben and his sweet date look lovely! Love the SAL with M and B!

Denise SA said...

Your son looks so grown up. You are much further on than I am on Frienship blooms I started in the top left corner and have done about 3 blocks. I find it difficult to stitch on the 40 count in the hospital as the light is not great so I have finished a couple of other things on lower count fabric.

Mouse said...

ohhhhh its looking gorgeous ... well in front of me now .. and Ben and his date look lovely ... glad they had a good time and doesn't time fly when you are having fun ... love mouse xxxxx

Astrids dragon said...

Friendship Blooms is looking great and I can't wait to see what Gillie sent you!

So was he more excited about the prom or the winning of the bucket?! They are lovely pictures and I'm so glad he went.