I saw this outside my window yesterday.
When is it going to stop?!!!! I cant believe it--April 18th. 3 inches of the white stuff all over the place and coming down for a few more hours. It was cold, windy and with a mixture of sleet and snow.
Overall, my weekend was fabulous!!!!! My Husband and I spent the last few days with my Grandmother, which is such a treat. She is 81 years old and is doing better then ever. It has been tough for many years-- dealing with cancer hasnt been easy on any of us, but last week she got the best report we could ever hear--Cancer free!!!!!!!! How wonderful!!!!!!!!!! So many prayers and so many people looking out for her, it is such a blessing to hear such positive news. When Grandma knew about us coming a few weeks ago, she of course couldnt be more pleased. She went and got some of our favorite late night snacks-- ice cream, cookies and even baked a cake. You know when visiting Grandma, food is always top priority-- especially when visiting with relatives, breakfast, lunch and supper --going out for it is the norm. For me, I dont eat out all that much, especially 3 big meals in one day, although every meal time couldnt be full of more fun and laughter. For me, it all balances out. We had a great time, seeing everyone again. We took Grandma to an antique store that she had wanted to go in, and it was great fun to hear her say-- "I have that, I used to have that or so and so had that!" Finding a few goodies is always fun-- and the hunt is the best part. What is around the next corner, it could be it!
She has been crocheting afghans for all the great-grand children and it is amazing to see the pile. Each one thought out for each child. She is whipping right along with them--only has a few more to make before Christmas, I think she is going to make her goal :). She is working on one of those huge floral cross stitch projects-- I cant think of the name right now, but the flowers are so life-like, one of the iris' she is stitching and has been working on it for a while, lost her place so put it away. I was thrilled to help get her back on track and perhaps after the afghans are done, she will pick it back up. It was fun showing her some of my WIPs, and she just was floored over the small counts-- and what count is this? 40. This? 45. Ooh, and she'd lean back on the sofa with amazement. I have never seen such fine linen- she said. I didnt stitch much while there-- really hard to start and stop in between all the eating!!!!
She has a nest of Duck eggs right outside her garage door, which is so amazing to see, however where is the mother?!
Grandma got a new canary and boy does it love to sing! She is thrilled with her new friend and it brings her such joy.
To see her light up each time we came back to the house and run over to him, they had a special chat. Then she would come back into the kitchen, put on another pot of coffee and say, want some cake? LOL, we just got off the breakfast table!!! Classic. We were sad to leave her early last night, and am looking forward to the next visit with her soon.
Last week I did finish a small project-- Be Joyous by Homespun Elegance. I used the called for silk with 40ct Vintage Pearled Barley. It was a great little project and one down in the WIP pile.
I have been super busy with work, but managed to get in some stitches on Peace. I think I am going to work on this for a while, and see what I can do about this HUGE WIP. I am in love with the colors, and definately looking forward to progress. If I dont open up the sheet I am working on, it doesnt scare me as much. I am going to work on it page by page. It is too big to do the whole border at once, and I want it to line up in the worst way!!!! LOL-- who doesnt want their borders to match up?!!!!
Thanks for all your great comments on Ichabod Seabury, the color is fabulous and I hope some of you give it a try sometime!!!!!!
Until next time! Happy Stitching everyone :)