Well, I am back home. I arrived home on Thursday. My sister is doing okay. It will be a rough go for her for some time. My mother is leaving Tuesday and staying with her until October 30th. I will be returning to Texas on November 1st for two weeks. We are doing our best to give her as much family support as we can. Jim is making slow progress but we are all hopeful.
Now to stitching news. The wreath is finished. I took the wreath from a Dimensions chart called "Circle of Love", changed the saying inside the wreath and added the names of the 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren my parents have. Bob and Adam are my children, and Drew, Jackson and Hunter are my grandchildren. I had hoped to have it finished and framed by this weekend but that did not happen under the circumstances. I sat up late Saturday night and sewed beads on until it was finished. I gave it to my mom yesterday and then took it back to wash and press.
We had a wonderful Christmas/Thanksgiving with our family yesterday. I watched my children and grandchildren opening gifts and at the dinner table and counted all my blessings. After the tragedy that has befallen my sister, I think it makes us all realize how quickly our lives can change and not always for the better. I hope all my Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I will take a moment to thank all my blogging friends for their kind words and support. I count you amongst my blessings.
On to another topic. I am starting a SAL on Paradigm Lost starting November 1st. The participants so far are myself, Dani, Christin, Beatrice, Wendy and now Rob has decided to join us.
We have three other participants but they will be doing Cirque des Cercles. They are Barb (from Thursday stitchers) Ann and Lynn.
Anyone else who is interested we would love to have you join us. Please contact me if you wish to join.