Sunday, 13 January 2008

Airplanes and travels

Well, here I am with my feet safely on the ground. Thursday's flight home was interesting to say the least. About 1/2 hour before we got on our flight CNBC news comes on with a story about a plane that had to land in Calgary, Alberta with some injured passengers from a rough flight. My heart jumps into my throat. We are flying to Calgary in less than an hour. The flight was long but very uneventful - no turbulence at all - Thank goodness!!!!!
We cleared customs, grabbed some supper and hopped the next plane to Ottawa, Ontario arriving at 11:30 p.m. to be met by DH's brother. The weather was 32F and most of their umpteen feet of snow had melted. Here we had been getting photos and emails complaining about the bitter cold and umpteen feet of snow everyone had!! Apparently, there had been some extreme warmth into the 50's and most of the snow was gone. I'm not complaining - snow and cold are the reasons we winter in Arizona.
Most of my stitching was done over that couple of days .

Here is my Paradigm update

I managed to make some good progress with my hours sitting in the airport and the two long plane flights. I am almost finished this page - next week perhaps?

Little Book of Stitches has made a re-appearance. I worked on Page 3 for a bit - not much to see but getting there.

Next up is my Neighborhood progress. I am having a difficult time with this one. I am having a great deal of trouble seeing the holes in the fabric. I don't know if it is my eyes or the color. It is 36 count. I forgot my magnifier in Yuma so now I am really struggling. I don't know what the solution is for this. It is supposed to be in the mail on the 15th but I received it late and with my difficulties I don't think it will be ready for mailing on tiime.
I am off to visit with my BFF Beatrice ( - having trouble with hyperlink today - and her Mom this afternoon. We have not seen each other since mid October so I am looking forward to the visit. I am hoping to catch up with my friends from Knowledge and Needles stitching early next week. I have really missed them while I have been in Arizona and I understand there has been lots of stitching going on so I am really looking forward to seeing them.
I don't know what my stitching progess will be like next week. DH and I will be chasing (sorry - looking after) our two grandsons 3 and 1 while their parents go to Cuba for a vacation. I may just sit in a corner in total exhaustion when I have a few minutes instead of stitching. Will post when I can.


Ranae said...

Wow! That would be scary. Glad the turbulence moved outta your way.
The WIP's all look fab.
Have fun today and next week with the kiddies.

Vonna said...

Glad you arrived safely :)
And please tell your BFF Beatrice and all the gals howdy from me :)
Have a great reunion! And good luck with the fabric and the NRR..that sounds badly...

Itching To Stitch said...

I'm glad you had a safe flight. Your PL is beautiful, I just love the green you're doing it in ;)

Jenny said...

Your xmas tree finish is gorgeous and Paradigm is coming along well. I always breath a little sigh of relief on touch down on an airplane ride too - so I know how you must feel.

Clara said...

I am glad you made it home safe as well.

Thank you for leaving a comment for me. I am looking forward to hearing from you again and from anyone else who is interested.

TeeJay and I have been penpals since last spring and have become good friends. She inspired me to try the blogging thing, and to want to try something new with my stitching.

Barbara said...

Passengers were actually injured by the turbulence? Yikes! Glad your flight was uneventful!

Your NRR block looks great. I hope you can arrange a little postponement in sending it so you don't have to stress out about it!

Beatrice said...

I'm glad you are safe and sound.You did manage lots of stitching..Happy to have you home for a few days!

Beatrice said...

Hey girl you've been tagged have a look at my blog!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, that's quite the trip from Yuma to Ottawa via Calgary! Glad to hear the snow has cleared up for your arrival!

Can't believe your PL progress - you've almost caught up to me and I started it LAST MARCH!!!! :)

tkdchick said...

Everythign looks just great!!!