What a week this has been!
We had our grandson, Jackson for a week's visit. He is off to school next week for the first time and we wanted some quality time with him before his life changes.
Our Jackson is all about his Poppa so I don't often come into play except as a source of food and clean clothes. However, his Poppa was busy one afternoon and we had a great time. I let him pick the schedule.
We went to the local store to buy a Matchbox car, then to the train station to watch the trains - 3 came by, then to visit his Uncle Bob at his job, then to Dairy Queen for a chocolate dipped cone and then the Splash Park for an hour or two. This necessitated driving all over the city and retracing our steps several times but he was having a great time and I was enjoying his undivided attention.
We came home to pizza for dinner and then it was Poppa for bedtime. DH took him back home to his parents Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday was Ann at Knowledge and Needles annual open house. What a great time we had. We were about 30 stitchers over the two days.
There was a great deal of food, a great deal of laughter, a large showcase of finished pieces and some small amount of stitching. Since DH was out of town, I packed up my pj's and spent the night at Ann's with some of the out of town guests. Ann's husband, Dan, made French toast and bacon on Sunday morning. It was divine.
I borrowed a couple of photos from Dani's blog. For other great shots check out Dani, Christin, Beatrice and Ann's blogs.
In this photo you will see Beatrice and mine finished Paradigm Lost.
We added fabric to them and made them into table centerpieces. We had to learn to make mitred corners and that caused lots of discussion and finally success.
My stitching progress for the week - Baby Shoes is down to the back stitching and adding the name.
My Mira RR piece is well on it's way - This is one of the little people from Crystal Christmas. What fun it is - lots of beads and some Kreinik.
I have a request. One of the ladies in our stitching circle is looking for a pattern from some magazines. They are spread over more than one magazine and with all her hunting she has had no success. I told her I would put it out there and see what happens. If you can help her please contact me.
She is looking for
Cross Stitch Collection - Lazy Days in Cotswold - Issue 88 and 89
Victorian Street Scene - Issue 97, 98 and 99
Please pass the word around. We would appreciate any help.
I want to thank everyone for your kind words, prayers and warm hugs. They are so much appreciated. We are on hold as we wait for further appointments before any decisions are made.
It is tough to wait but stitching, family and friends make the waiting easier. Thank you.