First of all, I have been stitching. I started (and finished, *GASP!!*) Cross Eyed Cricket's, Be Ye Thankful. I stitched it on 36 count mystery linen with the recommended DMC. I think I 'm going to frog out some of the yellow that just fades into the fabric. And I would like to get it framed before Thanksgiving, but I am not sure I can. If I can't, it it will go into "the box" with all the other finished but not finished pieces.
And I actually finished finished October's Wordplay and December's Word Play too! OMGosh. And there's another that I finished but for the life of me, I can't remember what it is. I blame my forgetfulness on my thyroid brain. No focus.
I am working out of my WIP box but I desperately want to start either A Yuletide Welcome or another Christmas piece. But I'm holding strong and working on those pieces that I've begun.
My David has taken a job out of town during the week. He is 3 hours away and has taken an apartment. He comes home on the weekend. (I can't wait until Friday at 6:30PM!) So I am now caring for my 3 horses and the 4 cats and the dog. Barn work at 4:45AM my friends! And again in the evening. Not much time to do anything in the evenings. I am getting better though, I'm getting into a rhythm so it's getting better. And I'm not collapsing at 8:30 like I did the first week.
Dave's Mom passed away this week, so we high tailed it to Pittsburgh for a whirlwind funeral and all the stuff that goes with it. The funeral was a lovely tribute to a wonderful woman who accepted me as her daughter and treated me as if I actually was. She never had a bad word to say about anyone and I can honestly say that I KNOW with my entire being that she's in Heaven with our Savior. She was 89 and God was gracious and took her home quickly. No suffering and no lingering.
And the biggest news is that in a month, I will be in Japan for 10 days visiting Mike, Jenna and my sweetie pea, Alena! She's 11 months old now and I will be there for her first birthday! I can't wait!!
So, that's the news. I hope not to be away for so long. It's just been a wild ride these last few weeks!
Take care and thanks for stopping by!