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Sunday, November 03, 2013

A Post - WooHoo!

It's been 5 weeks.  Geez Louise!  I don't even know where to begin. 

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.

I actually stitched an ornament from the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue, Lizzie Kate's cute little witch.  It's also in "the box". 


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!

13 comments:

marly said...

Nice to hear from you! Sounds like you're awfully busy and able to handle it all health-wise. Great! How you had time for all those completed projects is impressive. Have a safe trip to see that sweetie pie.

Chris said...

Wow! No wonder you haven't posted in so long.
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your MIL.
It sounds like your new schedule is tough but it sounds like you are finding your rhythm. Horses are so much work.
Have a wonderful time in Japan!

P.J. said...

Love that piece...which reminds me I should get mine out. :) you are a busy girl! I am excited for you in your trip to Japan.

stitcheranon said...

Wow, lots of news! Glad you are coping with the animals..I know how hard that can be. Stitching is adorable...perfect in fact ;-)

Vickie said...

What wonderful piece of mind for a great MIL.
Have a fabulous time in Japan. Please take a picture or two!! ;)

diamondc said...

I am sad your Mother In Law is gone but how lucky for her to be with Our Lord.
I am glad you are getting in some stitching.
Love the sampler all the colors are beautiful.
My Husband lived in Japan for two years he loved it of course that was long before I met him.
Blessings.

Catherine

Melissa said...

It's lovely to see your post, Joanie! It sounds like lots of things have been going on - sorry to hear about your MIL.

You must be so excited about the upcoming trip to see your family, especially your cute little grand-daughter!

In the meantime, take care and make sure you stay healthy for your trip!

Angie said...

How exciting to be there for her first birthday.

Sorry for the loss.

Melody said...

It was nice to read your post. I'm sorry about your MIL.

Your stitching is great. Lots of progress! How exciting to be looking forward to a trip to Japan to see your kids!

Karoline said...

Lovely to hear from you, it sounds like you are stitching up a storm

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your MIL.

Have a wonderful trip to Japan

Jeanne said...

Glad to hear from you Joanie. I'm excited for you going off to Japan to visit your son and family.

Life just seems to get busier all the time I'm noticing...don't know if it's the age thing or what but it's happening. Sorry to hear about your MIL but sounds like she had a good long life and easy passing and that's what we all wish for. Congrats on your stitchy finishes - my framing box is way too full!

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry about your MIL. What a lovely tribute!

I hope things are going better with your new schedule. That's a lot of work for one person!

Have a wonderful trip overseas!:)

woolwoman said...

glad to hear all your news Joanie. So wonderful you can travel to Japan to be there on the grandbaby's first birthday - she's a cutie ! I don't see how you are finding time for stitching with all the extra animal care - YGG - enjoy the holiday ! Melody