I spent the weekend driving to Raleigh North Carolina to pick up my brother and bring him to Florida. It is a 14 hour drive minimum from where I live. It took us a little longer as we had the baby with us. I expected her to be upset being stuck in the car for that long, but she did great! She barely cried, slept alot and when she was awake she giggled and babbled and played with her toys. I was worried she would not sleep in the hotels because she slept alot in the car, but nope she slept all night! It was almost like traveling without a baby in the car at all, she did that well! She seemed quite happy to see her Daddy and that was really sweet to see. My back handled the drive a lot better than I thought it would, but I am still hurting more than usual today, but not enough that it should be a day where I stay in bed all day. I am real happy with that because I was worried that my back would freak out completely, but it didn't.
I know I haven't blogged in a while and I am sorry for that. Things have just been so busy lately that I forgot about it. I do appreciate everyone's comments and emails so thank all of you who take the time to comment or write to me!
I have continued stitching on Tam's Creations Blackwork Winter Sampler. I have the entire center done which includes the first ring of motifs (snowflakes). The chart then breaks up the remaining rings into 4 corners; upper right, upper left, lower left, and lower right instead of doing each round of motifs. So rather than doing each "round" of motifs, I will finish it the way the chart is laid out, so I have started the third square of motifs in the upper right corner which is a repeating pattern of mittens, hats, snowballs, and shovels with snow on them. The next "ring" is a repeating pattern of skis and ski poles, cups of hot chocolate, snowballs, ice skates, and plates of cookies. The last ring is a repeating pattern of poinsettias, snowflakes, candles (in lantern type holders) and something I can't figure out what it is. LOL Anyway, here is an updates pic of the sampler. Enjoy!
I got a package in the mail today and it contained new stash for me! Woot, this made me feel good despite my back and pelvic pain. I already had two of the L&L Celtic Seasons ladies (Summer and Spring) so I ordered Fall, Winter and Christmas. They arrived today! I can't wait until they are all finished, framed, and hanging side by side, they are going to be gorgeous!
Again, thank you for the kind comments and emails, they mean a lot to me! (Also, it is nice to know that someone actually reads this blog LOL)