The past two weeks have been something else. I’m ready for a little boredom, if anyone has any to spare. Life has been interesting, in that Chinese-curse kind of way. So instead of being here as planned last Sunday, unveiling the winner of the Wabbit pattern, I was elsewhere doing other stuff. In one week, Max dislocated his knee and my mother opted to move into a nursing home about two hours away – those are just the highlights; there were also plenty of “minor” dramas and excitement unfolding seemingly at every minute. So here I am, waving goodbye to the negative stuff as it recedes in my rear-view mirror: adios!
For good stuff, the kids enjoyed a spectacular Halloween. Our little town offers daylight trick-or-treating among the local businesses, which is just so wonderful – nighttime trick-or-treating is thrilling, but even in such a small town it’s challenging and a little scary trying to keep track of your kids, avoid running over anyone else’s little ghost or goblin, and maintaining a strict policy of staying outside people’s homes even if they ask you nicely to come in. Nick made a last-minute decision to go as a gangsta, Rowen’s brainchild of a costume this year was Dracula’s Granny, and Arden was an adorable Punkinhead.
And of course I enjoyed the opportunity to take out my favorite spooky stitching smalls. It’s wonderful to reconnect with stitching friends with different seasonal displays.
Speaking of stitching, I finished the Prairie Schooler WIP and have been enjoying an interpretation of Old Crow by La D Da that I’ll use as a box top for a surprise Sinterklaas gift I’m constructing for Rowen, who has become extremely fond of the murder of crows that frequents the playground at school.
I loved reading everyone’s responses to my last post and felt so connected to everyone’s loving thoughts of friends and family. Margaret, your recounting of your grandma that worked but was also the quintessential grandmother brought my much-missed Grams immediately to mind. I LOL’d at a number of comments and cheered along with others. Breast cancer has touched us all, it seems, in one way or another. I’m happy to say that Coral’s the lucky winner and she’ll need to contact me with her postal mailing address. Thank you all for your comments and for sharing some special moments with me.
I’d also like to shout out a huge thanks to Ranae for swapping PS charts with me, so I now have all the animals that I want to stitch!
It’s a chilly, overcast day here today. We’re cozied up around the woodstove, which is crackling merrily and making us all feel toasty. The cats are curled up in the burn box, and the dogs are enjoying their new massive dog bed. From our home to yours, we send our love!