Friday, December 3, 2010


 Life certainly gets interesting around here. I don't think I've stopped since October!

For Thanksgiving we went to our hometown, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to see David's mother and for the Alabama/ Auburn game. We arrived there to 75 degree weather and left four days later in 30 degree weather. Cough, cough, sniff, sniff.  We lost the game--after a 21-0 lead. All I can say is that we probably deserved the loss.

David's mother is 98 and is beginning to fade away now. In a wheelchair, can hardly see or hear and is in almost constant pain. I hate to say it, but it's time for her to rest. I admit that she hasn't been my favorite person, but all those feelings have gone. I truly wish there was something I could do for her.

The photo of Michael and Linzie was made in the car on the way to TTown. She usually sits in the back with me, but decided she wanted to pass a visit with Michael. So she moved right in!

This is a little bit of work I finished a few weeks ago. I found the box at Goodwill. In excellent condition.  The needlework is by The Sampler Girl.  I used 28 count Jobelan and the threads called for. The book on the inside is Pride and Prejudice, of course, and is a very old copy I had on my bookshelf. I finished it myself. Proud of me!

This little goodie cost me some brain cells. The pattern is by Cedar Hill. I bought the chart on one of my trips to Houston. I didn't like the fabric included, so I purchased my own.  The colors are DMC and are the ones recommended. It's one over one. Took me a year but it's done.

Here's some Christmas cheer. Thursday is out usual day for Sunrise Assisted Living. Their tree is up and here it is. It's HUGE! And really lovely.

I made some more photos but my iphone is slow in downloading. So.......something to look forward to?


FancyHorse said...

It's nice to see you here again! It's snowing all over your blog - I hope you're staying warm!

Thank you for your kind words on my last entry. I'm feeling some better now.

I'm sorry about your mother-in-law. My mother will be 97 in two weeks. She's feeling her age, but still "plugging along."

Your needlework looks very pretty, you're very industrious!

Alice said...

I'm sorry about your mother in law. Aging isn't for sissies! Love the stitching! Nice photo of Linzie, but are you quite sure that Michael is in there somewhere?