You would think that now that I have completed the cross-stitching on my secret project and only have the back-stitching left I would have found time to add lots of stitches to Santa. You might think that, but you would be incorrect. Work, physical therapy and visiting mom leaves me too tired to stitch most nights. This is where Santa was for the last update three weeks ago.
We have also had visitors the last 3 weekends, including yesterday. Two of my cousins and their spouses came from Connecticut and Rhode Island to have a visit with my mother. They brought delicious homemade chicken soup and cold cuts for all of us to enjoy for lunch. Mom thoroughly enjoyed their visit and actually ate some soup and half of a sandwich. Sadly, I forgot to take any photos of all of us together. We see each other so infrequently that I was just enjoying their company. After visiting with my mother a couple of hours, they drove a few minutes to my house and got to visit with Hubby and my son also. My cousin Penny then surprised me with a beautiful and thoughtful gift. She gifted me these pretty silver thimbles that were her mom's. The smallest one in front is too small for my pinkie finger. It must have been made for someone with very small fingers or for a child.
Aren't they just gorgeous?! My aunt was a wonderful seamstress. I remember that she made me a beautiful long velvet skirt to wear to my grandmother's 80th birthday celebration. I also remember that it was an unusually warm November day in the high 70s and I sweltered in that skirt, but I loved wearing it.
Thanks so much to Avis at Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this Stitch Along every three weeks.
Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take some time to visit the other talented bloggers below who are part of this stitch-along. You will see a wide variety of stitching projects. These talented stitchers are from all over the world so please allow for the time differences and check back for each post.
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