Sunday, October 21, 2018

Slow crocheting

I have been adding a row here and there to my Breezy Infinity Scarf. Now I have a square.
 I wonder whether I will finish this for use this year or not.

I am happy to show you that my son is using the quilt that I made him.
I think it looks pretty nice on his bed.

I haven't been stitching all that much lately. I joined a strength training gym in the hope of combining that with a diet program to lose some weight and tone prior to looking for a dress for my daughter's wedding. She and her fiance have decided on next September for the wedding which doesn't leave me much time to get in better shape.

Of course, adding a couple of gym sessions a week to an already crowded schedule means very little crafting time. I want to design and make a wedding sampler for the happy couple also. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. I think I will work on the wedding sampler design rather than actually stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018


After a week in the hospital and five weeks in a rehabilitation facility, Mom is home. She is not as independent as she was in August and we are in the midst of coordinating aides to help her out. I wanted to thank everyone for their well-wishes. 

Last weekend Hubby and managed to make a short overnight trip to Boston to attend our daughter and her fiance's housewarming and to meet her fiance's parents. Here we are with the happy couple. 

It was a great party, but the drives there and back were awful. On Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. the normal half hour drive to get off Long Island over one of two bridges took over an hour. Then there was construction on Interstate 95 that further delayed us. What should have been about a four hour drive, give or take, took five hours. We were trying to arrive early as we were bringing a cooler, but we at least arrived right on time. Going home Sunday afternoon we encountered numerous roads with accidents on them. I used Waze to navigate around them, but at one point there were accidents and delays on every possible route. We spent 6 hours in the car to return home. Ugh!

Yesterday I made a whole bunch of food to package for Hubby and I and for my Mom and MIL. Here is a big pot of Meatballs and Sausage simmering on the stove. I want to cook some other freezer worthy items today so we have some easy weeknight meals and so does my Mom when I can't be at her home to get her meals.
 I also finally found a few minutes to add one measly piece to the Advent Calendar. Santa's sack finally got its brim.
I am hoping to work on this a little more today. The teddy bear in the sack between the house and the gift is the next item to add. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will make a cup of tea and go visit right now.

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