Everything has been slow the past 2 weeks......stitching and most everything else too. I am staying at my mother's house most nights now as I don't think she can be left alone (she isn't ready for that yet either...if ever again). She has an aide all day long.
When I was home, I was visiting with my son. He returned home last weekend so that he could return to work on Tuesday, after a negative COVID test. I am not sure when he will be able to visit again. He needs hernia surgery at the end of the month. Hubby will most likely have to travel to him to take him to and from the surgery and stay with him a couple of days. I am sure that will mean more COVID tests. Life is so very complicated at the moment.
Since Mom goes to bed fairly early....before 9, I have had some time on my hands. I have been reading some books. I recently finished "The Christmas Boutique" by Jennifer Chiaverini.
I just finished "Naked in Death" by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts).
Both of these books were quite interesting though very different. I had never read a J.D. Robb book though I have read many by Nora Roberts. I will read more of these when I am looking for a mystery.
I have also started a new crochet project at mom's house. I had bought a bunch of yarn when AC Moore went out of business. I decided to use what was left of some variegated pastel yarn to make another baby blanket. My attempt did not start off well. I tried and tried to follow the directions of a blanket I found on Ravelry that is crocheted a big square, but no matter how many attempts I made, I could not successfully complete the join so that I could move on to the next row. Now I have made many, many blankets, but this pattern stumped me and I abandoned it after completing this small square many times.
I moved on to another pattern that interested me, the Diagonal Bobbles Blanket. I am much happier with how this is progressing, although I have had a couple of rip outs with this also. Mostly counting mistakes on my part. I am 6 rows in at this point.
I will work on this a little bit each time I stay at mom's.
I added some yellow stitches to the tree on October Morning.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. After putting away my Christmas village, I am hoping to find some cross-stitching time today.
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