Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Today marks 4 weeks post-op and I am finally feeling a little more energetic and almost pain free. Hooray! I have done about 4 loads of laundry, cleaned the kitty litter pan (yes, I am really the only one at home who can handle it...I made a deal with hubby that I would do the litter if he would make supper, and he gladly agreed!). I even pushed a shopping cart through the super Wal-Mart, but that sort of did me in.

The good news is that with all this down time, I have almost completed a cross-stitch bell pull that I began about 18 months ago! I got hubby to lift the sewing machine up onto the dining room table/part-time sewing studio so when I complete the handwork I will be able to back it and finish it for hanging in my home office/art studio.

Well, back to cross-stitching (or maybe cuddling with Angel).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Look at this great book on Estonian knitted lace I found through Knitting Daily! It looks awesome! There are 8 various pages of the book that you can browse...it just might be worth getting!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

8 year old dreams

While watching the "Love Comes Softly" and etc. marathon on the Hallmark channel, Angel turned to us and asked "Poppa, will you 'give me away'?" A lengthy pause followed, as Poppa considered that future day...I teasingly interjected "No, he won't give you away because he doesn't want you to go anywhere!!!" But she smiled widely at the thought, contentedly knowing she "belongs" with us and in that belonging rests protection, provision, and parenting...

I wonder who will earn her heart away from her Poppa's!!