It has been quite a weekend, and it is not over for me yet as I don't go back to work until Tuesday.
We had to take my mom to the ER on Friday night and she is still in the hospital. She now has Atrial Fibulation and will be getting a pacemaker. But early this morning she decided to get out of bed by herself, which she was instructed not to do and fell. She has a fractured C2 vertabrae on her right side of her neck and will have to wear a neck brace for 3 months. YIKES!
I did manage to go over to my friend Joan's house (Minnesota location) and stitch for awhile on Saturday with the girls. They had birthday cake (yum) and presents for me! Oh boy!
Cathy gave me a Shepherds Bush kit and a pink ribbon magnetic pin that lights up alot!
Thank you Cathy! I think everyone knows how much I love getting "pink" stuff and I do like Shepherds Bush stuff.
Lori gave me 4 bottles of my most favorite Coffeemate, Peppermint Mocha. Girls, if you have never had this you must try it. It is delish! Unfortunately it is only in the stores this time of year for the holidays. I highly recommend it.
Thank you Lorus! I already cracked one open this morning. Aaaahhhhh. Love it!
Joan gave me a beautiful Just Nan peacock pattern and the fabric and floss for it. I think I will be making the needle book. It has a lovely peacock charm. Joan also gave me 3 skeins of silk and a very large lobster clasp. I need to find out where she gets these.
Thank you Joan. I love all of it. I can't wait to stitch the peacock and use those silks. They are yummy colors!
Chris made me a special fob for my Mia scissors. She stitched the 2009 Prairie Schooler Santa on 40ct (over 1). For the back stitching, she had to "split" a strand of floss otherwise it was too thick.
This is really something. Here is a picture of the fob with the ornament that I had already made.
Thank you Chris. This is a treasure.
Thanks to all the girls. For the great afternoon/evening, gifts, birthday cake (you know that is a food group, don't you), food and fun! I appreciate all of it.
When I came home last night, I had a special surprise waiting for me.
Simba, my niece's cat, was waiting for me at the top of my steps. We take care of him about 2 times a year while his mom and family go see Mickey Mouse. They are leaving on Wednesday for 10 days. He is a really good cat and we enjoy his visit which is really a vacation for him also. LOL!
Today I finished my 11th Ackworth Friendship square.
I only have 1 left. YAY! These have been really fun to do but I am grateful for another commitment to be almost over.
Well, I just watched the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers--YAY and now I am going to watch the World Series.
Thanks for visiting and I appreciate all the wonderful comments.