Happy Friday to you all!
It's been a busy week here in Spokane. I have some pictures to show you in my next post of some gardening things Lori and I have done at the lake but today it's all about the runner. Yes! It's finally finished. All 60 squares and three days of crocheting nothing but border stitches. Now, it doesn't look very attractive here since it's still blocking and my blocking mat wasn't nearly large enough for this behemoth. I was back to the old fashioned way of towels and sticking pins into the carpet! I had to scoot it over close to the bed so that I could have room to maneuver my not so small body along the runner to pin it.
I do like how it turned out though. I think a little tweaking with the iron and starch when it's dry and it will be just fine. What do you all think? It's just over 9 feet long and 18 1/2 inches wide.
A little closer.
I have some not so happy news from this Grandma too. Brad, Mandy and Piper have put their home in Portland up for sale and are moving to Washington D.C. Brad has a new job there and Mandy's plan is to be able to stay home with Piper instead of her being in daycare. This Grandma is heartbroken. Portland is about a six hour drive from here, but I drove it happily to see them as often as I could. D.C. is clear across this huge country and I won't be able to visit there very much at all. Hubby's not about to let me drive that far by myself. Thank goodness for Facetime. Mandy calls at least once everyday on Facetime so we can talk to Piper and she can see us. I am just so sad about all of this. Every one of my kids so far, far away. Brad starts work on the 30th and Mandy & Piper are coming to stay with us for a week so the realtor can show the house at anytime without disturbing anyone. So...we get at least a week and probably more if the house sells quickly and they need somewhere to stay while house hunting for a new home in D.C. I need to count my blessings in that fact.
Now a happier picture.
This is Chloe with her friend Mattie laying on her blanket at the lake. Mattie is Lori & Paul's dog and is "almost" as sweet as my Chloe. They're best friends. When I called Chloe to the car yesterday to come home, she ran back and laid down by Mattie as if to say she would rather stay right there. I understand that feeling.
Have a lovely weekend my friends.