First of all, I just had to share these pictures of my precious Piper that Mandy posted on facebook Sunday. Isn't she the cutest little girl ever? Notice the chalk on the sofa? I'm guessing those are Pipers handprints. :-)
Outside by the new fence that's being installed.
On the front steps. Oh my heart. I MISS this little girl and her hugs and kisses. I do get to FaceTime with her every day, usually twice a day, but it's not really the same. I am grateful though, really I am.
The blankets for Syrian refugees finished,
washed and dried,
and put into the box with 82 other things. Sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, underwear and socks among other things. The box was mailed this afternoon to Seattle, and will soon be on it's way to the Syrian refugee camps to help the people who are being persecuted, especially the women and children. This was a HUGE box. It about killed me carrying it into the post office. 57 pounds! The box was about 3 feet high and 2 foot square. Lots of goodies inside. I hope it helps the people just a little and lets them know that someone on the other side of the world cares.
Do you remember Teresa's little knitting bunnie she got a month or so ago? Well she found one for me too and it was delivered while I was off cruising. Isn't she cute? I love the little ball of yarn and the fact that she's wearing a dress, as I mostly wear dresses too.
And remember the pretty light that Becky gave me last week when I went to Portland? I sat it in the sunshine at the lake and let the solar thingy charge and this is what it looks like at night. It was still glowing about 5:00 am when Hubby left for work. It's so pretty. Thank you Becky. Lots of people have stopped by and told me how pretty it is.
Dennis was visiting his Mom last week in Nebraska and for the first time in seven years all three siblings were together. From left to right, Doug, (his brother who lives in Florida), Karen, (his sister who lives in Omaha), Mom, (who also lives in Omaha), and my Handsome Hubby, (who lives with me)! Dennis is the oldest, then Doug and then Karen. If you remember, I went back to Omaha last spring when Karen had quadruple bypass surgery. She's doing wonderfully.
That's about it. Not a lot of news here. I'm making a blanket for Larry and Nita's new trailer. I have one more square to make and then I need to join it together. The sock yarn blanket is growing slowly and the log cabin blanket is most likely set aside until fall. It's too heavy and warm to work on in the warmer weather.
I did buy flannel to crochet edgings on while I was shopping with Gracie and Teresa last week, but I'm still looking for the yarn that Taci recommened for the edging. That will be a good, "take to the lake" project for the summer too. Crafting always slows down for me in the summer. I would rather sit by the water and read a good book.
What are all of you up to these spring days? I enjoyed reading all of the Mother's Day blogs the past few days, although, I admit, I struggled terribly with the day for some reason this year. It was very hard for me to see all of the Mom's with their children and grandchildren at church and online. I was HAPPY for each and every one of those Mom's. Very happy. But...I miss my children and grandchildren. Alex face-timed from Tokyo on Saturday where it was already Sunday. We talked almost 2 hours. Mandy face-timed with Piper too. I know they love me. They KNOW I love them. But, I want to touch them. I sound ungrateful. I don't mean to be and I hope you all understand.
I also hope you all have a lovely week and enjoy the spring, (or fall), weather, wherever you may live.
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15