Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time to Relax Now

     I finally feel like I can relax a little bit. Erin, my 19 year old, had her MRI done today of her neck and amazingly enough, everything looks good. She can return to normal activity gradually and can return to driving. Does she have to? I don't want her to. Good luck with that right? She will be coming to Vermont this weekend and I can't wait to see her. I have been blessed!

     We keep busy here getting ready for another 4H show. This week I cheered my 14 year old on as she completed her crafts for the show. She has never used double pointed needles before nor has she ever done an increase or decrease. Look at her cute sock monkey!

  She also took the picture of the flower above for one of her entries. Now to get a needle and thread into her hands this summer.... I joined in on the knitting to finish a pair of felted slippers. I now need to stick them in the washing machine for the felting process. My knitting basket is empty which is great.

    My son helped me make a design board. Just took scrap wood from the hardware store which is heavier than plywood and backed it with a few pieces of wood so it wouldn't warp. I added grey felt from Joanne's and am ready to go. It's 4x4 which should should be a good size to work in here. I had been hanging a piece of flannel over the door but my pieces keep blowing away.

I like the grey background as opposed to white to work on. Forgot the glue though. I have three pieces right now in process. Having lots of fun with them.

Better go. I need to vacuum next . I plan on enjoying time with my family for the next week. I am hoping calm is the word of the week . I have reached my quota of stress for the summer. (Did I tell you about my dog who got her choke collar stuck in a radiator causing a bit of a flood? Or the fugitive who dumped his motorcycle in the field above us and ran for the woods?)

Happy Summer,my friends!


  1. Hope's sock monkey turned out great. Well done! Thanks for posting pictures. And I hope she does well at the fair.
    You must have finished the mittens in spite of themselves, yes? And sent them off to wherever?
    I really need to finish something so I can cut into all that nice hand dyed fabric we made.

  2. Glad to hear your daughter is ok!

    Have fun, Colleen!


  3. Wow, what a summer so far! Yes, enjoy next week-hopefully a calm one!

  4. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. I will relax!