I’ve been laid off work this week due to slow business and took the opportunity to go to Oklahoma to visit my parents and my brother’s family. I left on the 20th and got back Christmas Eve. After a delayed flight back to O’Hare, DBF and his son picked me up and we went to his mother’s house in Hoffman Estates for their family festvities. We had a nice time, but didn’t get back home until 3:00 this morning. Of course, we all slept late, woke up late, exchanged gifts with DBF’s son, then took him to his mother’s house.
We went to breakfast/lunch, then went to see The Curious Case of Benjamon Button, which I really liked! We didn’t open our gifts to each other until around 4:30 this afternoon.
While I was in Oklahoma, I only did a tiny bit of stitching, mainly because I wasn’t really into what I was working on, plus the lighting wasn’t the best. I think I’m going to pull out my Alpine Seasons and work on that a bit. I’ve got more time off next week so should be able to get some good stitching in.
A while back, I sent a note to my friend Susan’s mom, Shelagh, as she’d gotten sick. When going through the mail this morning, I saw that I’d received a package from her. She stitched a really pretty pincushion and sent a nice card. I didn’t expect anything at all, so was really touched by what she wrote and her thoughtfulness:
Since I’m always losing my needles in the couch (between cusions and in the arm, where I usually sick my needles, I’m sure this pincushion will help. 🙂
So, I’m off through Sunday, then have to work a couple of days next week. I’m feeling spoiled by all this extra time off over the holidays…
I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday with friends and family.