I do pray that this post finds you all well! I've been absent for a few weeks, but everyone and everything is well. Billy and I got our COVID boosters a couple of weeks ago, and in a couple more weeks, I'll get my flu shot. We have been so blessed with good health. Not a sniffle even!
Our warm weather is now gone and I don't think we'll see any come back this way until March. We have had to turn the heat on and even fire up the wood stove due to temperatures in the low 40's in the mornings. Us southerners can't take much cold you know, and when temperatures get down close to the mid 50's, we're looking for sweaters. That's not saying that we miss the hot and humid weather we had all summer now.
I can't believe that it's time for Christmas shopping! Other than gifts for the little ones this year, I believe we will be looking forward to a nice dinner at home. Grocery prices have gone sky high in this area. I saw a three pound chuck roast the other day at over $24.00. One of the cheapest cuts of beef and only tender when cooked for quite a while. I couldn't believe it! We got a notice the other day that our auto insurance is going up another $200. I would hate to think what it would go up if we had a claim of any kind. Anyway! We'll be going to Christmas eve service at our church and look forward to celebrating the birth of Christ. Then spending Christmas day here at home in a warm and cozy house.
We had to have our sweet Riley put to sleep. He was sixteen and we got him as a pup from a rescue mission, He was a wonderful friend, companion and sweet boy for a long time. We could see though, that he had started to fail a couple of years back. We knew he was hurting, and knew that his hind quarters were giving him lots of trouble. Though he had no particular medical problems, he was going blind and deaf as well. Slowing way down, and sleeping a good part of the day and night. After talking with the vet., we knew that he would start to experience more difficulties as time went on. He was a beautiful boy with love in his eyes.
To my surprise, after I went through all my stash, I found that I only have a total of eight WIPs! So what I have done, is lined them up in a wooden crate right beside my stitchy chair. As soon as my "Colorful Flower" is finished, I will work with a rotation plan. It looks like a week on each piece at a time, and once a week is up on one piece, it will go in the back of the pile. I just want to finish what I've started so much. I have to be honest here, and it may sound funny, but one of my WIPs is over twenty years old! My goodness!
He is my "Colorful Flower" as of this morning. Got a couple of hours in, and all the petals are filled in except for the hi-lights. I'm really enjoying this piece.
The alien is still the same. I started this flower and stopped the stitching on him for the time being. He is first in line in the rotation program though. The plan is to work on each piece for one week before going to the next.
Once again. I do hope you are all well, and looking forward to a family Thanksgiving. Enjoying the milder temperatures as well, and stitching with all kinds of beautiful colors! Love you all, and don't forget to "Feel the Colors".