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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Happy Hello

Good morning my blogging friends! Since it's been forever, I guess I should say Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! I have had quite the hiatus, but I am happy to say that I am finally starting to find some balance, and am looking forward to visiting here more often.

Do you wonder just what I have been doing, since I haven't been blogging? Well, plenty I can tell you! I am finally starting to get the whole picture, of my job as a hospice nurse. I was totally unprepared for what I was getting into, but I love what I do. I am putting a lot of miles on my little car-I never bought the SUV I was hunting for, my little Prius gets such good mileage, I couldn't give it up. I am all set up with a traveling office and medical supply in my car, it's coming together.

Another recent event is having an aged family member move in with us. I think this has been a greater adjustment than my job. We have all pitched in as a family, taking care of my father in law. There is still a big learning curve here, but we figure it out day by day.

Have I done any crafting? Yes! I was able to actually complete a couple of scrapbook layouts over the holidays, while we were snowed in. It's been a long time since I completed a layout with journaling and all, I was long overdue for some paper time. I haven't taken any pictures to post, but nonetheless, something complete.

And, I have completed some cross stitch! I had a piece I was anxious to complete before Christmas, and I did. My project was for my son and his wife, and they came up from TN to celebrate before Christmas, so I had to rush the last few days. I was very pleased with the final result, and I think the kids were too


It was not easy to get a real good picture, with such light colors, and the glare from the glass. This was a wedding sampler, with the kids names and wedding date. I found the frame and mat at Hobby Lobby, they really set off the sepia tones of the threads. I loved doing this piece, but I was happy to move on to something with a little more color after this. Later this week, I'll post my other finish, the first for 2014!

I am happy to be able to be back and post a quick hello and update this morning. However, it's time to fill my travel cup, and hit the road. It's a little foggy this morning, and I want to give myself a little extra time traveling the dark country roads.

Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! A lot of changes for you all over there!! I am glad things are going well. That wedding sampler is so very lovely.

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    1. Thank you Vickie, I only wish I had a picture that showed the true beauty of the sampler. Yes, a lot of changes here, just more opportunities for us all to learn and grow!

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  2. Welcome back! I've been a little absent from the blogging world myself, and am glad to be here again. Your finish is lovely.
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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  3. Thank you Cathy, welcome back to you too! It seems there have been many bloggers having taken a break lately, maybe we'll all be refreshed and come up with much more to share.

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  4. Hi Cindy, I am glad you are back and I love the sampler that you made for your kids. It is all the more special because mom made it for them. I know my girls are always happy when I make them something. I am glad you are in your chosen field because you are truly needed. Take care and be careful when you are traveling on the roads. Sometimes it is is not your driving, but the other guy's that causes accidents. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  6. That's a beautiful piece you did Cindy. I imagine your son and wife have it prominently displayed in their home.

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    1. Thank you Patty. Hopefully this snow will all go away before too long, and I can take a much needed trip down to TN to see this hanging in their home!

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  7. Oh Cindy this beautiful.....what a thoughtful, loving gift.

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    1. Thank you, I love giving handmade gifts. Of all my cross stitch projects over the years, I have very few that I've actually kept for myself!

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