Saturday, February 12, 2011

Back Again!

Now I have more reliable access to a computer and so, here's a post! My ornament a month is going great and I will post some pics hopefully tomorrow. I have more than one done for the months of Jan and Feb! I am stitching up the LHN ornaments from last year and started collecting the ones for this year. I am also starting a redwork project. I started a cute, simple hat that I am knitting. That is a good rink project! We are in the midst of playoffs in hockey and we will be doing some traveling. We are going to Gaylord Michigan in a few weeks to a resort (they have a spa and I am going to try to work extra hours to maybe plan a little pampering) and also to Jackson, MI. If anyone knows of a cross stitch shop in those two places, please let me know. I usually don't get to buy new stash until I go home to Nashville, so I'd like to see if there is somewhere I can visit in our travels.
It has been so cold and snowy here in Michigan. I am really ready for spring. I am starting the Lizzie Kate freebie "Welcome Spring" and maybe it will help spring come a little sooner.
We lost a good friend last night and she was so young. My age. She has 2 boys that are the same age as #3 and #4. She was the godmother to most of my kids. I still can't believe it. At my father-in-law's funeral last summer, I said, " We have to get together some time soon." She said, "Yes, but not at a funeral." We laughed. Ironic. The weight of sadness is so heavy. I hope that her husband and boys can cope without her. She did everything for them. I think they knew ahead of time, so I hope that they we at least somewhat prepared. Uggg. OK, enough of that.
Well, pictures tomorrow after our hockey road trip. It's a must win game for our team to move on in the playoffs. Wish us luck! See you soon, my friends, and make sure to hug the ones you love.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. My heart goes out to her family and all who loved her.

    YES! I am sick of our MI weather too - although we haven't gotten as much snow as other parts of the country so I'm glad of that. Good luck in the hockey playoffs!

  2. Oh, there is a little store in Jackson that, while relatively small, is jampacked with stuffs! It's called In Stitches, and it's south of town in a little shopping strip. The directions won't be difficult to follow.

    I don't know of a place in Gaylord, but if you're taking 75 North there is a place in Saginaw and one in Bay City. The one in Bay City, Stitching Well, is just a quick jaunt off of the highway and is large and also jam packed.

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, and so young. Best wishes for healing and love for her family, and to you for your loss.