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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Busy, Busy............

Lest you think that I am buried under yarn and fabric, you can rest easy. That project is coming along with lots of reorganization and a vow to concentrate on using my stash in the future. Although not much stitching has happened, we have been very busy. First, two weekends ago, we helped to celebrate Brent's 40th birthday. Can you tell that DD2 surprised him?

Since Monday was a holiday that cancelled our usual Monday tasks and the weather was beautiful after days of rain, we drove north to Darrington. The mountains are full of snow and the sky was crystal clear and great for photos.

Can you imagine this view from your backyard?

We've also downloaded Skype and had fun playing with our new webcam. Isn't technology grand? One of the nurses at the hospital told me yesterday that a patient used the webcam to read a bedtime story each evening to her son back home, another mom communicated daily with her mother in Hungary! Here's Sophia in Chicago, enjoying one of her books.

The webcam pictures aren't quite as good as the ones that come via email, but both are a great way to keep in touch with distant family members. Wouldn't our folks be amazed? Daniel is growing like a weed and getting ready to crawl.

Here's David, enjoying the snow while, unlike last winter, it's been unusually mild here, and you can see from my header that the witch hazel is blooming as it does every January.

In the midst of all this joy and abundance my thoughts keep turning to the people in Haiti. May they know how much we care. Sheila has a very interesting link on her blog to a young friend of her daughter, who's in Haiti doing what she can right there on the ground. Bless her and all the others who've answered the call.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

What Have We Been Doing?

Whatever possessed us to create this mess? Well, we'll be having lots of company in April, some of whom will need a place to sleep. Since one of our bedrooms has been "off limits," with the bed barely visible, for a really long time, that's been our motivation. Now all the yarn and fabric, as well as miscellaneous stuff, has been sorted and restashed in the closets. As for me, I am on a stash diet!

Almost everything else has taken a backseat to our cleaning frenzy, but I did finish hiding the ends of these two dishcloths though. And since they kind of fit along with the cleaning theme, here they are:

Now, it's back to work!