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Monday, May 18, 2015

~Heavy Hearts~

Saturday afternoon we received a terribly sad phone call from Dick's brother, telling us that little Alex, one of our nephew's 6 week old twins, had passed away suddenly that morning. Earlier that same day we learned that my aunt, the last member of our parents' generation, was in hospice. She died early Sunday morning.

She lived a long, full life and will be sorely missed by our whole family. We never got to meet little Alex but are comforted by the fact that he is now with his great-grandma and great-grandpa whose name he shared.  That same evening we sang with our choir  the choruses of  Handel's Messiah  with heavy hearts, trying to focus on the text as well as the music, and the promise of Christ's Resurrection. May that promise bring peace and comfort to our whole family as well. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Off the Needles and Crazy Busy!

It's been a bit crazy here, and I am very behind in blog reading and posting.  DD#2 is on a business trip, and we've been helping out, our choir is in the last week of preparing for our Messiah concert, and I agreed to sew 10 chair pockets for Jubilee Reach. (6 are done!) And the sun is out which means the garden/yard needs attention. However, I did finish two things, one a new project and the other, a very old one.

This is the last Top This! hat for a while.  Look who sneaked it on while big brother was busy doing a puzzle with Opa. Do you think BB noticed?

Finally, this pair of socks is done. The pattern is Spring Forward and the yarn is Blue Moon Socks that Rock. (Falcons Eye)

And here is Little Miss in HER hat.

When time permits, I'll be finishing up some more socks that are in the WIP pile and will  also try to be a better blogger after our concert is over and the chair pockets are done. Meanwhile, Happy Mom's Day to those of you who are moms!  If you're in the mood to see more knitting, check out Judy's blog.