Saturday, January 13, 2007
I forgot to show this finished. It is actually my first finish of 2007! I finished it before I finished the Picnic Sweatshirt square. I was waiting to actually put it on the little hanger, but since it looks like it's going to take me until next Christmas to get that done, I'm going to go ahead and show it today. I'll get it completely finished someday!lol
And this is my latest finish. It's the square for William at Quilt4Kids in Australia. I got those other squares mailed a couple of days ago. This picture makes it look darker than it really is.
I'm going to get it mailed very soon. I really liked stitching this. I hope William likes it, too.
I cleaned out my utility room today. I am exhausted! Katie's Dad is coming to visit. He didn't let us know until noon today. He was already on his way. Since our son died, we have both wanted to spend as much time as we can with Katie. SO - - - her daddy is going to move in with us and rent Glenn's room. We will just be roommates. I already said that we are good friends. He has had some problems job wise and I really don't want to sub much. SO we decided that if he moved in, he could help me with expenses and with Katie. He owned his own construction business. He built houses. But he is tired and sixty-years-old. He doesn't want to be the boss anymore. But he is having problems getting a job. He is about to sell a house, so he will be okay for a while. I know it is really weird, but our relationship since our separation has been very weird by anyone's standards.
He lived with us for 3 months after Glenn's death and everything went fine. Anyway, he needs to put a lot of his stuff in the garage. So when he has come, we've been cleaning out the garage. We want to move the rest of my stuff in the garage into the utility room, SO I needed to clean out the U-room.I really had a lot of stuff in the U-room! A lot of it was trash. Now when he gets here, he's going to take the trash to the trash center and the stuff I don't want to the Salvation Army. Now I have room for the rest of my stuff in the U-room. And I found a real treasure! I stopped cross-stitching many years ago because I was teaching and raising my children and I went through a bad time of depression. I almost had a nervous breakdown. So I put up my cross-stitching and didn't stitch for years. Then the January before Glenn's death, I had the urge again. So I started again. It was just like I had never stitched before. It took me a while to get good at it again! I have been looking for all my cross-stitch stash for 2 years now! I couldn't find it anywhere. I had begun to think I had thrown it away! I know - hard to believe, but I was in such bad shape. I really didn't know what I was doing a lot of the time! Well, under all that trash and stuff in the U-room, I found a big plastic box full of my cross-stitch stash! Material, kits, etc. I am so excited!! I can't wait to go through it. It will be like getting a great gift, because I don't remember what I had! Well, Katie's Dad is here now, so I'd better go help him load up the trash! Happy stitching!