Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Special Surprise


Well, we didn't get the terrible ice storm predicted, thank goodness! But I had to substitute! It was a good day though. It was the same class as Wednesday; so they knew they couldn't get away with anything with me. The picure above is an update of A Lady's Pincushion. My stitching slows down when I substitute. I was so tired both days. I couldn't stitch much - had to take a nap!

And this is an update on The Juggler. I am going to backstitch this much before I do the balls and stars and border. I need to get this finished soon!
DD really surprised me Thursday night. She gave me a late birthday present. It was a "movie" she had made for me. It was a slide show of pictures of her, my son, and my parents set to music. The pictures were of the kids as they grew up and some of the last pictures of my dad. The songs were songs about mothers and one of the songs that was played at my son's funeral: Heaven by Eric Clapton (I'm not sure of the name.) It is the most precious gift I have ever received. She and I sat side-by-side and watched it on the computer holding hands. I boo-hooed the whole time! It totally drained me - it was so emotional! Then we hugged forever! Teenagers can really surprise you sometimes!!
Got to go! My mom is coming today to inspire me to go through all this junk and clear out some space for Katie's Dad to move in!! lol Have a happy, love-filled day!

5 comments:

Sue said...

Your stitching is lovely and what a nice thing your daughter did for you.

Lucy said...

Hi Vicki...found your comment on another blog and thought I would visit. I'm a 50 northern stitcher with 2 dogs, a cat, and a turtle! Your "juggler" is coming only nicely. Come over and visit my blog if you have a chance....

Mary Ann said...

Vicki, you are making wonderful progress on both pieces!! Such a nice thoughtful thing for your daughter to do for you.

Lili said...

Your DD's gift is very touching and thoughtful...
Your progress on the Juggler is impressive!
Take care, Vicki!

Jenna said...

What a lovely birthday gift and surprise from your daughter!