The past year has been absolutely the worst year of my life and I've seriously wondered what could possibly be left for me to do here. My kids are grown and have their own lives going on (which leaves little time for me and that's understandable--I was there once) and I never hear from my one & only granddaughter (she IS 16 now!!). I did Thanksgiving but then bowed out after that. Went to church the Sunday after Thanksgiving and haven't been back. I just had no desire to have anything whatsoever to do with Christmas, the joyfulness, the celebrating, gift-giving, the thankfulness. It just wasn't there. And now I'm faced with a new year. Last year at this time, my dear hubby was still with me and, at that time, we thought he was doing well. We were looking forward to a cruise that was just a month away. I still have to face a few more holidays, dates, etc. that was our last together. But thank God Christmas is behind me.
I've been doing some sewing and crocheting just because there's been a LOT of alone time (by my
choice) and got my friend, JoAnne, involved in making a few quilts for a teen mom cottage at a
nearby shelter/orphanage for kids in need. The organization is opening a cottage that will house four teen moms and their babies so the need is for 4 adult and 4 baby quilts. JoAnne got started well after me but has posted on her blog that she already has one adult quilt top finished and she's now working
on the baby quilt! Just so no one thinks I've been a slacker, I thought I better post what I've gotten done thru the month of December.
Bonnie's mystery and am pretty much up to speed but now just need to work on the final assembly. That'll wait for a bit since I'm working on Judy's New Year's Day Sit & Sew QOV.
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