Saturday, November 16, 2013
Stitching & Daughter Visited...
Working on Christmas gifts. This is a dress form style pin cushion complete with some beaded pins. I have an angel on her shoulder and a heart for her. She sits on a little glass pedestal filled with beads. I am pretty certain the recipient will like her.
My wonderful daughter came to visit. Yes, I am getting shorter through the years however she is wearing 6 inch heels. I hadn't seen her in over a year and she hadn't been to our home in seven years. Long overdue to spend time here in this beautiful area.
She drove over 500 miles and arrived in her little red "sleigh".
Mr. C took her for a ride in his beautiful black sleigh. She had never gotten to ride in it. They had fun!
Reflecting by the pond. Mr. C has been doing leaf duty for days. After all it is still Fall.
This is one of my favorite photos during her short stay. Mr. C and Jenifer taking a walk checking out the property and enjoying our lovely surroundings.
My Grandma made the best gravy and I loved eating it on biscuits, mashed potatoes or whatever. I didn't learn how to make it but my daughter learned from her Great Grandma and loves to make gravy. It takes lots of time and patience and everyone in the family loves her gravy. She made a huge batch for us while she was here. I was drinking gravy, licking the spoons, smothering my mashed potatoes and my meatloaf. YUMMY in my tummy. Thank you honey for making it and once again trying to teach me how.
We did some shopping while she was here. Her passenger seat was overflowing. She later told me the jingle bell on the snowman nearly drove her crazy driving home as it jingled over every bump and turn for the entire 500 plus miles.
We barely saved enough room for her to be able to sit and drive home. The trunk was completely full too. It was a short visit but we made the most of it and spent quality time together. I am so thankful she was able to come here. She said she had been wanting to give Mr. C a big hug ever since his trauma accident the first day of summer. I am a lucky mom to have such a wonderful daughter.
It is getting colder and the trees are almost bare branched. We are desperate for rain. So far no rain for us and no snow for the ski resorts to open. We shall see what the next few weeks hold in store.
I am stealing snippets of time to be in my studio and sewing room. There are such few days until Christmas and gift giving begins long before that as get-togethers happen and packages must be mailed. I really am not prepared but I will somehow rise to the challenge that comes every year.
This year I am hoping to fully enjoy each and every magical moment of the holiday season. I have already begun my joy of giving to the guy playing guitar outside the post office, the helpful man at the landfill, and those less fortunate who are at least trying to help themselves. What are you going to focus on enjoying? May you create wonderful memories to treasure. Peace and Joy to all...