Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Long Over Due Hello !

"To us, family means putting your arms
around each other and being there."
Barbara Bush

A very long over due "HELLO" to everyone. I am usually very busy this time of year but throw a very sick family member and it seems like I am taking 2 steps back for every step I take. I am sorry I have not been reading as many blogs as I would like. When I started mine I had such great plans to change my blog to match every season. Well I am sorry to say that too has been put on the back burner. I will had that to my new year's list.

Thanksgiving weekend brought back many memories of when my children were growing up. I am not saying happy memories but memories. With my SIL's illness I went and got my niece for the weekend.  Well when I got her I also knew she had a science project due and to help out the family I said I would help her get it done. I really don't miss school projects. I called my teacher daughter and on Saturday we spent the whole day learning about the planet Venus.  We were able to sent her home with a finished report.

In November I got a nice card from my blog pen pal. It did really make my day to get a card. I can't wait until I find out this month who has been writing to me.

My pen pal already received my December package and now knows it was me writing to her. I had Michelle, "Mouse" at Tales of a Stitching Mouse. I sent her a little Christmas package that included this tote bag I made. I found the material on my retreat to New Hampshire and I knew just who to sent it to. I included a Christmas Mouse made with beads. I gave her a magnet and pin back and let her decide how she wanted it finished.

My mom's three granddaughter each have a different color hair, red, blond and dark brown. When I saw this pattern where the angels had their color hair I knew this was a piece to stitch for my mom.

The only other stitching I have managed to get done was for an exchange. We are not able to post pictures yet. I have received mine and I will say I was so spoiled.  Her kindness actually brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you all for hanging in there. I will try my best to get back to blog reading.

Always keep love in your stitches,


carol fun said...

Family always come first - glad you were able to help out. I'm with you on school memories. I try to block out the last minute rush to complete projects, but it is good to know that you can still pull it off. Pretyy stitching- love the little angels. Take care!

Tricia said...

Oh, good for you to help out with a school project. I always dreaded those! I loved seeing pictures of the things you sent Mouse. What a precious tote bag! I'm sure she loved it. I think I need an online name, too - Mouse is so cute! : ) I hope your life will settle down a bit now!

Kelly said...

Welcome back. Your niece is adorable. I love the stitching. The angle picture is so sweet. Your mom will love it.

Sarah said...

Sounds like you have been very busy! Adorable stitching, I haven't stitched on plastic canvas in such a long time! God bless and take care

butterfly said...

Hi good to have you back.
Love your stitching.
God bless to your family.

Mouse said...

hellloooo its meee ..lol glad to have you back and even better to know you are my pen pal ... absolutely love my gifts :)
love the little angel piece you have done for your mum with their crooked halo's ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Looks like a great science gift. A gorgeous tote for mouse. Lovely stitching.

Deborah said...

Hang in there. You are a great Aunt, helping with the science project. Lovely gifts for Mouse. The bag is adorable.

cucki said...

welcome back dear..your niece is so sweet..
aww sweet mouse bag..i love it with my heart..
great stitching..
big hugs for you xx

Penny said...

Great job on the project.
What a cute tote bag and the little Christmas mouse is so sweet. :) Love the angels you stitched for your mom.

pam said...

Anna's project looks so nice. I am sure you will never know how much they appreciate your help or the impact youmade on your niece. Prayers and Hugs coming your way.

Catherine said...

Still sending thoughts and prayers your way! Love all the goodies you sent to Mouse and I love the angels for your mom!

Parsley said...

What thoughtful gifts you sent to your penpal. I'm glad it worked out so well.

Colleen said...

How blessed is your family to have someone as loving and caring as you, Teresa. I'm sure you have impacted your niece's life with your unselfless heart. It's good to have you back. Thoughts & prayers still coming your way. Hugs

Anne said...

Oh Teresa! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Glad to see that your niece got help from your daughter. Her project looks great! I would grade it an A!! That bag you made for Mouse is perfect!! Lovely little angels you made for your mom too!!