Monday, November 06, 2006

The Weekend That Was

We're really having some weather here in the Northwest. Connie has written about all the rain they're getting in the western part of the state; we've had some showers here all weekend, some strong wind on Saturday night, and today's high was just over 70 degrees!! What a change after 20 degrees on Halloween.

Saturday we did some yard cleanup which of course needs to be done again after all the wind and rain. We also stored the outdoor furniture under the deck along with some bikes and scooters that won't be seeing much action again until spring. Saturday evening DH and I went to a Gracefull Dinner with some church friends which we enjoyed very much.

Marring all the joy of raking leaves and good fellowship was the virus that hit the twins over the weekend - first Kevin, then Kyle. Kirsten and Melanie had already been its victims early in the week. Seems like it was just a little 24-hour kind of thing, so all that was needed was some extra sleep. Just wonder who it will strike next. It would be good to let it run its course before Thanksgiving when all the family is together. It's pretty awful when the entire family gathers and shares the stomach flu. Done that way too many times!

Well, on a happier note, I've completed another section of my SB ornament piece and have started the 2006 design! Feels good to be on the home stretch.



Michaels had DMC floss on sale last week, so I took advantage and bought up a bunch to fill the holes in my collection. As I was going through the list of numbers, I was surprised that I am missing so many! Hmmmm, part of that could be that some have been pulled for projects, but still I'll be watching for the next sale. A handful of floss bought now and then doesn't hurt the budget at all.

This week I'll be stitching madly away at a few little projects (hardanger ornaments) for my church's silent auction on the 11th. And I'll bake a few loaves of cinnamon bread as well. Food items are always popular with the men in the crowd. :)

18 comments:

Connie said...

Well we have had over 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours...and it is still coming down! I hope that we don't float away...lots of towns are now underwater and many more being evacuated! I think we need Noah's ark. we are heading for breaking a record for most rain in 60 years!!!!

Dianne said...

Oh dear, I remember having sick people at Thanksgiving one time or another when I was growing up. I was victimized when Sean was about 5, flat on my back when I was suppose to host the dinner. Crossing fingers everyone is well this year. Tell the kids to use that germ killing lotion faithfully. Green tea is good too-my sister-in-law noticed that since her two drink it a lot, they are healthier.

Dianne said...

Good luck to Connie up there!

Annemarie said...

I hope that bug will have left the house in time for Thanksgiving, Von!

Barbara said...

I hope everyone will stay healthy! Illness during holiday times adds a bit of unwanted stress, in my experience.

Your SB ornies are great. I love the series!

Isabelle said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous, Von! That cinnamon bread sounds yummy too :)

Sylvie said...

Lovely ornaments :)

Wendy said...

The poor kids, stomach flu is not a fun way to spend a day, but at least its over quickly. I hope you manage to dodge this one yourself, Von!

KarenV said...

Great progress on your SB ornaments Von! I hope everyone has recovered now - sickness bugs can be really nasty {{hugs}}

Vonna said...

Yikes, large families and stomach flu...been there and done that and hope that I don't have to again for a looooooong time!
Your SB ornies are looking great. I did them all up and gave them to a charity auction at our Church this summer...mine went fast! I want to do another set for myself and seeing your weekly progress, Von makes the wanting all the more tangible!
:o)

Jenna said...

Wow, you've made fantastic progress on your SB ornaments. I'm jealous! They look wonderful. :)

Karen said...

Your SB ornaments look great! Sorry to hear your twins are under the weather. Hopefully they'll get over it quickly.

Anonymous said...

Hi Von, i hope the boys are feeling better now.
Your ornaments are looking great. Looking forward to see your hardanger ornaments. Best wishes.

Myrna said...

The stitching looks great!

Hope everyone there is feeling better.

Good luck with the bazaar!

andrea said...

The SB's look great.
Hope everyone is getting better now.
Take care.x

Karoline said...

Your ornies are looking gorgeous, I hope everyone is feeling better now.

Carina said...

Von,

I can't wait to see all of the SB ornaments completed; so precious!!!

Is there a chance you'll post the cinnamon bread recipe? It sounds great!

Anonymous said...

Lovely SB ornaments ... I don't have all the floss numbers either. Went to Hobby Lobby on Monday afternoon for 3011 - a dull green color. [the LNS is too far to drive for one or two skeins of floss].

Hope all the bugs have cleared out by now. I have seen all the 'water' and 'rain' pictures on t.v. What a mess.