Saturday, January 03, 2015

Fresh From the Hoop

The first finish of 2015, Blackbird Designs, Souvenir de France. My DH thinks that he doesn't need to take me to France now that I already have a Souvenir. Ha, ha, ha - he's not getting of that easily.

I'm really sorry to have this week end as I've so loved the quiet and all those football games! I'm thrilled that my Boise State Broncos won the Fiesta Bowl, and the Oregon Ducks are in the Championship game next week.

I've sent others out to do whatever errands needed to be done, except for once. I've processed all the bones from Christmas dinner and now have a freezer full of bone broth for the cold winter days ahead. The Christmas tree and decorations are put away and the house is back to the normal chaos.

And my twins leave home to return to their college apartments tomorrow, one in Ellensburg, the other in Cheney. It's the last Christmas they'll be home together as next Christmas Kevin will be married and he'll be sharing a room with his wife when they come home. Seems like there's nothing as constant as change these days. That's what happens when you have a bunch of kids and they have the audacity to grow up and become adults!

Well, it's back to the regular schedule, and the Ravens vs Steelers game.

12 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Hi Von, I know how you feel - all three of my children are leaving home within the next month - one getting married and moving to Queensland, one is moving to Sydney and the other is moving out to a sharehouse because her brothers are leaving! Too much change!

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Lovely stitching, too.

Barb said...

That a great design, all the more reason to go to Paris! It has been a good football week except for the Alabama game. My son and his family live in Alabama so we support them.

Mary Ann said...

A wonderful finish, Von!! And, I know how you feel about the kids growing up--not an easy thing for us moms! : )

Julie said...

Beautiful finish.

mainelystitching said...

I'm sorry to have the week end, but it has nothing to do with sports, LOL, and everything to do with the kids being off school and having some very peaceful mornings.

A souvenir of Paris in no way replaces actually going there, LOL!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful stitching! love Annette

Melissa said...

A lovely first finish of the year! Tell your DH it's just the first of the journey TO France! The seed has been planted! lol.

Brigitte said...

Such a loevly finish in the new year. I stitched this same little freebie two years ago as a memory piece for my son and his wife who had spent New Year's Eve in Paris.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's a lovely finish and I really like how you did it in red white and blue, the colours of the flag of France. Most people do this piece all in one colour is its a breath of fresh air!

Karoline said...

Lovely finish, congratulations

viv said...

Love that I can catch up with you via the blog. Lovely finish. I also know the changes of kids growing up, but ours have multiplied from 4 to 19. You have potential for more than 19. Then the grandkids start bringing their friends....and so it goes.