Monday, September 11, 2017

Thinking of Florida

As Irma bore down on Florida this weekend, I spent quite a bit of time watching the storm track and praying for the best. We have a nephew and his little family in the Daytona Beach area that was hit yesterday evening with the edge of the storm. They were well prepared, having boarded up their house and supplies in hand. Word from them this morning was all clear and all safe and sound! So I drank my morning coffee from the Orlando mug!

Gary and I visited Orlando in January on a business excusion. The meetings were quite beneficial, but the weather was not good, much to my dismay. I was so looking forward to warmth and sunshine after the harsh winter we had been experiencing.

I also worked on Victoria Sampler Beach House. The beach in the design is definitely more of a Florida beach than the Washington beach as one rarely lays out on the chaise to soak up the sunshine in Washington!

Here's where I ended my last session and what I accomplished over the weekend.

Victoria Sampler Beach House
I will now spend a day or two beginning the backstitching before moving on in the rotation.

This morning I spent a couple of hours helping greet refugees who are interested in coming to ESL classes - which start next week! We do a little bit of testing to place them in the proper class, but some of my students from last year came to register and we didn't really need to test them as I was pretty sure they needed another year of Level 3 - and I'm reluctant to release them to someone else as we had so much fun together last year!

So another week is upon us - let's make it a good one!


Pamela said...

Your beach house cross stitch is lovely! I get attached to my English students too.

diamondc said...

Hi Von: That Beach design is so sweet, nice progress.


Robin in Virginia said...

Glad to hear your family is okay from Irma! We watched a good bit of the coverage; very nerve-wracking it was and still is as we wait to hear from those we haven't heard from yet. Your beach scene looks good.

Barb said...

I am glad your family was safe. My sister and BIL lived near palm Beach for quite awhile but have since moved to the Cincinnati area. I was glad they weren'e in harms way but she was quite worried about friends. I think all turned out pretty well for the area where they lived. Love that mug and the cute little stitch. It does look more like Florida than the WA coast!

Brigitte said...

Glad to read that your family didn't suffer too much damage from the hurricane.
Very nice progress on the beach house. A lovely design.