Now on with my post...
I had every intention of getting back on my regular posting schedule, about every 7 to 10 days, and was even thinking about what to post next when all hell broke loose here. My older son is a commercial truck driver. We were expecting him home on the 2nd of July so it was no surprise when we got a call from him that afternoon. I just thought he was calling ahead to let us know where he was and when we could expect him.
When his father came in to talk to me, I am usually the designated pick up driver, he could barely speak he was so upset. It eventually came out that our son has been involved in a major accident on the WV turnpike that was serious enough to total his truck. This is what is looked like after the crash.
That blue one was his. Luckily, all parties involved walked away with minor scraps and bruises. We got him home and we are all continuing to recover from the stress and other adventures that arise from an accident like this. He's working on getting back on the road. I'm working on trying not to lose my mind. Hence, lots of stitching.
As many of us do, I use stitching as stress relief. Needless to say, there has been a LOT of stitching going on around here. But that does not necessarily mean I have been able to concentrate so I have been stitching on a lot of different things in an effort to remain calm. So here is the current line-up.
First, after finishing that last patriotic piece, I felt like doing another. So I started Old Glory by Rosewood Manor.
|40 ct. Flax w/ mostly listed colors|
I have had this kitted for quite a while and thought I might do it for my husband for Christmas this year but we will have to see about that. I will need to spend some serious time on it starting pretty soon for that to happen and with the Stitching ADD I am currently experiencing that might be a tough one.
This little pretty found its way into the rotation, for about 5 minutes, so I only got a few stitches in before I got distracted.
|Strawberry Fields Forever by Blackbird|
It is so small and cute you would think I would have it finished by now but not so. Hopefully soon.
Then I required another new start. I have had this one kitted since it came out and I really wanted to stitch it this summer. I was using it as my carrot to get a few things done but I gave in to temptation and just started it.
|Summer at Cherry Hill by WTN&T|
I LOVE this one and want to stitch the companion piece this summer too! Not sure if I will be able to make that happen or not but I would sure like to try!!
I also added some more letters to the alphabet sampler I am stitching for my friend for Christmas.
|Calico Alphabet by|
Summer House Stitche Workes
I really love the way this is working up. Still behind though. This is on schedule for the June stitching but not for July. I guess I'm not technically behind though since this is still July!
In an effort to assure I didn't have a single minute to think about my son's situation, I joined another SAL on Facebook. The Little House page is doing a summer themed SAL so I dug out one I have been wanting to stitch for a long time and got it put together. We were supposed to start on the 5th of July but I didn't get it going until this past Sunday so I am a week behind the start date. I don't think it will matter in the long run since I doubt it will be finished by the end date anyway. The way things are going, I may have 10 more starts by then!!!
|The Inn at Fox River Mill by LHN|
So that is what has been going on around here. I am really going to make an effort to post in a more timely fashion from here on out. I also hope this summer calms down and I am actually able to finish some of the UFOs I have haunting me!!!
Talk to you again soon, Laura