I am one sorry excuse for a blogger! That's why I have the "blogging without obligation" gadget LOL.
I've been knitting! I'm making an baby sweater for one of my managers at work who is due very soon. I'm pretty sure she will appreciate something handmade since she majored in fashion design in college. Everytime I knit a sweater I swear I'll never do it again and then proceed to try just one more time. At least with a baby sweater fit is not so important. There will be a lot of sewing to do though, something I am not crazy about. I still need to finish the left front, the sleeves and the neckband.
I also stitched up this Prairie Schooler santa and I'm not sure how I want to finish it yet. It's stitched on 18 count Floba, a fabric I really like to use for Prairie Schooler designs. It's got a simple homespun quality about it.
We've had our fair share of small triumphs and setbacks here in our little household lately. DS seems to be buckling down (fingers crossed) and working hard at school. I'm finding that an art major can spend quite a bit on supplies! DD was accepted at the 5 colleges she applied too but hasn't figured out which one she wants to attend. 4 of the schools are in Ohio and 1 in Indiana. We'll wait to see what the numbers add up to and make a few visits before she commits. I am so excited for her...it's almost as if I'm going off to school, not her! A severe case of senior-itis has set in though and this last semester will be rough for her.
My MIL is now in hospice care and Mark has been with her in New Hampshire for the past 5 days. We don't expect her to live through the week...it's just a waiting game now. I may have to hop on a plane and head out there later this week. Her birthday is in 12 days, her 91st. Mark and his brother have been by her side for many many hours lately and did the right thing by moving her from a nursing home to the hospice facility.
Hoping we don't get a lot more snow in the next couple of days! I have been spoiled by a man who loves snow and always does all the shoveling. I sure do appreciate it.