The past year has been difficult for me and my family to say the least. A very special part of our family was away from us for awhile, and I have been dealing with a life changing medical problem.
During the past few weeks things have begun to turn around for the better! My beautiful niece has been coming home for weekend visits. It's been such a pleasure to have her home with us again, I can't wait until she returns to us for good! My neurologist has increased my medication, the improvement has been a godsend! I may never be my "old" self again, but I'm learning to except the limitations of my "new" self.
I am so very grateful for the love and support of my family and friends, for without them daily life would be so much more difficult.
Remember, each and everyday day is a blessing. Good or bad, it doesn't matter. Enjoy the smile on a little child's face, the sound of their big feet running across the floor, or the picture they drew for you that day.
There are so many blessings to be found all around us, all you have to do is look!
This morning was so beautiful, it was perfect for a morning walk. The sun shone brightly, the sky was full of big puffy clouds, a crisp fall breeze kissed my cheeks as a made my way through town. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day for a walk. The only thing missing was my camera. I must remember to carry it tomorrow. The colors of the leaves are gorgeous!
It's was Pumpkin Pickin'Day at Giamerese Farms. Theresa, Gae, and I spent a beautiful morning at the farm picking pumpkins. We also took a hayride with "Farmer Jim", he told us all about the crops the farm grows. A good time was had by all!
It's been quite a while since I've completed any craft projects. This is an afghan my sister asked me to make for one of my niece's teachers. I'm not a real big fan of purple, but I so love the way this afghan turned out!!! I can't wait to get started on my next project.
My best friend was blessed with another grandchild recently. It was extra special for her because this was her first grand daughter, she has five grandsons! I think my favorite part of this set is the little ski hat. I also crocheted a little pair of Mary Janes to match but forgot to put them in the picture! Crochet is one of my favorite things, I just love to make things to share with friends and family.
These are my most recent ATC's for JeanP's swap over at the Cricut message board.
We did ABC's this time, I think my favorite might be the x-ray card. I had so much fun finding just the right images on Google. My "Y" card is a fabric yo-yo, they are tiny pieces of fabric sewn into cute little circles. People use them to decorate all sorts of things. They were also quite popular in quilting.
Our next swap is going to have a vintage theme, I have some great old images I want to use. Also lots of old lace and buttons. I can't wait to get started.