Last week hubby had to go downtown for something and he said he was a little surprised to find people going about their business as if nothing had happened. It was an interesting phenomenon and a little surreal. For us, life will never be the same without his Mom. That's not to say that life will not be wonderful and joyous. But when you lose a parent, life changes.
One of the things that I really wanted to do this week was get back to my scrapbooking. I finally got a system of organization going so that I can actually find things. The first pages I did were a scrapbooking challenge from Scrapper's Guide. I should add that if you are interested in getting into digital scrapbooking, they are the ones to go to for tutorials.
The template is by Jenny Binder, the kit used is In His World by Veronica Spriggs.
I also did a page using a quick page, Blumen by Theresa Lindamood (who I was so pleased to meet up with on our trip):
On the knitting front, I started the Landscape Shawl by Evelyn Clark and have found myself a little obsessed with it. I think it's because it's rather mindless knitting, although you do have to pay attention to stitch count and what row you're on. If you forget a picot or add one where it's not due yet, there is no hope but to rip back. You can't pick those puppies up (not enough yarn), or let them down (too much yarn). I'm on the last stitch pattern, but since the rows are rather long and it's getting a little bulky to handle, I've slowed up considerably. I have a feeling this will not be my last Landscape Shawl.
The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy. This is a perfect pattern for a lightly variegated sock yarn.
I've also been busy stitiching a multitude of heavenly hosts for our upcoming church bazaar:
Things have kind of come to a screeching halt, however, as I have run out of water soluble stabilizer. Our Walmart here used to carry a wonderful, cheap stabilizer, but I was dismayed to find out they no longer carry it. I sent them a stern letter as now I'll have to make a trip over to the mainland to try and find it there. If the Walmart there doesn't carry it, I'll have to find a new stabilizer. I really hate it when something works, works well and then you have to find a whole new system!
Tomorrow hubby and I celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. We can't do much tomorrow because of some obligations around here, but will celebrate Friday by a trip off island to find stabilizer and then dinner out. We really know how to live, don't we??