Sunday, September 13, 2009

So sorry!

It was never my intention to abandon this blog! If anyone out there is still reading, I'm still alive.

I am not able to post to my blog from my laptop. I am now running firefox and can not figure out how to allow cookies and enable java. I'm sooo computer challenged. I grabbed Bruce's computer for a quick update!

We just returned home from a weeks visit to Kansas and Oklahoma. This is the first time that I have not been ready to go back to work after a vacation. It was soooo wonderful to see my family!

I have no stitchy pictures to show! So sorry! I have been stitching on my Christmas ornaments during my lunch break and that is about it. The pattern I am using is Daffycats' reindeer pattern she offered on her blog earlier this year. Sooo cute! I can not wait to get my hands on the JCS Christmas Ornament issue. We have stitch night this Wednesday, so that is on the list. October 3, my LNS Golden Needle is hosting a UFO Stitching day. From 11am to 11pm! Rules are you have to bring stuff to stitch that you have all ready started and a sack lunch. Dinner provided! I'm looking forward to this "forced stitching time"! October 31 is stitching with Susan Greening Davis at Golden Needle. The project looks wonderful. I just need to get my ars off this computer and stitch!

Now to bore you with all my non stitchy pictures:

Several weeks ago, we had a much needed R & R with friends on Sanibel Island. We went from the pool, to the gulf, to the pool, to the gulf, to the pool, to the hot tub, to the gulf, to the pool.... all weekend long. It was heaven! The Island was very quiet and we were the only occupants of the condo unit that we stayed at.

Then it was off to Wichita to visit my family.
My brothers and my sister
Back: Martha, Jim, Duane, Larry Seated: Chuck, Merlyn

Please keep my brother Chuck, his wife Cheryl and their children and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers. He has stopped all treatments and hospice has been helping with his care.

My cousin Karen, my baby brother Duane and my cousin Georgia

My nephew Clark, niece Deiedra, brother Larry

My brother Chuck, my Aunt Dee and baby brother Duane

Then we went to Oklahoma to see our sons and grandsons!

Bruce, youngest son Jon, oldest Paul

Grandson Trey

Grandson Jordyn

Jon Jordyn Trey

We came home yesterday afternoon. The laundry is done. The suitcase is put away. It's back to work tomorrow. So sad!

We had a call from son Paul early this morning telling us we would be grandparents again! So exciting! I told them I want triplet grandsons... just kidding!

Take care! Happy stitching! Till next time...
xoxo ~~m~~


Carol R said...

Were you saving that sun lounger on Sanibel for me?
Great holiday pictures Martha - thanks for sharing!
And have fun at the UFO stitch-in - wish I could be there.

Kathy said...

Been thinking about you and wondering what had taken you away for so long.

Sounds like you had a good trip. You and your brother will be in my prayers.

Our group is getting ready for our retreat next weekend. It is a little earlier than usual, so as to schedule around various home football games. Was wondering if you wanted to go again as the flat one.

Have fun with you UFO day and also your class on Halloween.

Daffycat said...

You came to Oklahoma and visited boring old family when you could have come to see me??? I'm aghast! lol, glad you had a great time. You have a lovely family.

Glad you are back! Please don't abandon us again!

Bette said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family. I really enjoy your blog.

Lynn said...

Such a super vacation! It must have been great fun seeing all of your family. I will definitely keep your brother and his family in my prayers.
Thoughts of Sanibel are just heavenly! I'm hoping to get down your way this winter.