Thanks to all those who have contacted me to ask about the boy child and whether he and my sister's family were safe from the Boston Marathon bombings. Actually, we were all up at my sister's place for that weekend and the day of the bombings. My father and stepmother were visiting and the boy child had Monday off for Patriot's Day. We took the boy child back to college Tuesday, but his classes ended up being cancelled the whole week, day by day. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the bombings. We are starting the new normal now, and will always have to be vigilant.
I didn't want to take Rachel to my sister's with me, so I worked on these instead.
Basting hexies, enjoying the colors. Love the colors! These are for the Hex on the Beach quilt by Tula Pink using her kit of Saltwater fabrics.
This weekend, I happily started working on Manifesto again. My Aristo Lap Stand for my Millenium Frame arrived from Needle Needs! Hooray!
The lap stand works great! It helps with the stitching so much and sits on my lap with no problems. Here is a close up of Manifesto so far.
I've had to teach myself how to pass the needle from hand to hand with the frame, but I'm catching on. I'm using AVAS silks on 40ct silk gauze over one (tent and basketweave stitch).
Poor Rachel has been neglected. I'm sure I will pick her up again soon.
It was nice to see my father and stepmother again, and to visit with my sister and her family and to see the boy child. The week has been stressful with worry about the boy child being so close to the scene of the bombing, but all is well.
We were shopping the day of the bombing and heard the news from the girl child, who was worried about her brother.
Mia stayed at home, which is a good thing. I don't think she would have taken to her cousins.
Olivia slept with me every night.
Lily was more distant this time around.
Emily is a sweetheart.
At home, Mia and the father type have a constant battle for the father type's chair. Mia thinks of it as her chair. She decided one day that since the father type was in the chair, she would sleep on the father type's freshly washed shirt.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. Last week was a hard week too full of scary and sad events. I hope this week is a good one for all.