I almost gave a scream when I gazed upon my blog and noticed that I have been very much the prodigal blogger these past weeks...my sincere apologies!
It seems that I have exactly zero mojo for blogging since Dad passed. I began stitching last week, with a whole new fresh WIP and start...but it seems to be going slow, with more stops than starts. My mojo is a no show, and my mind seems to wander all over the place, in fact I can't begin to tell you how many times I start something only to find myself paused in the middle and staring at nothing, in a flood of memories and a pool of tears. Pa wonders how I have not run out of tears for all that I have shed. Everyone says that the death of a parent is not easy and takes time, and to be gentle with myself and allow myself plenty of time to grieve...and I have, and I am OK with it...I know this will take time.
I am discovering that deep loss seems to seep into your soul, like a cold winter's night, and becomes as much a part of you as your own DNA...perhaps healing comes not by getting over the loss but rather becoming used to it. I'll let you know if ever I figure it out.
Alright, enough of the sad bit...
On a happy note, the wedding plans are in high gear for our Big Brother and Daughter In Love, as the May 25th wedding day looms...we couldn't be more excited! I have chosen my "Mother of the Groom" dress and it is a doozy! It's very un-Ma-like and rather, shall I say "ooh la la"...I love it! Pics will come after the wedding day...wink, wink.
I will tell you it's formal and long...
The kids found a cozy townhouse to call their own first home, and have been moving in and making it beautiful. In fact, Pa and I were invited over to a first dinner (actually we invited ourselves over, but the kiddos were too polite to decline). We enjoyed a wonderful meal from their "local" delivery joint...
What else would it be but Mexican food, you know us Teakettles and our love for anything spicy and cheesy!
We had so much fun sharing in their joy, and we couldn't be happier for these two crazy kids!
|The betrothed, themselves|
As for our Little Brother...
We have a big birthday coming up on Thursday, at The Corner, when Little Brother turns 21!
|The Pa and the Braw up on the mountain|
OMW, how did the time fly and our boy become an official adult!
Hmmm...wonder how he'll spend the day, with the mini cupcakes that I sent him and Chuck-E-Cheese with his buddies? I think not =)
In other news...
My March TUSAL...
I have no floss, not a fuzz nor a wisp, it would seem that February and March meshed together with my trip to California for Dad's memorial, and for the first time I didn't even bring stitching with me...I just wanted to be with the "fam-dam-ily" (as Dad would say).
I suspect, however, that the months to come will find me stitching again...and you know how that goes...if you give a stitcher a needle and some floss you may just find a frog or two (or even six) sitting in her ORT jar.
Which brings me to...Some stitching news...
I have started stitching again.
I decided to put my current WIPs aside and start on something fresh and "new," just for a bit to help me get my mojo back. So, with this in mind, I went deep into the craft closet and came upon my Jannlyn Nativity Scene, which had been sitting deep within the confines for the past couple of years. I have no idea why I didn't ever really start this one, but, this past week found me making a start upon it.
It seemed right to begin with "Mary." I love this set and have had it sitting in my stitching bag forever, but since I felt like picking up something new and fresh, this fit the bill and I am planning to stitch and finish them for this year's Christmas...wish me luck!
And, last but certainly not least...
It would seem that even though winter is holding firm to it's grip on New England, Spring is pushing harder and trying with all of it's might to stick to it's scheduled arrival...and it couldn't come any sooner as we are due to get even more snow tonight...brrr!
|Our back deck may never be seen again!|
|Teagan is still looking for the deck (actually she spotted a small field mouse living within the snow...go figure)|
Thanks for stopping by, dear sweet friend, and for your continued patience with me as I continue to take it one day at a time. I apologize for the long winded post and plethora of pics.
I send you off upon your day with a hug, a wave, and dreams of Spring warmth.