Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Robin and John Foster

Thank you all so much for looking at my Memorial Day Post. I e-mailed my Daughter-in-law and told her to read all the wonderful comments you  made.  She e-mailed me back and asked that I express her thanks to all of you for the kind things you said. 
Last Fri. my Daughter and I took a Mother-Daughter trip to the city to celebrate our birthdays that are only 1 week apart.  We had a great time.  Her gift to me was one of her wonderful wool sculptures.  She has an amazing collection of  children's books so we found a great  children's  book store and she picked out her gifts from the SBA and me.
Our family did get some bad news the end of last week.  My brother-in-law(the SBA'S brother) passed away.  That means we are making a quick trip to Wisconsin.  I'll make it home for my hand surgery but things are a bit chaotic right now.  Good old John Foster will be going with.  I do like to stitch on the plane so I may get more of him finished before my hand surgery than I expected .  If you don't hear form me for a few days, you now know why!  I hope you all have a good week!! Thanks again for taking a look at my ramblings!

My birthday gift!! You can see more of her work at "Woolpets".  They have both a blog and a web site.

I working my way up on John.  There are two big flower vases at the top, plus a bee hive and some bees.

I stopped that middle  part when I realized we'd be making a trip.  I think it will be easy to do on a plane.  I prefer filling or some other type of repetitive design on a plane.
Thanks again for taking a look!


  1. The robin is too cute. What a great birthday gift. Condolences on your loss and wishes for a safe journey.

  2. Sorry for your loss. Take care on your journey .
    Love the robin , so pretty .X

  3. My Condolences!!

    Your birthday gift is just gorgeous! John Foster is going to be a wonderful work.

    Wish you a safe journey to Wisconsin and back.

  4. Barb,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Safe travels to Wisconsin.
    What a wonderful robin. He is fabulous.
    John is looking great. You have made a lot of progress.

  5. so sorry about your brother in law! that robin is wonderful. have a safe trip.

  6. So sorry to hear of the death of your brother-in-law.

    Love the robin and your John Foster.

    Wishing you safe travels.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's brother, Barb... What a difficult time for your family. Safe travels to and from Wisconsin...

    You know, I hadn't put two and two together to realize your daughter is the author of those two darling wool felting books. We have both of them at the library--in fact I purchased them because I'm in charge of the craft books. I just love her work and your new robin is so dear! I wish I was artistic enough to make such pretty, little creatures :)

    Nice progress on John... I know you will have your surgery on your mind now... Hopefully, stitching and the time away will be a good diversion.

  8. Sorry to hear of your sad thoughts are with you both! Take care.....

  9. I am so sorry for your loss, and I hope your travels to Wisconsin are safe. Wonderful progress on John, and the robin is amazing!!

  10. John Foster is looking really great.

    My condolences to you and your husband Barb and safe journey.

  11. Barb,
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Safe travels to and from Wisconsin.
    Hope all goes well with your hand.
    John Foster is gorgeous! Beautiful stitching!

  12. Oh my goodness...I forgot to say how I L.O.V.E that darling robin! I am going to check them out right now!!

  13. So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your husband/family. Safe travels to WI for the services.

    That robin your daughter made is darling! And your John Foster is really coming along.