The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Back Home!

We got back home on Sat.  What a welcome home!  The temps were in the very high 60's and the sun was shining brightly.  Easter was much the same just beautiful.  Plus our yard is full of flowers.  We had brunch with good friends on Sun. and have spent the last two days catching up.  Our flight on Sat. left Atlanta at 7am.  To get to the airport 2 hours ahead, well we got up at 3:45am to catch the shuttle from the hotel.  That was 12:45am Seattle time.  To say the least, we were very tired.  As I mentioned before, there were family issues that made this trip important.  One of the benefits was taking care of our Grandson for his Spring break week. Again we were pretty tired after spending 8-9 hours a day with a 7 year old.  But we made more great memories with him.
I did get quite a bit of cross stitching done on the plane and at night.  My dear DIL and I picked out a sampler for the new little Granddaughter coming in June.  She selected Dawson's Sampler by Cherished Stitches. We still have not chosen the colors as yet.  She and the children will be moving into another home so I have plenty of time to get the sampler done. I want the colors to go with fabric she has chosen for the babies room.
I finished April Word Play and will show it all framed tomorrow.  I have a whole month to do May. I bought the additional threads that I will need at a wonderful shop in Decatur, AL called The Cross Stitch Peddler.




We started each day at Starbucks. Grandma is picky about her coffee and hotel coffee is just not quite there! Plus Caleb and Grandpa loved the snacks!

 A photo taken while Grandma was at the cross stitch shop!! Don't they look happy.  They finally came in and dragged me out!!
Another Happy Day about to begin!


I like to do borders on the plane.  I have added the pomegranates since we got home.  Oh by the way, this is the beginning of " This is the Day The Lord Has Made." This is part of my New Year's resolution last year.  That is to appreciate the wonder of each day and  be thankful for all my blessings.

I have changed some colors but will get to that later!
Thanks for joining me .  I'm happy to be back visiting all of you my cloud friends!!

16 comments:

  1. glad you got back safely and had such a good trip!

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  2. It sounds like you had a great time.
    Cute pics of Caleb and Grandpa.
    You have a good start on This Is The Day.
    Marilyn

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  3. Coming back easy from the west coast is tiring in itself, much less looking after a 7 year old! Sounds like you had a great trip. You made wonderful progress on your sampler and I love why you chose to stitch it.

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  4. so jealous of your time with your grandson, I miss my grandchildren terribly. My Granddaughter is my Starbucks buddy and she loves going with me to the cross-stitch store or a quilt store :) Can't wait to see them in June.
    Sandy

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  5. Does Seattle make coffee snobs!? Ever since moving to the PacNW I've been obsessed about the flavor of my coffee and most places just don't cut it anymore for me either! Didn't you just love the weather this past weekend? Oh so amazing :)

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  6. Welcome home! I hope that al the family stuff is ok. It looks like you had a wonderful time with your Grandson.
    I am excited that you will be stitching one of Louise's designs. I will make sure she knows. That is one of my favorites of hers. One where we tell her she hit it out of the park, LOL.
    Lovely border progress. So glad that your mojo wasn't upset by traveling.
    Hugs!

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  7. Glad you're back home safely, Barb, and what wonderful weather to greet you!! Lucky you--our Easter was 40 and rainy :( Glad you enjoyed your time with Caleb--tiring, but rewarding, I'm sure!! He is such a cutie :)

    Lovely new start on your sampler! I'm so impressed that you got all of that done on the plane!! Looking forward to seeing your April wordplay...

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  8. Good stitching - am glad you are back home enjoying our wonderful weather and spring plants and flowers.

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  9. Caleb is just as sweet-looking as ever!

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  10. Glad you had a good time Barb! Your stitching is coming along nicely.

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  11. Glad you made it home safely, Barb!
    Caleb is a cutie and you are making memories with him.
    Can't wait to see the new baby's sampler. I'm not familiar with it.

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  12. So glad to see you back! Love the pictures and your grandson is just adorable!

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  13. Glad you had such a great trip. Your grandson will treasure the memories I'm sure. And your stitching start looks wonderful.

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  14. Lovely photos of you with your grandson:) and the border you are stitching is very pretty.

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  15. Looks like you had some great days with your grandson!!!

    Stitching looks great!

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