Sunday, February 17, 2008

I'm back ....

Thank you all for your comments about my great aunt's passing. The trip to California was a tough one but also a good one. It was the first time in I don't know how long that my brother and I spent 4 days together .. just the 2 of us. We laughed, we cried, we dealt the the funeral home and packing up her things at the nursing home together .. supporting each other through some tough things .. but we also go to drive up the coast and spend some time at Morrow Bay and Pismo Beach .. talking about family .. remembering family trips and stories. Thank you Auntie Dee for giving Mike and I time together .. time I won't forget.

When I got home from CA there was a box waiting for me from my friend Karen in Arizona. She sent me the most wonderful belated birthday box of goodies. In the box was a bag of yummy Hershey kisses, a roll of very pretty red ribbon (I know I'll be using this soon!), a very funny birthday card, coffee cup for Arizona, a reindeer pattern that I've never seen before! lol .. a cute note pad with Glinda and and and a stitched piece that she finished into a cube for me! Karen, I just love everything :)


Here's a close up of the stitched cube .. didn't see do a lovely job finishing this! and how perfect is this design for me *smile*

I'm a bit behind, but here's my Lizzie Kate Double Flip its so far .. I'm stitching this on a long piece of banding .. I just love these flip its.

Before I left for CA I had ordered a thread holder from Monique .. I just love it! I also ordered one of her zipper pulls, in red of course, I love it too .. forgot to take a picture of it :( I think I'll be ordering more of these .. great little gifts.

We are all excited about the race tomorrow .. 50th run of the race at Daytona .. gooooo Matt!

I'm grateful to be home ...

15 comments:

Nancy said...

The coffee cube is such a nice gift! I like your stitching too!

Michelle said...

Michele,

Beautiful gifts..thanks for sharing everything.

Michelle

Shelleen said...

great gifts, Happy Birthday! Sorry to hear of your great Aunt's passing but glad to see that you and your brother spent time together.

karen said...

Glad you loved everything Michele! I can't wait to see what you do with the ribbon, i have the beige one to stitch on. probably ornaments. I need to get one of the thread holders those are way too cute. hugs

Barbara said...

I'm glad you're home and you made it through everything okay.

Lots of goodies were awaiting you - what fun!

Cheryl said...

Glad you are home and ok. Sounds like a precious time with your brother.
Love that cube and i love your LK piece. I keep seeing this on blogs and i am soooo tempted!! I love them stitched all together like you are doing.

Kim said...

Glad your trip was okay, and that you guys found had some good quality time together.

The threadholder is soooo cute! That's an interesting idea, to stitch the LKs on banding. It looks great so far, can't wait to see the next installment!

stitcherw said...

I'm sorry for the reason you had to make the trip, but it sounds like it worked out well for you to spend some quality time with your brother. What a lovely surprise to come home to as well. Your LK is looking so pretty on the banding too, nice progress.
Sue

DaisyGirl said...

Glad you were able to spend time with your brother. Your LK is looking great!
Donna

Ruth said...

Welcome home hugs to you, my friend! It sounds like you had a successful trip. Now put you feet up and have some chocolate and coffee. :)

Sally said...

What a wonderful gift you receieved! Love the cube!

Your L*K pieces are lovely. I really like the colours in these.

Wanda said...

So sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing glad though you had some good time with your brother. Your cube is fabulous!

Michelle said...

Hi Michele,

I'm working on my PIF gift for you..which word best speaks to you? Peace, Faith, Hope, Joy or Love?

Michelle

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear about the loss for your family.

I love your birthday package - the pinkeep is wonderful. And the L*K series is looking great. The more I see of this, the more tempted I am...;-D

Michelle said...

Wonderful goodies! I just love those thread holders of Monique's!