Wednesday, January 30, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

Those words certainly ring true with me today. After a rather "busy" day at work yesterday I am glad to be writing from home, even though it is very cold in here. For those of you who talked me through yesterdays little catastrophe, I thank you for your patience and kindness. I think I made a mountain out of a mole hill and needed to let the air out of my own hot air balloon a little bit. Last night was dedicated to stitching and I got a bit more done on the Jerusalem Sampler. All of the alphabet (or alephbet in Hebrew) is complete, so I may make it through with the bit of DMC 3807 I have left. The village surrounding the alphabet is filled with amazing colors. It seems I am re-threading the needle every two or three minutes with a new and brighter color then the previous one. A bit time consuming, but also uses up the DMCs I already have with no need to buy a whole new skein. I can't wait to put on the glittery gold and silver roofs that are on some of the houses. I am pretty sure who is going to get this gift. A dear friend, Becky, at the gym who has been my assistant with my junior group for several months. Her daughter, Callie, is one of the top girls in the group. I have always been fascinated by the Jewish faith ( in fact all religions, cultures, languages intrigue me) and Becky belongs to an interesting church, "Jewish Believers in Christ". Her dream is to travel to Israel some day so I think she will appreciate the meaning behind this gift. She is also expecting a baby some time in July. Our final class with this little junior group is in May. There is a large celebration performance of all the groups at the end of May and I would like to have the gift ready for her by then.
Some incredible wind last night, so I didn't get much sleep. I spent most of the night listening to things being blow around our yard and trying to guess what they were. Our front glass door was blow open and it hinges were bent, so it spent the entire night flapping in the breeze....although the "breeze" got up to 60 miles per hour at times. We have had some very high winds this year and it seems rather odd. The temperature dropped over 40 degrees last night and we are back to the 20'sF rather then the "Springlike" 40sF of Sunday and Monday. There is some nasty snow/rain/ice mix predicted for tomorrow night. So glad there is no competition to travel to this weekend. I am dedicating it to stitching.


  1. Brrr! Sounds cold and windy there! Stay warm, and enjoy that stitching!!

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog, Jennifer, and leaving me such a sweet note. I'm glad Barbara gave you a nudge to me! I loved finding your blog and I left you some comments, too! Barbara is a dear friend, I just love her. And, I love your Jerusalem sampler... Deb