I usually begin by saying Good Morning, Afternoon,
or Evening, but not today. I'm just hoping we get
through this day without too many problems.
Haven't we had a week!! Earthquakes and now
a hurricane. Hollis has quite a story to write
in Avery's baby book. In the month of his birth
he has had quite a few experiences. She and I
had just gotten back from taking Avery to the DR.
I was on the telephone with Faye at home when she
starting yelling something and then the house
starting shaking. Hollis said "It's an earthquake,"
grabbed the baby, and we went out on the deck.
What an awful experience. I never want to go
through that again. In 2003 there was an
earthquake in Richmond, so she knew what
she was feeling. According to her the one in
2003 was nothing compared to this one. Two
days later, an aftershock woke me up about 1:00
am. Hollis and Paul were in baby comas and felt
nothing. Nothing since then, thank heavens.
The earthquake was stronger in Fredericksburg.
I had pictures off the wall, things fell off of shelves,
the door on my linen press opened and some of
my glass items fell out and broke. It certainly
could have been worse though. I don't know
how people in California deal with that threat.
I'm back home for a while and am in serious
need of more time to get all of my new
designs finished. I want to share with you
my almost complete Cinnamon Stick Santa.
There is another design in this publication, which
I will show you later this week, I hope. Plus,
I will share some of the designs from my
Christmas Stocking publications.
A little parting picture of Avery? Can you believe
how much he has changed. He has finally gotten
back to his birth weight, plus a few ounces, and
grown 2" in length. Gosh, I hate to leave Richmond.
I miss him so much.
Hope to get some much needed stitching done
during this hurricane.
"Many Happy Stitches"
to all of you,