There, did you hear that? That's the sound of another week whinging by! lol I am always stunned by how fast time goes by.
Did you all have a good long Memorial Day weekend? Ours was a little strange. We received some scary news that our 26 year old niece, who lives in a different state, had a brain aneurism (sp?), but she seems to be ok. That was a terrible rush and made for some tense hours spent sitting by the phone and trying to distract and comfort her Dad (hub's brother). We postponed the trip to the cabin because of it, but the weather was iffy anyways, so that's alright. Then, we found out that another family member had gotten thrown in jail! That certainly doesn't happen every day!! LOL We did the usual going to the cemetary to visit loved ones. Each year we get to the cemetary to catch the Honor Guard ceremonies for the veterans. My hub's Dad was in the Navy for 20 years, he served aboard the USS Houston (during the Korean war) which was bombed and sunk by the enemy, he was captured and was a POW for 3 years--he was forced to work on building the bridge over the river Kwai. Hub also lost his older brother, Joe, in Viet Nam in 1968. They do a very touching ceremony at the veteran's cemetary each year, including the gun salutes and trumpeting taps. Our son Joe is in the junior naval ROTC and marched in the parade--so that was fun to go to yesterday afternoon. All in all, a pretty full weekend.
I've been busy with a new order of bags and needle packs for the Loopy Ewe--takes a long time to make up so many at one time--but I am grateful for the business!! Sheri (the owner) is such a lovely gal and a real pleasure to do business with! If you are a knitter, you really should check her out--she has a LOT of satisfied customers.
I also finished up my potholder and instructions and got that off in the mail! Yeah! I made a few extras too, so they could be listed in my Etsy shop. I just listed this one today--it's a combo hotpad/mini quilt! lol A handy hotpad, in an extra large size, you can use to protect your tabletop from hot bowls during your meal--just flip it over and use the back side. When your meal is done, hang it on a wall nearby as a cute and decorative mini wall quilt!