Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Little of This, A Little of That

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. Do you ever feel that life sometimes is rolling by so fast, you can barely catch your breath. I haven't been able to stitch much this month - you know how December is.



I'm including a few pics of my son who just graduated from NC State Wed. Hard to believe that he's done. Now when it comes to high school, we're all sentimental, because our chickies are getting ready to fly on their own. But college is a little different. We're so darn glad they're out & no more payments, that the sentimentality is almost lost. But DH & I are very proud of him & all his hard work.


Speaking of DH's, mine is a real sweetie. DH & T, the father whose son died recently, are both big Harley fans. T has been wanting a motorcycle cover, so DH had one embroidered to honor his son and the original design was framed for Andrew's mom. The people at the Harley shop were so nice and the cover is just perfect.


The interesting part is that DH was planning to give this to the fire station to give to the parents. Our friends weren't supposed to know it came from DH. But while DH was picking up the cover, he spread it out to show one of the workers there. He heard a voice behind him asking, "What have you done?". Yep - DH didn't even see him come in or know he was there, but T & his son were there to buy a motorcycle cover & saw DH. Well, that pretty much shot the anonymity, but it was so sweet. T started crying & hugging him & then they all started. DH just couldn't get over the odds of T being there then. Best laid plans....
Stitching wise, my time has been consumed with December madness! Eighteen of our family are coming in this weekend for dinner at our house. I've been scrambling to get Mom's & my presents bought. I wasn't planning on decorating too much for Christmas, but I have a decoration Nazi as my youngest, who would be upset if I didn't still decorate. She helped, so I can't complain... :)


Last weekend I went to a lovely bridal shower for my future DIL. While I was there, I HAD to go visit The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC. If you ever go near there, go visit. It's great & the people there are so helpful & friendly. And yes, I did pick up some stash that I'm dying to start on. One is They Came Bearing Gifts by The Stitching Parlor. I decided to change a few colors & chose a red sparkly fabric for it. I'm itching to start, but I also need to get back to the Travel Sampler, too.


We had a cookie exchange at our LNS Monday night stitching group - yum yum! I actually did stitch some. Will post a pic later, but I did stitch!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stay out of blogland for a while and all kinds of things happen! Congrats to your son. Big achievement. Such a touching story about DH & T. Your Christmas home looks beautious! A full house soon.

CameoRoze said...

Ooops. That came out anonymous ... it was me, Cameo!

Rene la Frog said...

Bring out the tissues, what a wonderful thing you DH did.

Congrats to your son.

Your Christmas decorations are just beautiful and I'm sure you and the family will enjoy them.

Kathy said...

Congrats to your son on his graduation.
Your tree and decorations look lovely. Good luck with that much company. Though that's a small number compared to gathering of my family. :)

Terri said...

wonderful updates. Your pictures are wonderful. You and your dh have such huge hearts.

Beth said...

Congrats to DS on his graduation!

YOur decorations look beautiful! I'm so jealous, but I just can't do it! Have fun this weekend with all the family. I'm off to Mom's from Thursday to Tuesday next week.

Hugs,
Beth

Meari said...

Congrats on your DS's graduation. Your Christmas decorations are gorgeous!

Lou's addictions said...

what a lovely tribute for T's son. I love your tree, it looks fab.

Terry said...

Congrats to the graduate! What a moving dedication you and DH did for your friend and his family. Love your decorations. Hope all is well and that you have a wonderful Christmas.

Nancy said...

Congrats on the graduation. I hope to be having one of those in the near future! Your tree and decorations are beautiful. I hope you have a great holiday with family and friend. And the motorcycle cover was a great idea!

Shelley - ILCS said...

I need a box of tissues after reading that. Wonderful what DH did for T. Congrats to your son. Big achievements! Your house looks so beautifully Christmasfied!!!