Saturday, August 09, 2008

A warm hello to my blogging friends! Its good to be back. We've been pretty busy lately. Our trip was really nice. Right after we got home we got a call that my sister fell in the shower and broke her ankle..a compound fracture, poor thing! She has had surgery and just today left the hospital to be taken to a nursing home-rehab center for 3 weeks of rest and therapy. I can't say its a place I would have chosen for her but am hoping it all works out for the best, since the Lord never fails us. No matter what or where we are.

I'm posting a few pictures of our trip. During the ride home the sky was studded with glorious clouds, with wondrous beauty to enjoy. I kept snapping pictures with my phone camera and loved every minute.

Also you can 'see' the pattern I'm working on with my home-spun yarn. That was a 'blue' hold it on my lap over my blue skirt and knit for hours. The car has a sunroof and the light was great...too bright at times. We listened to XM radio...old mystery shows and such along with some gloriously beautiful classical music. I actually enjoyed that long ride home! Well, pretty much. My homespun is knitting up a little on the bulky side though, so I think I'll have to pass on the ruffle and do a crocheted lacy trim. The 'Anne Shoulder Scarf' claims to take only 1 skein of yarn or 560 yards. I think I'm not quite going to have enough and will have to spin a little more. The pattern is courtesy of Chris Carroll, Schaefer Yarn. It is from a calendar of knitting patterns which is one of the MOST wonderful gifts I ever received!


Anonymous said...

Yay! You're back! I'm glad you had a good trip. What perfect sky pictures! The shoulder scarf is so sweet. I think it will look adorable with a crocheted edge.

Too bad about your sister's fall and broken ankle, though! I hope the rehab place is nicer than you think (or do you know it's not?).

Enjoy being back home. I know I always do, no matter how nice it was to be away.

Dawn said...

Welcome back!
Hope things go well for your sister and she heals quickly!

Saija said...

welcome back!
so glad you guys had a good trip ... i used to love travelling with leo, when i had the luxory of watching the clouds and scenery - and he drove! now a days, i drive but sometimes the clouds and scenery are so wonderful i just want to pull over to the side of the road and glory in it!



I am so happy that you are home. So glad that you had such a good time. I was so sorry to hear about your sister fall and broken ankle. Hope she is doing fine and recovering.

I know how good it feels to be back in your own bed and handling you own things. WELCOME HOME. connie from texas