Friday, December 17, 2010

Middle of December

My time since Thanksgiving has been very hectic.Rich has had some health issues again but is doing ok right now. We also had a death of a long time family friend. My best friend's brother finally ended his ordeal with Muscular Distrophy.  He was only 60 years old and has spent the last 2 1/2 years in a nursing home. My best friend died of MD about 5 years ago. He was the last of the family to go.  My best friend's daughter was pretty upset about her uncle's death and stayed with me during her stay for the wake and funeral.  She has called me mama dusty since she was a very little girl and told me I was all she had left.  It broke my heart. But I told her I would always be there for her and her children no matter what. I just wish she was not so far away.  I am sorry to go on. It was just a very emotional time .
On another note, my LNS has had ornie classes for the Holidays again this year and since I am retired I have been able to attend all of them this year. I was even able to attend an open class for two projects for the EGA.  So my fingers have been busy.  I even managed to do more on Zentangle and am not too far from a finish. Below are pictures of my stitching.

Blackwork Bulb
class from LNS

Sparking Bulb LNS Class

Danish Star EGA class (just needs to be assembled)

Zentangle thru part 13


Lesleyanne said...

Sending my condolences.

Lovely stitching.

Clare - Aimetu said...

(((hugs))) Dusty, for all of you.

I love the stitching and I'm so looking forward to our new RR x x

Mylene said...

((big hugs))

Those are lovely stitching!

Cait said...

This is the first holiday season that we don't have our 95 year old Dad with us. It is hard to finally cross that realizational bridge. That the young lady can call you Momma Dusty is such an honor. You sound like you richly deserve that honor.
Your ornies are sooo beautiful, even hubby looking at the laptop screen as we are enjoying footbal watching in the comfort of our bed, thought so also. Tis a lazy day for the two of us, and since he is not home often, a decidedly large treat to just feed him, take a nap and feed him some more.
Thank you for showing us your works and letting us know how you are doing. I hope to keep you in the scope of things a lot in the future.
Have a happy holiday season and Merry Christmas!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Everything is just gorgeous! I really love the blackwork bulb.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Olga said...

Hi Dusty!
Firts, I send you my condolences.
Thank you for comment in my blog! Yours is nice & I love your ornies, the bulbs are beautiful.

DUSTY said...

thank you everyone. I love taking the classes at the LNS. I always seem to learn something new, even after all this time.