Oct 22, 2018


Yesterday turned out to be a very sad day.

My two very best friends from Lima, Valerie and Denise, called me within an hour of each other to tell me that their moms had died. Both moms had been ill for some time, but I don't think their passing was expected yesterday...and certainly not both within an hour of each other. My heart breaks for both of them and their families, and I pray that they are somehow comforted by the idea that their moms traveled together, hand in hand.

A little more progress on The Drawn Thread's "When Skeletons Dance":

I had thought by now that I would have tucked this one away for next year, but I am still enjoying it immensely and want to continue:

Off to the chair in a moment. Then it's home for salmon and broccoli rabe tonight. (The meatballs turned out to be very tasty indeed, and there are enough leftovers in the fridge and freezer for six or seven more meals!)

(I really need to learn how to cook for one or two and not a small army!)

Happy Monday, Dearies! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start and that you get to do everything your heart desires today!


  1. So sorry for your friends loss. Hope they do find comfort in the thought that are jouneying on together.
    Changing from cooking for a larger number to a cooking for one or two is indeed a problem. Somethings just seem to need to be made in large quantities. Thank goodness for freezers.

  2. I, too, love the idea that the Moms traveled together to their rest and reward.

  3. My condolences to your friends. And I think that is a comforting thought that they traveled together.

    Super progress!! It looks so good!

  4. its a beautiful thought of them walking together.
    I love your little stewey magnet as well.

  5. Wonderful progress on the stitching. Fun too see the little ghosts. What is it about this design that you are enjoying, do you think?

    Sydney, Australia

  6. I'm sorry for you and your friends. My prayers for their slow healing and some comfort knowing their moms are out of pain.

    Don't stop stitching on something when you're loving it!