Saturday we told "The Bling Lady" goodbye. DH helped her nephew load up the van and they were off heading toward Florida. It was a bittersweet goodbye, I will miss her she is such a sweet lady, and she was family. DH and I had lunch with the MIL which we picked up at the little Mexican grocery store near "The Bling Lady's" house.
Sunday was Mother's Day-- the youngest daughter and the grandsons came to visit Saturday evening and brought me an Asian Lily to plant in the yard, and two of the other daughters called and texted, and I called my mom and wished her Happy Mother's Day. Sometimes living so far away from my family is sad.
I have been watching the kids for the youngest daughter a few days a week. The Finn and I get to play, and do some serious bonding. While I am there I do my cross stitch, embroidery or read. I think that maybe I should figure out some sort of handwork I can do there too. I could do hexies, or have been considering making a yoyo quilt. I saw one that was red white and blue that I loved.
I finished the 'R' on the Redword Words of Wisdom, and started the letter 'S'.
I charted all of the names for all of the stockings which I need to make last week so now I just need to get stitching. I have patterns picked out, and ordered, and I think I need one more to have them all ready. I wonder if I can manage to get a stocking finished for everyone this year?
I did do a wee bit of sewing. I got a row of sashing and cornerstones sewn together and attached to the Farmer's Wife quilt. Now I can start on the next row of blocks and sashing.
I also decided I would join the Farmer's Wife QAL. I am already a couple of weeks behind.
I didn't choose any specific fabrics. I just started pulling scraps out of my scrap bins. I have one more block but I probably won't get to that until Thursday.
One day that it was nice last week I transplanted my tomato plant seedlings.
DH and I are adjusting to the lifestyle change. I do need to try to exercise more which should help lower and stabilize my blood sugar. I have lost 3 lbs, DH has lost about 7! I have been drinking much more water, and much less soda. The only real challenge is that I have to learn a new way of eating, I can't quite figure out why low fat usually means high carbohydrates, and low carb means high in fat so trying to eat this way seems counter intuitive to what I would normally do. I am also not a fan of poking my finger to monitor my blood sugar.