Wednesday, December 20, 2006

And It Keeps Flying!

I said time was flying. It seems to have switched from a pokey old bi-plane to a sleek corporate jet. And I missed the connection at the airport.

Barely done with Yule gifts, and by done I mean that point where you throw up your hands and holler "It ain't gonna get done!" - and abandon further flurried and frustrating attempts, and my eyes raise to the new year and see PANIC!!! birthdays. I'm surrounded by family born in springtime. Willie Chuck in January begins the season. The sewing needle is frantically at work on a cross-stitched shirt for him... with one for Ruthie next into the queue. And I chant "Relping, relping, relping!"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

How Time Flies!

Wow. Has it really been 7 months since I wrote? Seems my hands have been busy relping and not blogging. I've been crocheting up a storm preparing for Christmas. Limited funds and lots of love mean making many gifts by hand. Since my current passion is doilies I can only hope my friends have places under their lamps and knick-knacks for the various things they will soon be receiving. After the Big Day I'll try to post some pictures.

The relping broads continue to host once a month "public" sessions. It is pleasant to sit and share our various interests with others. Last night we had simultaneous embroidery, spinning, crocheting, knitting and sock toe darning. And the conversation ranges from political to bawdy. I always enjoy, and hope to see new faces from our community.