Saturday, September 14, 2013


This is the block I was working on almost 4 weeks ago when our lives were so drastically changed.  I inked the Word to Live By after Rob came home from the hospital........Love.   How appropriate it is for this time in our lives.

1 Corinthians 13: And now these three remain: faithhope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

I have done little needlework over the past few weeks, but knowing I was hosting the Autumn class gave me the incentive to get my piece crayoned.   It was a first for me, and I actually enjoyed the process and wouldn't mind doing more.  Here is my piece before stitching.  I can tell you, that having seen Debi's block before and after stitching, the stitching makes a huge difference in its appearance.  We basted and started the stitching in class, but I haven't gotten anything done on it since then.

I am now working on a project that, while large, doesn't require me to follow written is a blissful kind of mindless stitching.  Just what I need at this point.  I won't show it to you, as it is a gift for someone who reads my blog.

Rob was able to stretch his forty second birthday out from Thursday to Tuesday.  Sometimes it is a real advantage having lots of family groups.  We celebrated here on the Sunday following his birthday with a Southern country meal.......his choice.  And I think he was surprised and pleased with his gift (it appears from his Facebook page that he is already putting it to good use).  He continues to do well, has a great attitude and now has several chemo and radiation treatments under his belt.  He is amazing.

Jackson, the youngest of our grandchildren, started pre-K.  How sweet is he??

He and Macy recently took in a Braves game at Turner Field and got to run the bases.......

and get these neat T-shirts.

Please bear with me as I try to regain my focus.  I actually started this post almost two weeks ago and am just getting it finished and posted.  

We are determined to forge forward, living our lives with joy, faith and hope.............and a new brand of normal.  To all of you who have and continue to love and support us, we are so grateful.  Please, continue to keep us in your prayers, especially Rob, Christi and kids.

Each and every day.
Sermons that surprise you by "hitting the nail on the head".
The comfort of routines.

Take care,


  1. I am happy for your family! Good news.

    You colored that block with crayons or something else? It looks so good.

  2. Crayons and then heat set. Use white crayon first, heat set, then color, then heat set. Finally back stitch around everything. Instructions per Crabapple Hill.

  3. Y'all have my prayers! Hugs to you!