Friday, December 30, 2016

Slipping Away

Yes, December and 2016 are quickly slipping away.  It has been a difficult month and year, and yet good ones. I have intended to blog, but the time has simply slipped through my fingers. Thanks, Lauren, for giving me a gentle nudge.

My brother in law passed away on the 18th, leaving my sister, his wife of 61 years, a widow. 
Their family at Thanksgiving.

On a happier note, Rob had a clear MRI the week before Christmas. A clear reason for praise and celebration.
Here he is getting his infusion and watching UGA football today.

Macy's cheer team is doing great in competition...

Mattie came home from school...
She was an exhausted and happy girl.

I got to stand in at a Christmas Mother Daughter luncheon with this sweet girl...

And hear Robert and Sara Ashley sing at O Holy Night...
It was bittersweet knowing that this would be the last time Robert performs in this beautiful service....hard to believe he will be in college next year.

About the only stitching I have done were these cushions for Macy and Jackson's window seats.
A single Lucy Boston Block 
And a gazillion knit face cloths and dish cloths.

I am looking forward to 2017, knowing it will be filled with hope, love and promise.  Oh, I know it won't all be easy, but I know who walks with me. There will be no resolutions, but there are things that I hope to see happen. And I will be here to share with my blogging friends!

Happy New Year to all!!

 Take Care,


  1. Sorry to hear of your recent loss. Hope 2017 brings hope and promise to you and yours.

  2. So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law.
    Thanks for the family pictures - both the two and four legged ones.
    Happy New Year.
    Hugs :)

  3. Especially hard to lose a loved one during the holiday season. Does your sister live near you?
    Love your Lucy Boston block. I don't think I will be making any of those but I find them oh so interesting. Never seen one I didn't like.

  4. I'm a new reader of your blog. I'm sorry for your hardships and your family's loss. I too believe that 2017 will be a better year. Thank you for sharing.