I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!!!!
Unfortunately, the occasion was a very sad one at our household, which I'll tell you a little more about later in the post. This morning, I'm just popping in quickly to catch up a little on sharing with you a few stitchy things that are going on around here!
Earlier in the week I found a little time to start on my PINK Hootie for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. All her feathers are now fused to the background and ready to be stitched down!
And here she is with her older brother in BLUE ....
They are both waiting for their third litte sibling in this row, so they can finally have a nice brown branch to rest upon :) These are such fun little blocks - I can hardly wait until the next color!!!
The March Bertie's Year arrived this week too!
I'm not sure that I really care for the borders on this one. I may change them to something else - perhaps it may be just a little too stark for me in that bold yellow? But then again, it may grow on me - it does go along with the "bee" theme very well :) However, I DO love Bertie with her bee hood and that precious little bee buzzing happily around it's hive, not to mention the subtle, clever addition of shamrocks ♥ I'll be working on this a little today and linking up with Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching party :)
So for some sad sharing ..... the reason I've been absent from the blog the past few days is because we lost a wonderful part of our family on Wednesday.
My father-in-law, George, passed away after a very brave battle with pulmonary fibrosis. It was a tough time for my sweet husband and his family! George was a lovely man and a beloved father and grandfather - he will be missed so very, very much!!!
He accepted me into his family from the first moment he met me, and I appreciated that gift more than he could ever know.
Most of all, I appreciate the way he taught my husband how to be a father. Not every man is a gifted father, but my husband definitely is, and I know that gift was acquired by his father's example ♥ I look forward to seeing George's lovely smile again one day!
Hugs & Blessings!