...jiggety-jig! I just got back from Utah, where I was getting to know the most recent addition to our family - grandson Marcellus:
One of my favorite pics is after his first bath (check the hair):
He's changing so fast! Here's a two-week pic:
He's all of three weeks old already, and has gained over two pounds and more than an inch in length! Healthy, beautiful baby boy, he is! Becca (my daughter and the proud mommy) sent me this cutie last night:
The TSA folk thought that I was crazy, because I had my sewing machine in my carry-on (sans needles, of course - they were packed in the checked luggage along with my staple gun and other tools). Why did I feel it necessary to haul my gear across the continent, you may ask? Because some friends gifted Becca and Tyler (the papa) with a glider, but it was in need of reupholstering. Grandma to the rescue! Here it is all refurbished:
Whilst I was out in that part of the country, I connected up with a long-time friend from Internet encounters. We first met in a Close to My Heart online group back in '05 or '06, and have followed each other's blogs and emailed and called and all. She is Erin from Inky Smiles, and she is FABULOUS! I forgot my camera in New York (which explains the poor-quality phone pictures I've posted here), but Erin has a for-reals one and snapped a few pics of us. I stole this one from her blog post:
She gave me a tour of her home (it's lovely), introduced me to her fur-baby Sadie (she's a very sweet dog), and let me play for a bit in her craft cave. She actually taught me some soldering basics and made a pendant for me! She also gifted me with some baubles/charms from a swap at Creative University, where she has taught for the past couple of years. One talented chica, that Erin! Behold:
It's next to impossible to see in the above picture, but that teeny, tiny bottle has a silhouette of a fairy and the word "wish" on the outside, and two dandelion seeds inside (or, as one of my daughters always called them, "wishblows"). Pretty cool, eh?
And that's the end of the story (or at least this chapter)! I'm still recovering from my red-eye return flights. I got on a plane in Utah at 11:29 pm Saturday, had a 3-hour layover at JFK airport in NYC, then flew from there to Syracuse, where I de-planed at 10:39 am Sunday morning. One long night, I can tell you... Additionally, my digestive system and I are not currently on very good terms, my head is heavy and achy, and my throat hurts. Hmmm - I think I need a nap! I'll be back sooner or later with more... Thanks so much for stopping by!