David, Hello Stitchy Friends!
I can't believe I have not updated my blog since the end of September! Bad, bad me!
I've been stitching, working, decorating for Christmas, doing Christmas shopping just like all of you. But obviously not blogging. I have been reading your blogs though, and keeping up with your news, just a few days behind now.
Our family had a nice Thanksgiving together at our house. We celebrated it on the Sunday after since Mike had to work. This gave David and Lauren time to go have dinner with her family on Thursday. Joe, Holly, Addy and I spent Thanksgiving day together since Joe's father had to work as well. We had a nice meal together, but we all agreed it didn't feel like Thanksgiving.
At our family dinner on Sunday I changed up my usual sweet potatoes to use the recipe Marly of Samplers and Santas fame shared. Oh my, what a hit they were, even the family members that didn't usually like sweet potatoes like them! Thank you for that, Marly. This has become a new family favorite.
Three weeks ago today Addy had surgery for hip displasia. She was placed in a cast following surgery to hold her pelvis in position for healing. The cast basically looks like a pair of shorts, with an opening for diaper placement. Since the issue was discovered at such a young age, her cast time was shortened to 4-6 weeks with time in a brace following. When the problem isn't discovered until later, the recovery time is quite a bit longer.
I guess I don't have a photo that shows the cast well, but if you look where my daughter is holding Addy with her left hand, you can tell there's a cast there. Larger dresses that fit over the cast has been the easiest to wear. Then Holly puts leg warmers on her as well.
David, Lauren and I travelled to South Dakota on Saturday to meet a dog breeder to pick up this sweet puppy. He's a Lhasa apso like our previous dog was. We had this operation in planning for a month or so. I'm happy to say it went well. Mike was speechless with surprise. Believe me, this doesn't happen often. He is difficult to surprise. The new addition has been named Henry. He is busy, and is beginning to become acclimated to our house. So far, the cats are hoping if they ignore him, he will disappear.
If you've hung in here this long reading, I will share some stitching updates. I finished the Autumn piece by Cricket.
Sorry for the sideways photo. Then I concentrated on doing some ornaments.
I have managed to do finishing on these three, but have no pictures to prove it at this point.
I will try to do another post soon about other news.
Until then, happy stitching!