The bit o crazy in today's post is referring to the bit o news we got that our oldest son Alex got infected with TB - yes, you read that correctly - TB. He was infected by a co-worker. Thank goodness he is in the latent stage - that means he is not active, so he, himself, did not infect anyone. After extensive blood work and x-rays to determine that indeed he is not active he will now have to spend the next 9 months on antibiotics. I did a great deal of hand wringing during this time, and now try not to think about it too much - it just bums me out.
On the more upbeat side - I finished Ann Pennsylvania Peacock yesterday!! I am so thrilled with her, and I enjoyed stitching her. Those of you who have finished Ann, what did you use to attach her head?
I love the way the roof of the house turned out.
Ann's dress and the purple flower are also so pretty. Needless to say the colors are much more vibrant in real life. I used my own choice of HDF - which is always such a pleasure to stitch with.
Next I have got to whip out an ornie, and then I plan to give some time to Peaceable Kingdom - it is such a pretty sampler and I am still stuck on the border.
I have also been spending some time knitting. Here are the two hats I knitted for Adam and Olivia for Christmas. Adam is a Texas Longhorns fan - thus the color scheme, and Olivia's hat is a slouch hat that I really enjoyed knitting.
I have knitted two more hats - one for Alex and one for my husband, but I still have to corral them to take a picture. They are not so eager to just put on the hat for me and pose - I don't know why???
I am also knitting a hat for myself. I ran out of yarn, so it is languishing. It will be a hat that is totally cabled. I plan to knit a scarf as well.
I am also working on "Tend Thy Sheep" by Merry Cox, which was offered through the Shining Needle Society. I am enjoying this one and am awaiting lesson 3 to continue.
I know it looks like a mile long in the picture above, but it really isn't. I love Merry's designs, but I came late to the party and she wasn't really teaching anymore. Of course, now being over here, I won't really be able to take any of her classes either, so I really appreciate the opportunity of taking her classes online.
The Paris Needlework show is fast approaching, and I am totally excited to be able to go. We are staying at the French Officer's Club, which I have heard good things about. I have also signed up for the AVAS Open House - can't wait to see that gorgeous store they have. I promise to take lots of pictures.