Yesterday, after stitching for several hours, I got restless - needed a change of scenery.
So, I got in the car, and after stopping for a Mocha Frappe at McDonald's, went in search of dirt roads and decrepit barns.
I found a neat little nature preserve and community garden - Thayer's Corner.
Does anyone remember piling into the car and going for a mindless drive? Back when I was a kid, we did it weekly. It's getting harder and harder to find real country around here though, so many housing developments, big McMansions all built within feet of each other, in the middle of nowhere. And of course, gas isn't as cheap as it used to be. I miss mindless driving, for hours on end...
I've been stitching a lot on the next Sweet Country design.
Having lots of trouble with a finger on my left hand - the knuckle has a lump on it, arthritis, and it's extremely painful. I can't even do dishes hardly, trying to hold a plate with my left hand is impossible. Fortunately I pull the needle with my right hand....but my stitching days may be numbered. That will make me sad - but God is in control, always. No matter what He finds for my hands to do, I trust Him.
I want to wish all my Canadian friends a very happy Canada Day, and my U.S. friends a very happy Independence Day! Enjoy!!
Allie [and Larry and Curly - Mo was awol]