Friday, February 12, 2010

Still here !

First, I want to thank you for all your kind words about the loss of my father in law. Chuy is not doing great, mainly because he still feels guilty to not have been able to attend the funeral. He talked a lot with one of his sister and it helped a little. Anyway, grieving is a slow process so he's going to have ups and downs. I really appreciate your support .

We got an unexpected snow on thursday. This time, the wind was blowing very hard and it seems we got more snow than last time. We got 8 inches. The kids didn't go to school. I don't know why but I always feel guilty when I don't send them to school ; even though last time, I realized that lots of kids didn't go when we had our last snow. Today, it's melting so driving was easier !!!
Yesterday, the kids went to play in the snow. Chuy went with them so I gave him the camera to shoot some pictures of them playing in the snow. Seeing that Steb had snow until his knees, I asked him to take a picture of Steb boots and this is what he came back with:
Yes, that puzzled me too especially when you know that he took only TWO pictures and none of the kids ... ( he didn't even told me he didn't take any ... ) Then it was time to shovel and father and son teamed up to do the job ! We need to invest in a snow shovel for next year as this garden shovel is quite heavy.
I keep stitching my basket. I'm having a lot of fun stitching that piece. It really look like a painting. Colors are really great. The problem is that I'm leaving lots of 1/1 for the end ( yes, like always ... ) . I do try to stitch some everyday but I really hate that. I'm stitching an apple right now, then I'll have another one and some leaves. If you have this basket in your stash, stitch it! I'm sure you'll have as much fun as I have !!!
And don't forget that today is your last day to enter my giveaway : here !!!


19 comments:

Annette said...

My condolences for the loss of your and Chuy father(in law). Hope he can be at peace with it...

Your basket looks great..
Almost finished, here we have about 6 cm snow, in the north here they have more, but we can play in it so its good..

Sharon said...

Poor Chuy, I hope he will fee a little better soon. I am sure his father would understand. Tell Chuy they know he was definitely there in spirit!

Your basket is gorgeous! That is some serious snow!

stitchinfiend said...

Love the snow picts they look so cool and inviting. Your basket is amazing - just love the colours of this.

Daffycat said...

Ooo, the fruit basket is beautiful! It is really filling in quickly!

mainely stitching said...

I'm completely cracking up over the photos Chuy took 'of the kids playing in the snow'. LOL!!

Big hugs to you and the whole family, Chiloe.

Yvonne said...

Lots of snow here too in Denmark and whenever they are melting, it just give me hope but it started to snow again few days later.

Your Summer Fruits is really gorgeous! I love the colours.

Mylene said...

You sure have lots of snow!!

Great progress on the fruit basket.

Nancy M said...

Snow seems to have hijacked lots of blog posts lately. Your basket is coming right along!

Babs said...

My condoleances for your father in law.

The fabric is special handdyed fabric from Polstitches, and the design is the Summer Faerie from Joann Eliott

Sharon said...

Your basket gets prettier with every post!! It's such a nice picture of spring - to go along with the snow pictures. (I love that pic of the boot print in the snow - so sweet!)
I'll remember your family in my prayers - I'm so sorry for your loss...

leechbabe said...

The boot print picture is very cool :)

I love your basket. Can't wait to see it finished :)

Suzanne said...

Your basket is so pretty! I was searching through my stash the other day and found the whole kit hidden at the bottom of a box. Too many projects and not enough time.

Love the snow, although you probably don't!

Doris said...

that is a lot of snow!!..
the basket look so pretty.

Felicity said...

Poor Chuy. Send him home to his family for a wee while. It will cost but it will be worth it. More than anything, he needs his siblings now. The basket looks great!

barbibouille said...

Encore une belle épaisseur cette fois ci! La corvée de neige est un sport qui revient souvent cette année ;-)
Ici ça y est elle fond, c'est le temps idéal pour rester au chaud et broder

Meari said...

Another month and we'll be done with snow. :) Yahoooooo

Your basket looks great!

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhh-ho-ho, you got snow! :o) I shouldn't laugh because we got nailed the other night.

I'm sorry Chuy is having a hard time. It will be something he will have to deal with as time goes on but I hope it does get easier for him soon.

Love the basket!

Ingrid said...

Condolences to the loss of your father in law and a lot of courage for Chuy, it does hurt to lose a parent, sometimes it relieves a little bit if you can talk about it!You got a lot of snow, here in Belgium it was not so bad! Your basket already looks great, beautiful colors!
Hugs Ingrid

Terri said...

Looks great.