Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Home!


We got home last night after 12 hours of driving. We made it over the bridges in record time, unlike my poor sister who came to Long Island for a wedding a few weeks ago and was stuck for over 2 hours! (In good traffic, you should be over both the George Washington and whatever the other bridge is in about a half hour.) Driving-wise it was uneventful, thank goodness!

Oh, except for Columbus itself, which had a bunch of detours due to either roadwork or the State Fair.

Okay, I had a nice time at the reunion. It was amazing to see cousins I haven't seen in probably 30 years. It was better, though, seeing my siblings. We have not been together as a family since before my brother Patrick died, which was back in 2000. I'll post a picture soon.

Meantime, speaking of Patricks, here is the blanket and toy (finally finished!) I made little Patrick Warren! Everyone went wild over it. My sister (Patrick's Grandma) and my mother (Great-grandma) will bring it to the baby when they visit this week. They live in Pennsylvania.

I'm not kidding when I say I literally finished it on Friday. It took some finagling to make the applique but I think it looks cute. Mike did the safety eyes for me, as I was not strong enough to force them together. So Great Uncle had a hand in the gift, too!

PS--to give you some perspective, the snail is about 4 inches across the shell, give or take.

As I said before, the blanket is my own design, including the snail, but it was inspired by the snail amigurumi (sp?) designed by Shena Lee Hicks. Here is the link to the blog where you will find the snail pattern, plus the most adorable amigurumi ever!

http://amigurumibyknotty.blogspot.com/

I am so glad to be home. Life seems easier outside of Long Island, but this is still my home and ya know there's no place like it.

Editing to link to "Spotlight Yourself" over at "It's So Very Cheri":

http://itssoverycheri.com/2010/07/27/spotlight-yourself-14/

6 comments:

The Messy Mom said...

Great job on the snails. 10 years is way too long to be away from your siblings, I am glad you all got to reconnect!

Mom2fur said...

It's just that we are 'all over the map,' (meaning the four of us live in 3 different states, and mom lives in yet another) and between life and kids, it's hard to get together. But I do hope it doesn't take that long until the next one!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Sounds like a really long drive but I know it was worth it!!!! Hope the weather had cooled down for your trip, it had been so hot here but last week was alittle better. Tomorrow, back to the 90's. Dianntha

Denise said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)
Love the cute afghan. I can't crochet but I love to knit.

shena said...

Very cute blanket design! Love the snail =)

cat said...

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