The past week has been a rough one. I have been missing Mom a lot. Especially the nighttime. I am still finding it hard to come home at night and no one is home. I guess since this is the first full week back to work things just hit me. :( Oh, I know this will happen for a while and I know it will get better.
I try to keep busy and keep the emotions at bay. But I'm not always successful.
I've been stitching. I have one completed finish and two more half finished. But no photos since these are Birthday gifts. Once they have been received I can post photos.
As I said I try to keep busy since it helps. So when I saw a posting about a book signing at a NYC bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, I decided to go. I hadn't been to a signing in ages and ages. The book:In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Essays by Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, ... Lisa Scottoline, and Thirteen Others by Michael Connelly. A number of the books contributors as well as Michael Connelly, the editor, were at the shop to sign copies. It was really nice seeing many of the authors I have come to know as well as old acquaintances from the mystery community. In some ways I am lucky to work in the City so I can attend some of these events. And now I have the time. Next week is another signing. This time for Carol O'Connell's new book, Bone By Bone.
We are expecting a snow storm tomorrow so I should get some quality stitching time in this weekend. I hope so since I would like to finish up at least three more gifts. Too many January birthdays. LOL I also want to try and make a small dent in organizing my stash. HA! It would be so nice to find that pattern I think I have. Especially before I buy it a second time. LOL
Another thing I am thinking of is joining the sit and stitch at the LNS near (about a 40 minute drive) me. I've never been to one. Another thing to keep me out of trouble. LOL Of course if I go I MUST keep my checkbook and credit card at home! Well, maybe just a few dollars to get some more of that lovely 25 ct fabric that I used for my Mom's box piece. Would that be okay?
I want to thank all of you who have left me such lovely comments. I appreciate them and they go a long way to lifting my spirits. Thank you so very, very much. Maybe one day I'll find the right words to tell you all how much your support has meant and still means to me.
Until next time..................
Love and stitches
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