The downside to all this is that I haven't felt very much like stitching. I did take a few pictures of some of my stash which arrived. The camera's battery died before I could finish so I'll have more pictures to show later. Most of the fabrics are from Sugar Maple Fabrics. The larger one in the center is a Silkweaver Solo linen. Below are a couple of pictures of the charts I received. On the left is PS Trick or Treat and Shepherds Bush Pumpkin Stew.
On the right is Ink Circles Cirques des Cercles which I will be starting Nov. 1st as part of a SAL.
At this point all the rest of the charts turned out too blurry due to my fading battery. I just love the SB chart! I've never done one of their patterns before and this looks like it would be a fun stitch.
I talked to my oldest son this evening. He's the one who lives in Quebec with his two daughters. The girls have been sick with colds the past week and the youngest who is only 10 months ended up in hospital. Her cold had turned into brochitis (just like her Grandma!). Normally this isn't too serious for an infant but Summer has a heart condition. She was born with two holes in her heart. One has closed but the other is still there and she often has difficulty breathing. Now throw in the bronchitis and you see why she ended up in hospital. She is home now but Jeff says she is receiving breathing treatments and is on a pump. In addition they had to start her back on her heart medication. She is mending slowly but surely. She has to return in November to the pediatric hospital in Montreal where they are following her.
Jeff was feeling a little bummed out by all this and the fact that they don't really celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday where he is in Quebec. He says that they get the holiday off work but nobody really does anything special or prepares a special meal. I told him that it's time to instill some of his customs in his family. That way his girls will grow up with both their French customs as well as the English customs. I told him the next time he's home I'd give him a quick cooking lesson on how to do a turkey. After all, if my DH managed okay then Jeff can too!
I'm off to bed early now to get rid of this miserable cold. Hoping to feel much more like stitching tomorrow!