Since my friend, Mona, arrived from Lebanon last week, there has not been a whole lot of time for crafting, but since Friday was a quiet day at home, I did manage a little rose stitching using yarn on 8 count aida. My plan was to make a pillow for her, but I wasn't happy with the outcome. The cotton I used for the pink part sort of separated and flattened out which made for very messy stitches.
There has been a lot of baking, gift giving and visiting over the past several days.
On Saturday, the girls came over to my place for a few hours. And on Sunday night we went out for coffee. I was able to put together gift bags for everyone with all the projects I've completed over the summer. It's nice to finally be able to do something with all the stuff I keep making.
Both times we got together, Elena's youngest daughter, Jana, was with us. She learned to walk about a month ago and is constantly moving. Here she is waving bye-bye as we all got up to leave.
Yesterday turned out to be another quiet day, so I did a simple rose cross-stitching and added a quote: A single rose can be my garden, a single friend, my world.
Whenever Mona visits, I like to make up for all the time we are apart, and all the times I'm not able to give her gifts. We spent a few hours today just sitting together and chatting. The timing of her trip was perfect since Thursday night, we take off for a short family vacation, and she heads back home on Friday.
Days are flying by and the end of summer is drawing ever nearer. In 12 short days, I will be back at work.