Saturday, April 12, 2008

Family Business

This is what I have been working on lately. It's Hinzeit's Family Matters. My aunt is worried that once my dad sells the family business, she'll never see us again. Granted, we're not very good at keeping in touch with people, but we always fall right back in once we have the opportunity. We're easy going people. She does have a point though, because when the shit hit the fan, she ended up with us. (Her petty, petty sisters chose sides. It's one of those family business things.) Anyway, she wrote me a note telling me that her family matters to her, so this is perfect. She'll cry. My aunt has also recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. (Don't pink me.) Her prognosis is excellent at this time, but you always like to let people know you are thinking of them don't you? (Apparently I'm crap at that too because I only sent my great aunt two notes while she was being treated for ovarian cancer--and I asked her to find the fudge recipe just before her last chemo treatment. So thoughtless.)

I've been kind of down lately. There's the work situation. There's this club I'm involved with that is a mess. People want me to take over but I just want out. I want to go back to camp right now. Really, really badly. Let's try to cheer up. Here's the front door. Look at those happy daffodils! Look at those little pufferball PJM rhododendrons! See the fauxforsythia (fauxsythia) wreath on that beautiful pea green door! Happy, colorful spring!


14 comments:

monique said...

Love your front walk! EVery time I plant something, it dies almost immediately.

Anonymous said...

The house looks beautiful and you've made a lot of progress on your chart.

Back to camp right now? Camp dd is always open - literally and in spirit.

Chelle said...

Your Hinzeit project is looking good. Love your floral pics. The fauxsythia wreath - too funny!

Jenna said...

Your aunt will love that piece. So thoughtful of you to stitch it for her! And it looks like you'd be done with it in no time flat.

Sarah said...

Oh, man. Your spring is much further along than mine. At least we have green things poking out of the ground, but we're nowhere close to anything blooming. Fie.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your garden looks wonderful and your Aunt is sure to love the piece that you are stitching for her.

staci said...

I wanna go to camp with you, LOL!!!

xsquared said...

Your flowers look lovely! Hope things improve for you (((hugs)))

Barbeeque4 said...

You front area looks lovely!!! Gotta love that "fauxsythia."

I really like the Yankee Doodle Dandy JC is really spectacular!!!!- it did take me a while to warm up to the length of the film as it could have been said in much less footage.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will cheer you. You've outed a lurker. And a southern one at that. I howled and howled when I read on your blog that you were afraid of us. I think you were in Ok. Well, I stich and live in San Antonio, Texas and I enjoy your blog so much. Take care, Dear Anna, Deborah Kowalik

Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks, Deborah! I visited San Antonio last year and loved it. Also I'm a big fan of Nashville now, so you can see I'm warming up to your people.

Miriam said...

Nah, southerners aren't too bad, and the food's pretty good.

If you ever find the secret of managing to keep in touch with folks, let me know. I'm pathetic.

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear you're down. All that crap can get to you. What club are you wanting out of? (I'm so nosy.) I don't blame you for wanting to go back to camp. I'll go with you. The stress level here on the job front is getting to me. I love the Family Matters piece you're stitching - perfect!

Michelle said...

Forgot to say - I love your green door with the fauxsythia! Beautiful!