Thursday, March 19, 2020


Good morning! Hope everyone is staying home and staying healthy. What a challenging and scary time!

We are suppose to be here this week. We had reservations to spend the entire week at the beautiful Williamsburg Inn and take in all the sites of this American treasure. Instead, we worked a thirty six inch puzzle of fifers and drummers on the green. Some day...

The disappointment of scuttled plans pales in comparison to the anxiety and fear I have felt these past days. Keeping my family healthy is my top priority. I'm sure we all share this ultimate goal.

Explaining all this to Annie is a full time job. She is always full of questions, but these days there is an anxious edge to them. 

We have been doing puzzles and watching movies. Reading and coloring are also diversions. 

And I have been stitching on HEIOTS.

Pulling needle through linen is the best way for me to settle my frayed nerves. Unless, it involves this bloody tree. It is huge and menacing, and has forced me to stray from the program and stitch a motif or two just to get away from it for awhile. (Marly...Samplers and Santas...a fellow tree struggler, you are not alone.) Starting today, I'm forcing myself to work only on this tree till it is done. My personal mantra..."I can do hard things."

My freeform daffodils make me smile!

My thoughts are with those who are suffering...from illness, uncertainty, lost wages...from the sheer desperation these days bring. The unknown is a terrifying place. 

Take good care, my friends...and wash your hands.

Enjoy the day,