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Home Sweet Home

Yesterday, I arose at 1 am East Coast time to make my flight back to Oregon. I flew from Syracuse to Chicago and then on to Portland, arriving at 10:30 am ?’‚Η¨‚Δω amazing! I watched Prairie Home Companion and Cars, both delightful, and knitted with the occasional break to nibble on my $5 snack box (what a rip off!).

To say I was totally out of it after I arrived home, is the understatement. I checked in with both of my girls, checked the mail and took a nap. Speaking of my girls, Stephanie had a difficult situation happen with photos of Mia taken from her blog so she has closed Little Birds to all but family and now has Little Birds Handmade. The new link is on the right side of my blog. Stephanie had an extremely popular blog with thousands of visitors a day, including Martha Stewart employees! This really opened up exposure of the kids to a wide and diverse population. For now, I don’t think my meager readership poses a problem so will probably still continue to feature M & M, occasionally.

Back to my lost day, Mr C and I went to Trader Joe’s, where I purchased ingredients for pizza, including cornmeal pizza crust. After a pizza supper, I crashed with my knitting and stayed awake to watch The Amazing Race and Desperate Housewives (HILARIOUS) and then I crashed.

I must go back to opening the mail. There was a big priority mail envelope from this person. Inside, I found this: (Typepad is driving me crazy – I can’t get it to show the whole quilt, so click on it to read the abc’s)


This includes a wonderful ABC’s of Aging. I can follow all of them except for Going Grey – no way. Anyway, Judy, Thank you for the early birthday present. I love it and it will soon be on my Quilt Wall of Fame.

I had a wonderful time visiting my family and saying good-bye to my sister-in law. I leave you with some views from my sister’s deck which overlooks Little York Lake. Here is the morning view:


Here is the sunset view:


8 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Diane says:

    I’m glad you’re home safe and sound. I’m sorry to hear that Stephanie had a bad experience from her blog.

  2. Karoda says:

    Gerri, I just read your post on the email list about trouble with blogrolling…its been acting up for the last few days…not showing up sometimes and when it does show up, not showing updates.

  3. teri says:

    Going to miss Little Birds….but I sure can understand. Guess I better not post any more pics of the nieces and nephew. I am not too worried about pics of my kids…they are old enough (and BIG enough) to take care of themselves….

    Love that aging quilt….I can relate….but I HAVE gone gray (as you will see for yourself in what, 3 weeks??)….just until I get the hair cut for Locks of Love….then I will be getting styled and dyed!!!


  4. pixie sticks says:

    So sorry to hear about the little birds situation. It was one of the very first blogs I ever read. The best to your family.

  5. Judy says:

    Glad you made it home safe and sound AND that you could make such a positive situation out of one in which so many would wallow in misery and sadness! I must remember that!
    MMMMM: Trader Joes! Ours is almost ready to open! YIPPEEEE!
    I’m so happy that you like the little quilt. It was great fun to make and thought of you the entire time. Z is for ZING!!!!

  6. jenclair says:

    Glad you are safely home. What a wonderful birthday present! Z is Zinc πŸ™‚ Bright, beautiful, and funny!

  7. ambeart says:

    Thanks for the link to Stephanie’s site. I tried to visit “little birds” last night and was very frustrated. I can only imagine the “situation”.

    I’ve been following your blog since early July. I live in upstate NY, closer to Rochester than Syracuse.

    I love the ABC’s of Aging, but can’t quite read Z. I love your work and your site!

  8. Oooh, I get to be the first to say what a cool quilt that is! And your photos are gorgeous! They scream Fall to me πŸ™‚