Thank you for all of your well wishes for my father. We have some difficult months ahead of us. He had a stroke on Sunday and is making daily progress. Sadly, my father has been suffering from dimentia for at least the past year. It has been hard for the whole family. My mother's strength and profound love for my father, which I have always been aware of, is most evident in these difficult times. Your words of support mean a lot. Thank you.
I don't plan to discuss my father's health much on this blog. But found it necessary at this time because it has been difficult to keep up with reading and commenting on blogs, posting to my own blog and answering comments.
On to happier subjects.
The final package from my Sockret Pal arrived in the mail today. I am so pleased to finally know who has been spoiling me since the fall (see here, here, here, here, here, here and here)! La Verna over at Ridiculous Obsession has once again gone above and beyond in her generosity.
Just look at these beautiful socks. She used the Shock Wave pattern from 1870 Pearl. The yarn is Lorna's Laces in Green Apple. They fit perfectly and I love, love, love the yarn! LaVerna did a twisted stitch for the heel flap, it is really nice. I think I'll do that on my next pair! (Disclaimer, these are not my feet or legs, they belong to my blog model extraordinaire, DD#2. My legs are considerably heftier, hairier and whiter!)
Also enclosed were a charming bunny, some deliciously scented soap, lip balm and body butter.
And let us not forget the goodies - chocolate and gum.
She even remembered the DD's, making a contribution to their newly growing fabric stash.
Isn't the tape measure adorable? It is tucked neatly into my notions bag along with the cable needles. I've had the necklace on since I opened the package.
Thank you once again La Verna!!