Yeah, I know....It's been a good while - and I've been ever so neglectful in my blogging. I said it was likely to happen, and it has. For that I am sorry, but commitments are commitments. Please don't take it personally - truly, it's not just you - you should see my laundry.....
Anywho....on to cheerier things.
First....a little bit of crow....
Check out this little cross-stitched spice bag:
Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is on an extreme giveaway kick and I recently won one of her kits to make this adorable little spice bag. (And, YEA!! I actually got it done!! It was a small port of refuge in my current storm....) Thank you so much, Nancy!! This was a quick and fun stitch since Nancy includes absolutely everything you need in the kit except the needle....I love how it turned out (and think I see more in my future.....) Nancy has designed a whole line of these spice bags, so you can "pick your poison" and stitch away....
Nancy has tons of fun patterns, supplies, kits, and needfuls in her shoppe and is one of the most generous people I know. She currently has SEVERAL other giveaways going on, including a huge Valentine's celebration (yup, you could win one of the spice bag kits or any of many other awesome gifts), a "name-that-floss" giveaway, and an opportunity to win her newest "Scatter Smiles" pattern. So if you're itching to stitch, scoot on over and tell Nancy I sent you!! (You can click on the link above - or on the links on my sidebar.....)
And what's better than a crow you've stitched yourself???
A crow stitched for you by a dear blogging buddy....
This adorable little stitched tuck was a very special surprise gift from the ever-so-sweet Pam from Our Pioneer Homestead. Can you say LOVE?!! Thank you, Pam, from the very depths of my little crow heart!! This is so perfectly me. (I think I have my crow on, don't you???) ;o)
And, lastly, but certainly not leastly....a little bit of "heart....." A gift from another sweetheart bloggy friend, and kindred crow spirit, Mona from My Old Crow Primitives:
Thank you so much, Mona!!! A very sweet heart make-do from a true sweetheart....You know I love me my hearts and this one has a special place in this crow's heart.....
As for "what's new"....Let's see, I'm midway through Term III, and it's well, it's "going" is about all I can say at this point....It's been a challenge in many respects. Trying to cram 3 credits worth of material into 8 weeks is no easy feat - for the students or for me. Term IV (Business Law II) starts immediately on the heels of Business Law I (sensing a foot theme here??), although it's looking "iffy" as to whether there will be enough students registered for the second class to be a go. However, I've also been asked to teach a class for Term V and, for that decision, I will need to do some soul searching as it is in an area of law that is not my particular expertise and the term carries over into our very short summer months.
In other news, Young Crow is still recovering from his knee surgery, but, as we suspected and feared early on, the first surgery was not successful. His knee still dislocates at whim, and he is scheduled for another surgery on February 15th. This time they're going to try a lateral reticular release. Heaven help us. (Do you know how many times I wish I were a doctor instead of a lawyer???)
I truly want to thank each of you who visit and leave such sweet comments, even when I've been less than faithful in visiting your blogs. That is a measure of kindness that brings me more warmth and sunshine than you will ever realize.