Charles has just spent a month at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as part of his PhD. It was great for his research, and he met some really good collegues and made new friends.
We made do with Skype/Google video chat and emails while he was gone, and it was a great help for the kids to be able to "see" him every day.
Anyway....it is wonderful to have him back home, and he brought some amazing presents. He bought me "Julie & Julia" I have started reading it, and I like it so far!
Also....he bought me fabric....
He got to go JoAnns...I'm quite jealous!
I got this -I have had my eye on it since forever- to use as backing for a future Christmas quilt
and these great dinosaur prints to put into a pieced backing for A's I SPY
and some Strawberry Shortcake and princesses for V
and books for me, the softies in this one are so fun
and this is a beautiful book, the pictures are so pretty I can just look at them over and over again
He got me some great presents, don't you think?
The kids also got presents, and they were so happy :) Most of all, happy he is home!
I have been sick for almost a week now :/ so there is not much sewing going on around here. Or anything else for that matter. I pieced the backing for my 8two8 quilt before I got sick, so I am hoping to baste that as soon as I feel better.....hopefully that'll be before my next post?!
This once a week blogging plan seems to be a good one. I'll stick with it :) I have missed you all so much and it has been so great catching up with how everyone is doing!