Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sister's Visit and June's Apron Winner

Five years ago, Kelly, Ari and I did a road trip from Kentucky to Virginia to visit my sister and my oldest daughter, Erin flew down to meet us! It was a great Sister's Weekend that we've come to cherish.

This past weekend, I drove down to visit my sister's home in the Shenandoah Valley; we had not seen each other since May 2010 when Kelly passed away.  Although it was a little sad making this trip by myself, it soon became a much needed reunion for both of us.  Lots of reminiscing, laughter, and starting a knitting project that we both wanted to do together.
This beautiful shawl appeared in the February issue of Piecework (we both subscribe to it!) and we decided to knit it together.  I put together the yarn, Signature needles and made a tote bag for my sister as part of an early birthday present.
The fabric is from the Downton Abby collection 
It was so good to get away, but moreover, spend time with my sister whom I love dearly.

Now, for the winner of June's Give-Away apron...Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary!
Mary, please email me your address and I will send your apron to you asap:-D

July's apron is cut out and hopefully will be up on the blog shortly.  I've been remiss in keeping up posts, but with less than 4 weeks away from our last big move, I'm looking forward to getting back into my normal routine.

Happy 4th of July to everyone...and stay dry and safe!

16 comments:

  1. Sister time is like no other! Glad that you were able to go and do and be. We do want to see the finished projects. Congrats to your apron winner! (Don't worry about staying on top of it all during this busy move time...how exciting!)

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  2. Great sister photos, Susan. I hope you received my e-mail from July 1st. I did receive your package....I cried !! Is "Arthur" bringing you any wind and rain? Be safe.

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    1. I did get your note Meggie and will write shortly. We will be spared from Arthur (thank goodness!) but the coast is going to get pounded:-(

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  3. Lovely photos, Susan. Sisters are very special and you do need to put time aside to catch up. Lucky person to win July's apron. I just love mine. :)

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    1. I had hoped you'd love the "Kitty Apron." When I saw the fabric I knew I had to make it for you, XOXO

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  4. You are so very lucky to have a sister. I am a only child and I always wanted sisters and brothers, but that didn't happen. I am so glad that you had a wonderful visit with your sister and that you are working on a project together. Lovely photo's and you both look so happy.
    I am so excited that I am the June winner. I will email you my address. Thank you so much and will think of you when I wear it.
    Have a wonderful 4th.
    Mary

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    1. Yes, I'm very lucky to have a sister so loving and caring. She's been my "rock" since I lost Kelly.

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  5. I couldn't find your email address - here is my home address
    2112 West Gage Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833. thanks again and I am so looking forward to my pretty new apron.
    Mary

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    1. Congratulations Mary, I will have the apron in the mail to you to enjoy! XOXO

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  6. I just love the bag you made your sister. The Downton Abbey fabric is lovely. So happy you were able to have time with your sister. Sister bonds are very special. Happy Independence Day! ♥

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  7. Your visit, sweet Sister, was incredible!! I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful things you did. The Downton Abbey tote is gorgeous and the yarn and Signature knitting needles are exquisite. I think we made really good progress knitting the shawl and it was so much fun knitting together. Love and hugs, Barb

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  8. It is always nice to visit with family. that tote is beautiful!!!! I'm sure your sister will love it. I haven't knitted in years maybe I should pull out my yarns and make a scarf or two....that's all I know how to knit.
    hugs from your friend in CT, stamping sue

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  9. I am so glad that you had a great time with your sister. That tote bag is very beautiful, you are really talented, Susan.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Angie

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  10. Sister time is so special! My girls just had a few days together and enjoyed it so much. I can't believe it's almost time for you to move...FINAL move! Hang in there and keep blogging when you can!
    hugs, Linda

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  11. ((hug)) love everything about this susan. it must have been so difficult for you, i can't imagine. love your gift and your meeting and your knitting and the photos of you and kelly and your sis. what i feel most about this post is how much love it holds.

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  12. What fine, knitting a project together! I love the tote bag.

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