hello, February


Usually it’s mid-month before I get around to updating the hallway stitching so even thought I’m merely on time with it, I feel very ahead of the game.   Now, where did the rest of January go?


I have continued working on my big organization project.  Sophie helped me with the fabrics, but was not allowed to help sort the floss:


And I had so much fun on my birthday that it took me almost 3 days to recover.

No, really.



We have a new family member!  Hermione Alice is super-sweet but Hubby hates rodents and won’t welcome her into our home.  She’ll be living at Grandma’s house, which is why her last name begins with an L instead of a K… Grandpa has been calling her “Hal”, which I guess when I think about it sounds way better than “Hak” so that’s OK.  She looks like an “Alice” to me, but Daughter insisted on a more complicated name, so “Hermione Alice” it is!

You know, before two people get  married there’s all that talk about life’s goals, how many kids you want, are you a spender or a saver, and so on… but everyone forgets to talk about the important stuff like should the toilet paper unroll from the top or the bottom side, whether you prefer open windows or air conditioning, and if it’s ok to have a pet hamster.