Yay! We have a finished Spindle Bag!! Yippee!! It's really cool to know that I turned several clouds of colored fluff into a functional object. Very very cool. Emeline, however, was not interested in modeling the bag. The siren call of Sesame Street is too great.
And Lila Pearl had an agenda of her own.
So here's the spindle bag. I'm so happy with it. The finished dimensions are 8" wide by 10.5" high. The I-cord straps are strung through holes and can draw the top closed but I'll probably leave it partially open most of the time. The straps are long enough that I can put it over my shoulder if my hands are busy with... you know - other stuff like babies or something.
Soon after taking these photos - and after Sesame Street finished - a van pulled up to our house. I wondered who it was and thought maybe it was someone visiting the neighbor. But no.... a man got out and came to my door with flowers! What a nice surprise!
Emeline said, regarding a yellow rose, "Nummy num num num!" I said, "Num?" She said, "Eggs!" heheh I guess she thinks it looks like the eggs she had for breakfast??
Emeline and I enjoyed looking at and smelling the beautiful flowers that were sent by my dear and thoughtful friend Kelly. Isn't that the sweetest thing? I have made so many nice friends through this blogging experience. The encouragement and support through the past several months of legal mess has been .... well, there just aren't words. I just know that I get a lot of my hope and strength to keep on from your comments and emails and kind gestures. And having my spirit and attitude in the right place is what supplies a lot of the hope and strength to the children and Jeff. Thank you all so much.
I'm focusing so much on what I/we have to do in the next few days so I know I probably won't be reading or commenting on blogs or possibly even returning emails until some time next weekend. Unless we get word from our attorney tomorrow that there has been a cancellation or delay of some kind, we're leaving tomorrow evening to drive to Texas. The hearing is Wednesday at 1:30pm Central Time and will probably keep us until past 5pm. I will hopefully do a very brief post on Wednesday or Thursday so y'all won't sit around on pins and needles until next weekend wondering what happened. I'll do my best to let you know. And I will probably have a post tomorrow.
Have a great week! :)