Monday, February 7, 2011

Happiness is

the return of the prodigal son. We had a slightly nervous wait at the airport. The plane was delayed for over an hour due to thunderstorms right over the airport, at the tail end of cyclone Yasi. I can't tell you what a great feeling it was when Louis finally ran through the customs door. Here he is with his new love

He is even making some reasonable sounds with it - can play some Beatles (Ravi Shankar period) songs. We have had a fabulous weekend listening to stories of his adventures and impressions of life in a country very different to his own. He had a fabulous time but is also very happy to be home. He can't stop smiling. Really excited about his new course. What a fabulous time of life with the world opening up before him.

Managed to get some sewing in - here is panel two of Sallie Ann finished.

The next panel is exactly the same - so I don't know what I'm going to show you while I finish it. Will have to raid my UFO stash!

Also the post arrived with the first installment of the new Sue Spargo BOM.

It's very beautiful. I have been wanting to try something of hers for awhile now, bot I'm not really an embellisher, so this will be a challenge. Haven't started yet because I forgot to order the wool thread.

That's it - Phebe's dogtooth borders are calling me.

Have a great week - I know I'm going to.



Liz said...

Ohhh, I'm wishing that I'd ordered her new BoM...sigh! Should finish the other one shouldn't I? Our 14yr old grandson flies out tonight for Thailand, he's going with the school for 8 weeks. They have a campus at Chang Mai and I know it's an amazing opportunity..but I'm going to miss the boy terribly, so I can't wait to be in your shoes, waiting at the airport....

Cardygirl said...

So glad to see Louis is home safely...I was hoping you were having a fun weekend with him! Lovely to hear of his his special purchase!

Margaret said...

How cool is that that Louis is learning the sitar! So cool! Love your Sallie Ann of course. I almost signed up for the Sue Spargo BOM. I'll enjoy seeing your progress with it!

Anonymous said...

Impressive looking instrument! I greatly admire anyone who is remotely musical. (Pleased your lovely boy is home safely too) Gee, your Sallie Anne panel is gorgeous - your work is perfection!

Miriam said...

Great to hear Louis is safely home and ready for the new adventures ahead.

Looove Sallie Ann!!!

Have fun with Sue Spargo.

Teresa Rawson said...

Is that a Sitar?? Cool! Nice progress on your block and project!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Lori said...

Ah how fun to recieve one back in the fold!
Yuor Sallie Ann is coming right along beautifully.
I look forward to seeing your BOM.

antique quilter said...

so glad he is home safe and sound.
what an instrument! he is going to have fun with that.
bet your breathing easier and sleeping better the past few nights !

Beginning Quilting said...

Great to hear that your son's back and he's all well. I bet you really had a fantastic weekend because you didn't only get to listen to your son's travel stories but you were also able to sew. I really adore your Sallie Anne panel. It's just gorgeous. Have a great week! :)

ranette said...

Now how in the world did I miss this post????

Your son looks happy, happy and isn't it nice when are chicks are back in the nest, at least for a little while.

Sallie Ann is looking gorgeous and I'm just a little bit jealous of your
Sue Spargo kit. I can't wait until you start, so hurry please!

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