Well to backtrack a bit, my husband has now been gone for 2 months for his career in the U.S. Coast Guard. I've been counting down the weeks and days until his return home. Today I woke up and realized that I only have to be patient 9 more days. How thrilled I was to discover that the countdown was now in single digit numbers.
So, I figured I'd make a banner to welcome him home. I wanted to make a cloth banner like Lelly's but searched at a few different stores and could not find the colors that I was looking for. Finally I settled on making a paper banner. (Perhaps that's me wishfully thinking that I won't have to reuse a WELCOME HOME banner so much that it needs to be made of cloth.)
So I sat down on the ground and pulled out all the materials. ( I used the ground this time around because I just recently bought Season One of Boston Legal and wanted to watch DENNY CRANE as I created this masterpiece for my husband. hahaha!)
Atlanta decided to oversee the project. (Her eyes don't like the flash on my camera.)
I'll post the final product once he's home and we can pose in front of it together.
Today while my friend Kendra and I were out craft hunting we both started getting kind of sentimental and emotional. I think we're both a bit nervous about what is to come in the upcoming months. It's about time for Joe and me to get orders to our next location and as excited as I am for the next step, I'm extremely sad about saying goodbye to friends that have become family to us. It's scary to think WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? She and her husband have been the best friends that we have ever had. Many couples wish to find another couple to hang out with and we've been blessed to have them in our lives. I don't believe we'll ever find anyone else like them. I know that these first couple of years in the CG have been so much easier on us because of friends like them. (Here I am getting all emotional again.....)
Let me dry my misty eyes.....
Anyways, I also now must begin a project that my niece Haley so kindly reminded me of: a handmade blanket for her. Last year I made her and her sister, Madison, scarves for winter and she begged me for a blanket then. I told her,"Okay, remind me next year." So she has reminded me. I'm pulling out my crochet needles as we speak and getting ready to begin a blanket handcrafted with love.