I started this project 43 days ago today, and I am still loving it. And I haven’t missed a day of stitching/posting. Though it added a something else to do in days already bulging with tasks of love and loathe, it has strangely given a rhythm to my days, something I’ve longed for since last November when Andy retired. (Of course it also helps that I turned many of my work-in-the-family-business responsibilities over to him and it helps even more that he graciously agreed to take them on.) I am still thoroughly enjoying this project. I look forward to each day’s stitching, and sometimes – every now and then – I look forward to when they’ve all been stitched.


Which will be a while because left to right: stitched, ready to be stitched, waiting to be readied to be stitched. And those journals above the 3 stacks? Those are the journals she filled with more drawings when we went to visit her two weeks ago.

Here’s today’s drawing:

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And today’s stitching:


And here are the panels I stitched last week. (I’ll eventually get myself back on track and post them in order drawn. I’m not sure that makes a difference, but I sense it does.)



She is my developmentally disabled sister-in-law, Nancy,
and I am Jeanne, the woman who flat-out loves her.
Go here to start at the beginning and read your way current.
And there’s a pinterest board, too.