April 17, 2011

Bats in the Belfry

Happy Sunday, all! I crossed from spring into winter somewhere during Friday's grueling 11-hour drive here. Meet my mom, who will be 80 this year. We should all be in her physical condition at that age--I watched her literally run across a parking lot. May those be my dominant genes...


I was recruited to help with a spiff-up of my parents' church. Note the pipe organ on the right (the real kind with air--not digital). There were white streaks on the pipes. What is that, I asked innocently--some sort of oxidation? The cleaning crew leader laughed and explained that the church apparently has some resident bats, and they poo as they fly.


I loaded about six stitching projects into my car and have worked on two of them. Here's the Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat (Carriage House):


And Liz Easdon (The Essamplaire):


I'm homesick and am missing my routine, my stuff, and my peeps including these guys (and Peaches too, of course). BF reports that the bunnies are having quite the party without me.


Happy week ahead!

25 comments:

Nancy said...

Your mom does not look 80. She looks in great shape. Good progress on your projects. Hope you have an enjoyable visit with your folks!

Margaret said...

Hope you're enjoying your visit despite being homesick. Good for your mom, being in such great shape. I absolutely love Elizabeth Easdon! I really have to get to stitching her! The CHS piece is lovely too.

Cari said...

Cheers to you and your Mom...she is adorable! You are so kind to help out with the church...and the bat poo...yuck!! Be very careful!

Your stitching is lovely. I so enjoy your updates even though they often cause me to drool on my keyboard. Hugs to you and the bunnies!!

Karen said...

I understand your homesick feelings. I love visiting my folks in Kentucky, but when I'm there I miss my cats and my "place".

Your samplers are lovely. I especially like the colors in Gingham Dog. I have the chart and a piece of 40-count fabric, just have to decide on the fibers (NPI vs DMC vs HDF...::sigh::)

Catherine said...

I think most of us are hoping for genes like your mom! I always enjoying visiting plces, but am always happy to return home. Enjoy your visit!

The Scarlett House said...

Enjoy your visit...you are a VERY good daughter for going, you know! Your Mom looks wonderful, btw.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Our bunns got in kind of late last nite. I think they may have been with Elvis and Co. partying.

bunnygirl said...

When the biped is away, the bunnies will play...

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Beautiful church, beautiful stitching and adorable bunnies! Huggles to you and your mom!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great that your Mum is going so well for 80!

Is Elvis getting fluffier?

Mouse said...

good grief ... I wish I could be like your mum now ..lol oooo a proper piped organ .... love them and bats ain't they supposed to be in the belfry heheh ... love the stitching updates as well .. bunnies partying with out you never ..lol love mouse xxxx

Alice said...

As long as the bats don't show up for services... it's all okay. Your stitching looks wonderful, as does your mom.

Nancy said...

I always love to see what you're stitching - your projects are always so beautiful!

Your Mom looks wonderful, and what a pretty stained glass window you have shared. Cute pictures of the bunnies as always!

Giovanna said...

Wow on your mum! And on your stitching too - lovely WIPs!

Katrina said...

What a sweet picture of your mom!!! Hope you are having a nice visit and great projects too :-).

The Sampler Girl said...

Great picture - beautiful church too. Pretty stitching. Safe journeys back.

Tanya

Siobhan said...

I hope you're having a good time, even though I know it's hard to be away from home. I always love going but hate being away, if that makes any sense! Liz and the CHS piece look GREAT!

Enjoy your trip!

Nicole said...

That was so sweet of you to help your parents out with their church. Your wips are both gorgeous!!

woolwoman said...

Love Elizabeth Easdon - she is on my wish list. Your mom is so cute! enjoy your visit - melody

FrecklesandDeb said...

Ahhh, I bet they miss you too!

I wanted to share that I just posted our Final Adventure on Freckles and Deb. Hope you'll stop by and leave a comment.
Deb

Natalia said...

Glenna, your mom is in great shape !!! I love your WIPs. I hope you are enjoying your visit.

Dona said...

Enjoy your time with your parents. How great that your mom looks and feels so good at 80. I'm sure she appreciates your help, too.

Both of your projects are very pretty!

Jeanne said...

My mom just turned 80 last month. What a lovely church and kudos to you for helping out.Your projects look great! You'll be home before you know it.

Michelle said...

Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you. Enjoy your visit! Both Liz and Calico/Gingham are looking fantastic.

♥marylin♥ said...

Happy Easter,

marylin