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Hi! I hope you're having a good Tuesday. Can you believe that spring officially begins in just one more week? It doesn't feel much like spring here yet, since we had a bit of snow this morning. The temps are warmer here lately, but still not spring-like to me. We've lived in Canada for 7 years now, and I still expect March to be warm, due to my southern upbringing. It hasn't happened yet! I do miss that early warmth, but spring does eventually get here and all is well.
Our children are on Spring Break from college this week:
Sam is leading a tour group in the midwest this week. He posted on Facebook yesterday that he had just preached and people were being saved at that very moment. Upon thinking about it, I don't know why he was updating his FB page at that very moment, but anyway, people were getting saved, and that made me happy. He probably just sent a quick text through his iPad, which he uses to preach from.
Andrew has today completely off from work and school. He is a happy young man! I'm glad he has today completely off. He works hard, and I want him to enjoy this day to its fullest. He'll be working the rest of the week. That makes him happy too, because it gives him more money.
Beth is working 8 hours a day this week, except for Thursday, when she, Megan, and Lauren are taking a day trip to Santa Monica (I think - it's one of those Santa places in CA), with our permission, of course. She's always happy to be earning extra money, so working during Spring Break is fine with her.
My guitar lessons are cancelled for the 2 weeks of Spring Break here. I'm really happy about that, because my teacher gave me lots of new chords to learn, and honestly, I am struggling with them. I'm very happy to have an extra 2 weeks to practice them! My teacher says I'm doing fine and making progress, but I don't feel like I am. It's been 35 years since I was a beginner on an instrument, and it seems like it's going to take another 35 years for me to learn this one!
Did I tell you that Wes is taking banjo lessons?! He is!
Friday Night Sew-In is this Friday, the 16th, hosted by Handmade by Heidi. I get to play again this month! I was afraid it would be the 23rd, when our teens are having a campout. Wes and I are going to join them that evening for Wes to preach.
For the FNSI, I plan to work on something Christmasy. I have some Christmas scraps that I got at a local quilt shop sale that I want to make into a quilt following the Canton Village Quilt Works Block of the Month (which is already in month six!). I'm considering making 2 quilts at the same time, but not sure yet.
Or I may make some pillowcases as Christmas gifts. I'm considering making them to give to our bus kids. Is that a good idea? Would kids like pillow cases? I'll need to make about 60 by December. I'll decide which project I'll work on between now and Friday and let you know.
Come and join me in sewing! Just sign up at Handmade By Heidi and be entered to win some prizes over the weekend. Last month, a few of you let me know you were sewing that day too, and it was fun knowing that we were sewing "together," even if we're thousands of miles and a time zone or two apart!