Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Back from Christmas Break

Okay, everyone, in case you couldn't tell, I decided to take a blogging break over our Christmas break. I'm back now. I waited until I got most things settled for the classes I teach to begin blogging again.

I went to the cross stitch shop today for the class on waste canvas. I'm stitching a snowman on a sweatshirt. I've learned that your stitches will not be as even as they are on evenweave cloth! It's also harder to "frog" with jersey knit. Fortunately, I only had about 10 stitches that had to be redone due to a miscount!

I went to Gulf Shores, Alabama on New Year's Day for overnight. I got to see damage inland from Katrina in Mississippi and Alabama and damage remaining on the Alabama Gulf from Ivan. It's amazing. Katrina also made the USS Alabama in Mobile a little lopsided, and they had cranes out there trying to get it upright again. I don't think I could have taken a look at the Mississippi Gulf. I have seen photos taken by folks who've gone down to help, and I cry and cry and cry. It's so sad!

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