Last week was a busy and emotional week.
My 89 year-old grandmother was very ill in hospital all week, and she died on Saturday evening. Even though it was kind of expected, it was still a bit of a shock when it happened, and my youngest - Sammy - took the news pretty badly. The funeral is on Friday afternoon, and I'm trying to sort out with Sammy's school for her to go with us, as she has a GCSE exam at the time.
My close friend moved down south at the weekend, and we had a leaving party for her on Friday night. She has had a tough time of it recently, and decided to sell up and move back to where her family are. I'm going to miss her, although she will be coming back up here for particular things, and her two sons are staying in Darwen.
Rachel came home from Uni on Saturday. My other half went down to Swansea on Friday and stayed at his uncles house in Port Talbot overnight, before loading the car with Rachel's belongings (everything but the kitchen sink!) and heading home on Saturday. It was nice to see her again, and she is home until September, as is Steven, who came home the week before.
It was my birthday on Sunday, although I didn't feel much like celebrating... I spent the day visiting my mum and dad, shopping, and stitching. I did go out on Sunday night with my mum, aunt and cousin, although that was more of a break from the events over the week. Rachel and Steven had bought me a Maia cross stitch kit (giraffe silhouette), and Sammy bought me an Eeyore cup and a new t-shirt. Tom (OH) bought me a bunch of carnations and roses.
As for stitching, I've not had much time this week, but I have been working on My Big Toe Designs' "A New Day". I couldn't concentrate enough to do any work on my Mermaid, so I stitched the easier design...I'll take some pictures later in the week and post a (more cheerful!) update.
I hope everyone has a good week, and Happy Stitching!