Monday, October 17, 2016

- Not quite SunMoonStars

Retrospective (11/6)

Patch #291 J's Nana


Original Post

There's a part of me that's feeling somewhat guilty/apologetic about all the grandkid posts while everyone else is stitching along with Jude. But the reality of my Remember 2016 project is that our little ones are a very large part of my life and the memories we're making.

So my stitch bag remains in the suitcase as I "ooh" and "ahh" over J's penmanship ...


destined to be today's patch ...


And I refuse to try to take selfies while reading, but this is what came to STL with us ...


A library book I remembered loving as a child ...


then re-found when I became an elementary school librarian though I had forgotten the title, but could clearly remember the story. I especially love this newer illustrated version by Marc Simont ...


 which will surely inspire a patch. And the words! You have to love an author who leads off with "a surfeit of raspberry tarts."

Then there's the family tradition of making chocolate chip cookie dough (with pasteurized eggs to avoid salmonella). Yes, we're taking a chance with raw flour, but who could resist eliciting such joy?


Not I ...

6 comments:

jude said...

children are the sun and the moon and the stars.

Marti said...

Judes' comment is just the best. We grandparents know that the fabric of our lives and our young ones lives is woven with the threads of time spent together. I may not always comment on your family photos Liz but I treasure each and every on, dear Nana...

Liz Ackert said...

Amen

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Marti ... your presence is felt even in silence

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i think that our blogs are are lives...

Liz Ackert said...

I will remember this year like no other because of this blog ...