Here is a photo Tom took last month when he met Stephen and Michelle in Wapakoneta (halfway between Cincinnati and Fort Wayne) so that he could give them the bookcase for the baby's room. Since I couldn't go because of my back, I asked Tom to take this photo of Michelle and Stephen. Doesn't Michelle look incredible for someone who is due to have her first child in a few weeks? The baby is due in 6 days--September 20th. Michelle's doctor won't let her go any longer than the 27th, so soon we'll be welcoming a new grandson to our family. Of course, I'm VERY disappointed that it will be a while before we can make the drive over to Fort Wayne. Thank goodness we both have Skype.
As my mobility becomes more and more limited, I am spending the 4th straight day in bed. Tom has suggested that I not even do stairs today. You should see the bed full of magazines, books, etc. He has also moved my flowers and cards upstairs; it's so nice to be able to see them from my bed. Today I also got a lovely phone call from a friend in Texas who recently had back surgery. Until today I had no idea she had the same surgery six weeks ago. It was very reassuring to talk with her.
I was very sorry to have to postpone my next class; we'll probably be rescheduling it in a few months. As to the new designs, they are within a few hours of being able to be printed and packaged. However, I don't think I'll do that until after my surgery since I don't think I can package them while lying down. We'll try to post photos of the other two new designs soon.
I've got lots of needlework photos to post. Thank you to all who have sent me things. I'm sorry that it has taken so long to get them posted. I hope to get them up in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience.
Also thank you for all your warm and caring thoughts. They have certainly been lifting my spirits.