We were tickled pink that Garrett, nearly 9 months old, spent the weekend here. He and his parents arrived late Thursday evening and just left--boo hoo.
This was Reunion Weekend at Miami University, Stephen's and Michelle's alma mater. Late Friday afternoon, Stephen attended a wind ensemble rehearsal in Oxford, so Tom and I took Michelle and Garrett to a nearby park. Garrett has just begun to enjoy swinging. He was "eyeing" the nearby squirting water fountains, so perhaps he'll be old enough for that later this summer.
We think Garrett is very close to walking on his own. Watch out world!
On Saturday, Stephen, Michelle, and Garrett went to Miami U for Stephen's concert, and I taught a class (Long May She Wave) in Cincinnati. This class had originally been scheduled for last fall, but I had to cancel it because of my back problems.
All of the ladies are members of the Queen City Sampler Guild, although this wasn't a guild class but rather one organized by four of the ladies. Everyone was either from Northern Kentucky or Cincinnati except for Judy who drove up from Tennessee and Deborah who drove down from Columbus.
Near the end of the day, I asked everyone if I could take their photos for my blog, and they all graciously obliged. When I got home I felt stupid that I negelcted to take any photos of their work. Most of them made tremendous progress on their needlecases.
Here are Lynn, Mary Beth, and Sue. It is a small world--Lynn used to work with Tom at P & G. Perhaps you remember seeing Sue before. Last week I showed her photo at a guild stitch-in, and before that I showed her photo with her completed A Needleworker's Sampler Huswif, which I taught a few years ago for the Queen City Sampler Guild.
Here are Adele, Patti, Lisa, Christie, and Marsha, all hard at work and still smiling.
Next are Deborah, Pam, and Rita. Deborah drove from Columbus and was the only person I didn't know before the class. However, she knew most of the ladies through other stitching events.
And here are Judy and Christy. Judy is the lady who drove from Tennessee. She was in one of my very first classes.
And isn't this the perfect photo of our son on his first Father's Day? We just don't know who the #1, 2, and 3 fathers are.