Thursday, April 16, 2015

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow, Lioness Canvas, Thimble Exchange Reminder

Yesterday was a very emotional day for me. I drove my dear, sweet grandson and my daughter to O'Hare International Airport. They flew off into the wild blue yonder to Singapore. Sarah's husband, Efrem, has a business there. He has been there for about a week preparing for the arrival of Sarah and Ronin. I must say, I held it together pretty well on the drive up, at the airport and the drive home. Home is where I fell apart.

Ronin was so bright and alert at O'Hare - he wore himself out:
They will arrive in Singapore in another few hours. I've been so spoiled with them here for these past weeks. I miss his smile, his happy shrieks, his funny noises, the way he held onto my fingers. I can hardly wait for our first FaceTime session!

I found this canvas on Ebay. It was 98% finished and came with the silks to complete it, which I did. The stitches were a bit unconventional - I assume whoever started the lioness wanted to create texture and I tried to honor this as I completed the project. It needs to be blocked - I really like the eyes - they really grabbed me.

OH! I made this bag to hold the vintage wooden blocks I found for Ronin. He LOVES bright colors - when I showed it to him he immediately gave the bag his seal of approval by putting some of it in his mouth.


Don't forget - I'm hosting a Decorative Thimble Exchange and it's open world wide. Please see my previous post with the details or email me with any questions.

Here's one more picture of my handsome boy -

14 comments:

  1. Aww, I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to them! That's always so difficult. Hopefully you'll see each other soon, though! :D

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  2. Such a sweet boy , it is hard to say goodbye .Sending you hugs .
    Love the bright red bag you made for him .

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  3. What a precious little boy! I love that last picture of him!

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  4. Oh Kim, I am sorry. I know your heart is hurting. Face Time will be better than no time.
    The lioness is great!

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  5. Oh he's gorgeous! What a lovely photo of him fast asleep. Hopefully you will see him and your daughter again very soon.

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  6. It's sure difficult to be apart from your family!Hopefully you will meet again soon!AriadnefromGreece!

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  7. Oh Kim I so feel for you...hopefully you will be able to see each other again soon?

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  8. awwww he is adorable and I can see why you didn't want them to go ... love the wee bag you made him :) love mouse xxxx

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  9. ¡Que niño tan guapo! What a handsome boy!!
    Hugs

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  10. Your grandson is so cute!!:) I can understand how you have got used to having them around. Thanks to technology, you can still see him grow everyday , no matter in which part of the world he is:)

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  11. Your Handsome Boy is just that! Love the idea for the blocks bag...can't wait for the thimble exchange.

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  12. Oh dear, I feel for you! My mum was exactly the same each time she had to say goodbye to my son (they live in France & I'm in the UK).. It's heartbreaking but still is a wonderful feeling each time they see each other again :)

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  13. Precious baby boy!!! So, so sweet! Your bag for the blocks is so cute! And I do love your lion canvas!!

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  14. So hard to say Goodbye after such precious time together Kim... what a little darling he is!
    Great bag for his blocks, it'll get a lot of use when he visits

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