Monday, December 20, 2010


Hi everybody,

Sorry to be away so long.  When my Mother got sick in October, I had no idea that I would not touch a Halloweenie for over two months.  After a couple of hospital stays, Mom is settling into a very nice Assisted Living facility.  She is getting stronger every day.  I have spent many wonderful hours with her.  And when not with her, I have been working at Amy's or working with my twin brother taking care of Mom's affairs.  We have spent many hours cleaning out her home so that we can put it on the market.  I had no idea how many cards and letters, from all five of her children, Mom saved. There are boxes and boxes of pictures of the five of us and the 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren she has.  It was so hard to decide what items she would take to the small room she now lives in.  But she is well taken care of there.  And that gives us peace of mind.  So as the year winds down I am looking forward to returning to stitching and Needlepoint Study Hall.  Robin has been logging some wonderful posts, and I hope she will continue letting us know what is going on in her world.  I expect to hear all about her classroom experiences at market.

So let's get ready for Sarcoph A. Gus in 2011.  Here is a peek!


  1. Peggy - Welcome back to Study Hall! We have missed you! I know it has been a difficult time for your family but I'm pleased to hear that your mother is making progress. With your mother being in an assisted living facility, I hope that gives you some peace of mind that she is being well cared for.

    I'm looking forward to meeting Sarcoph A Gus in the next week or so. I've missed my Halloweenie characters and can't wait to get started again.

    Merry Christmas to you and everyone at Amy's and all of our fellow Halloweenie stitchers!

  2. Many hugs, Peggy. I'm going through the same thing and it is not easy but it is so worth it to give one's parent a safe environment hopefully for many years to come.

  3. Glad your Mom is better and that your back. I am sure its been a stressful busy time for you. I've been living with my 93 yr old Mother the last year and going thru things at her home. Lots of memories for sure

    As always will be glad when the next Halloweenie gets here. Amy has outdone herself once again.

    Merry Christmas to you Peggy and everyone at the shop Take care

    Sue VanderNoor

  4. Hi Peggy,

    It is wonderful to hear from you. You have been missed! Happy Holidays to you and your family and hopes for a great New Year.

    Caron Mayo

  5. Dear Peggy,
    Welcome back. I do hope your Mother does well where she is tucked safe and sound to allow you to rest a little. Janice


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