My 90 year-old aunt, a faithful Christian, passed away. To attend her funeral and spend time with cousins and extended family I haven't seen in at least five years, I cancelled the second Stitchin' Mission lesson. It was a difficult decision because it's the first time in leading 21 Stitchin' Mission series that I've missed. But everyone has been completely understanding, and the host church was able to add another week to the end of the class schedule, so everyone will get their full five beginner quiltmaking lessons... albeit with a long gap between the first and second lessons.
And in other, extremely happy news...
I am returning to Sydney, Australia!
Leaving Des Moines Wednesday, April 14, I'll arrive in Sydney on Friday, April 16. Yes, it is most certainly a long trip! I will be in transit for more than 23 hours, but it will be worth it to be with...
Celina, age 11
and Tay, 5-1/2 monthsand our daughter and son-in-law, the same family I stayed with during my Oct/Nov visit last year. This time I'll stay three weeks, returning home May 7.
I can't wait to go! I simply adore Australia! I can't wait to see my family in person, instead of on a Skype screen. Poor baby doesn't know that Nana is actually a three-dimensional person!
I can't wait to see my Aus friends! I can't wait to share more of Sydney with my blog friends.
I am undoubtedly blessed as this will be my fourth trip to Australia.