This is Winji, our faithful furry friend. If you follow any of my other social media platforms, you know that we said goodbye to her a few days ago after 16 years of unconditional love, snuggles, adventures, and silliness. It’s difficult to get used to how quiet our house is now, and I miss how she kissed my ear when I returned home, how she kissed the back of our hands when we fed her, and mostly how she loved cuddling in the recliner. How could a 12-pound pompaoo contain so much love?
My daughter and I plan to make a scrapbook with many photos and written memories of Winji’s antics. In the meantime, I painted this picture for my daughter in an effort to capture Winji’s joy that spilled over into our hearts, which are now broken, but which I know will heal with time. Some folks do not understand how pet owners grieve after the loss of a beloved companion, but I’m grateful for those who do and have expressed their condolences.
As alluded to in the last post, recently we were on another girls’ crafty weekend at a new-to-us B&B called the Girls Night Inn. The Inn is a spacious Victorian home that was recently saved from demolition and revamped into a B&B geared toward ladies’ scrapbook/getaway weekends. I can’t believe that a home as grand as this was so close to demolition but am thankful that it was saved. Many of the Victorian touches are still in place and can be seen in the rich woodwork throughout the house. http://www.girlsnightinn.net/
Girls Night Inn, Exterior
There is nothing like a weekend of crafting, laughter, and music with close friends to renew the soul, not to mention having someone else do all the cooking and dishes. Oh, and there might have been a wine tasting too. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Barb hard at work
Traci with Intricate Recipe Box
Terri with Christmas Card
Ronda & Teresa – Definitely NOT Newbies
Creeping on Crafters
Kim Working on Quilting Scrapbook
I don’t know how I missed getting a picture of Lisa and her 12-Days-of-Christmas cross-stitched project, but I think she was out and about taking pictures when I was making my rounds. Pashaw.
Group in dining room
Thank you to Ronda and Teresa who helped me assemble some children’s valentines for OWH! Can’t wait to find time to spend another crafty weekend with all of you!
Me Holding Kiddie Valentines