I was assigned the year 2003. Here's what was happening in Jo's life:
"Jo was 37. Having decided not to return to work Jo had settled into life as a SAHM. A chance invitation from an old friend led to joining a Baby & Toddler Group where Jo made a good group of friends. Within a few months she had been asked to join the committee and help run the group. Jo is still running the group now, even though she does not have a toddler!
She joined a Preschool Music Group too and volunteered to edit their newsletter. This sparked an interest in journalistic writing and encouraged her to start her blog several years later.
Stitching was sporadic but Jo did complete her son's birth sampler and a design for a friend's baby too."
It's funny that I was assigned this year and these life events. My baby boy is going to be 9 months old this week, and I've finally enrolled him in a baby group - swim class! The first class is tomorrow morning, funnily enough. They're starting now because, while the rest of the Northern hemisphere is enjoying the beginning of autumn, our weather has just now calmed down enough for babies to be out in the sun. It was literally too hot all summer for swimming classes!
Now's the part where I post pictures of stitching I've done that I think would appeal to Jo. We all know her favorite stitching is Halloween themed, so I've had a look around and here's what I've got:
Lizzie Kate's Hoot biscornu
Bonus Hoot scissor fob
Never More, by Hands On Design and Just Another Button Company, which I turned into a biscornu
A Halloween biscornu I made for an exchange a couple of years ago (I might have a biscornu addiction, you guys...)
Not a biscornu! A Halloween hanging I made for another exchange years ago.
A super happy birthday to Jo, and here's hoping that our baby group experience is as positive as hers!
Lots of love,