and I feel no urge to cry whatsoever – LOL. Fifty seems like a great number to me, and I would be delighted to add another few decades to that total! After having stared at the alternative 5 years ago when I spent my 45 birthday recovering from a lumpectomy, and facing the prospect of months of chemo and more surgery, I have appreciated each birthday as it has rolled around. Bring ’em on!!
We spent Easter break at my mom’s house, enjoying the change in scenery and doing things with family. My mom commented that my hands are never still – I am always doing, doing, doing something. And you know, she is right. I am never truly comfortable sitting and doing nothing. So without further chatter, here are some of the things that I have been working on in the last little bit.
I sent this Halloween sewing set to Lody for her birthday exchange present:
This is Giulia Punti Antichi’s Halloween sewing set stitched on 25 ct light cognac evenweave. The cat scissors fob is a Blackbird Design stitched over one, and the spider on the back of the purse is a Tanya Meehan freebie. I had fun sewing on the black bead balls along the top of the purse and the bottom of the scissors case, and I used one bead ball as a button closure for the needlecase! Lody’s birthday was actually in January, and who ever heard of sending Halloween for a new years baby?? LOL – Lody has much better pics here: http://lodyscreations.blogspot.com/
I love how Lavon’s Ackworth Quaker Friendship book turned out:
The soy luster floss in teal is so vibrant! I have now totally finished 3 of these books, and find that the pages are always slightly different in size. This may well be due to the different tension at which we stitch. Lavon mentioned that she thought that the size variation added to the charm of the piece, and I must say I agree with her!
I also had the chance to put together a tote for one of the Yahoo groups I belong to. Several ladies stitched hearts – and for each heart they received an entry into a draw for the bag. Congrats to Lisa – I hope she uses and enjoys her Heart of SNS2 tote for a long time! As you can see, this tote will handle a BAP on qsnaps easily, and I added pockets inside for charts, highlighters, scissors and needles.
As my brother said when he called this morning, ‘it’s all good!’