I didn't accomplish much at stitch night. I was working on a new La D Da, but spent most of the evening trying to find a counting mistake. Plus, show and tell was excellent Friday night, with our friend Nancy celebrating a new granddaughter AND finishing a beautiful religious design in her own color choices.
|Nancy's project - I don't know the name, but I'm pretty sure it's a free design|
Two of the girls had just returned from Celebrations in Nashua, where they took lots of classes and shopped and traded and had a fabulous time. No wonder I couldn't count, let alone find a mistake, with fascinating talk like that bouncing around the room!
I spent Saturday cleaning. Yuck. But until I win the lottery and move into that self-cleaning house that I plan to invent, it's a necessary evil. And evil it was, since I had been away so much in April that somehow a year's worth of dust and clutter accumulated in only 30 days. I was also still unpacking. Why is it that when I go away, it takes me forever to unpack my stuff and get it all back to its proper place? In my mad cleaning, I found a suitcase with odds and ends still in it...from our trip to Sanibel, Florida. Last January. So that's where that stuff was...
But it was also our 28th wedding anniversary and that meant a nice meal out. Good ol' Dave. He's a keeper.
And then came Sunday, Mothers Day here in the US. Both kids are still working their way through college final exams, so they couldn't come home and properly adore me, but they made me happy with phone calls and a beautiful blog post that made me cry. I'm a very happy and proud mom, and sometimes I marvel at the luck that brought me such wonderful children.
But you're here for the stitching, right? And my Mothers Day goal was to finish my project from the Hearts Desire Stitch Camp. And yes I did!
|Front of fob|
|Pincushion - That's the Nun stitch around the edges and it's affixed to WDW felt|
|Both pieces together, showing back of fob|
I have an exciting week ahead, with John graduating from Allegheny College and all of the fun surrounding that. I was cleaning his room Saturday (really just making it non-health-threatening because my mother and sister will be sleeping in there), and I was dusting his Matchbox car collection and the whole college graduation thing really hit me. It's like Gretchen Rubin says..."The days are long, but the years are short." I'm sure I'll have lots of those thoughts as this week goes by...