So, I'll show you what teeny tiny progress I have gotten done in two weeks and some intentions!
Although, I did order some 40ct Newcastle Summer Khaki and the Mill Hill Glass Treasures red heart charm. I found a pattern in current Just Cross Stitching magazine.
I have everything needed to get this one going. But...
On another note - I received a package in the mail this week. DH comes in asking if I ordered anything. Nope. I look at the return address and imagine my surprise when Cat's name is on the return. Here she thought I needed a pick me up and sent me goodies!
The chocolate barely made it to the photo! If you look closely you'll see it is open - oops! The card has a beautiful sentiment that makes me smile. (Not sure I can repeat it without the greeting card companies permission.) Needles, floss (thinking Valentine pattern), and the hummingbird coaster.
As I told Cat - that hummer is perfect. Unbeknownst to any of you, I am planning to create a runner of sorts for under my father's urn. It is a double urn (made by DH) for my parents. My cousin burnt into the face plate double linked wedding bands, a hummingbird, and a pool cue and cue ball. Hold on let me get a photo.
It's lying down awaiting its next coat of finish. Anyway, I will be making a runner for under this urn. Hummers at either end and linked wedding bands to be centered under under the ones shown here.
I think the pattern she sent me for the coaster will be PERFECT for this! I will be making it for Christmas. I know that sounds weird. Let me explain. I was to have Dad in the Christmas exchange this year. And now I don't. So, I will make the runner and 'give' it to him then.
Changing subjects completely (but not). Emily had a give away that ended on Jan 23rd. I had a couple of blogging buddies email to let me know I had won. I saw I won and hurried to my email to let Emily know I would be sending her my address. About 5 minutes later Mom called to say Dad was down and she needed help. And well, we all know what happened. I posted late that night to let you know I would be gone for awhile. And that is where this story makes me cry again. Emily emailed me to let me know what wonderful friends I have. It seems some of you emailed Em to give her my address and let her know what happened to Dad. You didn't want me to miss something good that would brighten my day. So, thank you to my friends -- my wonderful beautiful stitching sisters around the world for thinking of me and trying to help.
And that brings me to this...
Gracie, I will be emailing you today for your snail mail address.
But, wait ladies! Don't give up hope of winning just yet ~~~ there's more. Inspired by Emily's kindness of a 2nd secret give away I have done the same. See, yesterday I went to the local Hallmark store to get thank you notes and such. I got a free teddy bear. Who to give it to??? Well, I can always pick up another $25 gift card and give that with the bear to another lucky follower.
Can you read that?? It's Nataly K @ Nataly's Needle. So Nataly, I will be emailing you too!
Thank you everyone who entered. And also for following me in this crazy blogging world we have.
I keep saying today I am going to stitch. I figure at some point it will be true. I am going to Zanesville today with Mom. And it is my sister's 27th birthday...really, 27? Eeww, she's getting old. And she's almost 16 years younger than me...don't even say it...don't even think it! I can hear you --- I AM NOT OLD!!!! Shush......Stop laughing..... geez, rough crowd!
Well, here's to you today -- have a great day, keep stitching, enjoy the football game and commercials, and tell someone you love them!