I am so tickled because I finally got some of my framing done. I figured it was about time because I've had those Adam and Eve pieces sitting around and I won't have an A&E wall if I don't get them framed. So I took in the two oldest finishes (all pictures are clickable):
The Evil Serpent Sampler
The Goode Huswife
32 count Vintage Country Mocha
This was such a fun one because it was so different from A&E's that you usually see. And then my favorite - or just about:
40 count Vintage Meadowrue
I'm just tickled with how these came out. I know that a lot of people complain about Joanne's/Michaels, but I have a couple wonderful framers at my two stores (they're both men, do you think that helps?).
As far as stitchy/quilty time, I haven't had a lot of that once again. Weeks and weekends are busy. DD had dance recitals all last weekend and more this weekend, but then we're done. But I thought I'd post a picture of her tap costume:
The picture of her in her ballet costume looks better, but for some reason it won't upload (I'll try to put it in next time). She looks like an angel. Quite a difference from seeing her run track. Which, since I need to brag for a bit, she's never been involved in track before and came in second in the 100 m. dash. I was impressed! Where was my camera during this momentous event? At home!
I did manage to get a little bit more quilting done before the weekend arrived last week. I'm trying to keep up with Kim on the Farmer's Wife quilt, but she's a speed demon with these little blocks:
These are so much fun to work on, but I've got a lot of catching up to do. I think we just got Month Five of our Block of the Month, and I haven't even started cutting out Month Two! UGH! So anyway, here are the first six blocks out of 111 blocks! A long way to go!! Probably would have helped if I had stayed home yesterday instead of celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a friend of mine and having one too many margaritas! LOL
Progress on Ann has been rather slow, but she's a great piece to work on with all the fill in. I know, who likes fill in? I certainly don't!!! But by the time I hit the stitching chair the thought that I don't have to count, at least right now, is a good thing:
Last week's progress:
This week's progress:
Now that I look at the two pictures, I guess I've gotten quite a bit done. Plus I've gone through almost two skeins of blue floss already for this background!!! My hope is to have this section finished this weekend, but I highly doubt that I'm going to make it with recitals, etc. I am just chomping at the bit to get to the next section.
Well, that's all I have to shout about around here - I'll keep this post short and sweet. I have to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments you made to my last post. I love reading all of them and they all really brighten my day. I hope that everyone has a very Happy Mother's Day, that you're treated extra special, and can maybe have a little added stitching time thrown in too!!!