Wow, it's hard to believe it's been almost two weeks since my last post. I've done very little stitching since then, alas. But I do have my heart finished for Cindy's piece in the Friendship RR.
My youngest DD, BF and two other friends came home last week for spring break. Always amazes me how they seem to change each time they go away and come back home. And changes are in the air. DS is getting married in 10 days and there are always a few last minute details to tend to. Here they are two weeks before the big day. And a pic of all my girls, too.
I waited a little longer to get a dress this time (take my advice; don't do this) and had a really hard time finding what I wanted. Finally did, but I still need to figure out the shoes. Guess I'd better get on the stick, huh?
I've bitten the bullet and ordered a HAED, Secret Garden 3. There's a lot of black background, so I opted to stitch it on black lugana. Aren't these the most beautiful colors? I just couldn't resist. If I ever finish this one, I'm going back for more with the Jane Wooster Scott prints. But that's way in the future!
Wendy and Cindy have started a HAED SAL blog, which is a blast. Be sure to check out all the fantastic stitching. I've not been familiar with the company before, not having ever ordered from them. Let me tell you it was an absolute pleasure to deal with them & I highly recommend their service.
I am dying to get started and include some of my other WIPs in a rotation. However, times being what they are at the moment, I'll settle for after the wedding. I also joined the Monopoly SAL and need to work on the travel sampler, too. I hope I can stitch a long, very long time. :)
Wendy also gave me an award. Thank you so much, Wendy! I must say that it does make my heart smile when I read the comments and encouragement you all give and your own blog posts. But it seems like everyone has been given an award recently, so I think I will wait a little while and then name the 10 blogs. I don't want to duplicate too much. :)
Another pic of our "three month old baby". I actually have a question - how long are dogs flexible enough to lie down this way??? It concerns me some, sort of weird-looking. I think we have half dog, half frog. Hope that's not an omen for my stitching.....
Forgot to ask the vet about it - probably still flabbergasted at the thought that our sweet little puppy will be "at least 90 pounds" more than likely when grown......cough, sputter. Our last retriever was 70-75 - what in the world happened? She mentioned that a purebred retriever came in and weighed 173 pounds. I'd expect that from a known larger breed, but a retriever? Strange. The vet said that when the dog left, she looked at the staff and said - ok, now, I don't do ponies! LOL This vet was soooo funny talking about neutering dogs and men's reactions to the piece of news that their dog was now eligible. Love to be a fly on the wall and watch their faces. :) with an evil grin......