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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthdays & Finally a Finish

Today is my daughter's 39th birthday!! How fast those years have passed! She's finally landed a temp job doing what she loves to do. Hopefully she'll prove invaluable and get hired full-time. She needs the health insurance! I bought her a small orchid at Kroger at a good price, and IF later today goes as planned, I'll be picking up my mother and meeting DD then going to a large garden center (just down the street from her), then out to lunch.

Yesterday, SIL's youngest was Sweet Sixteen. I'd bought the JBW Very Merry Summer to mail her along with fabric, floss & needle - but after I started stitching a bit just to get her started, realized it would probably be more than she could remember from 2 summers ago. So I stitched it instead - unfortunately on the 14ct white Aida I'd purchased for her - AND EVEN FINISHED IT (sorry, totally forget to take a photo) by gluing it to a square of acid free white matboard, gluing down the backs, covering those with white felt, then running a strand of gold metallic braid around the edges, leaving a loop at the top for hanging. First finish I've done since before Christmas. I also bought a very small, inexpensive cross stitch kit that if she's interested and lets me know, I'll help her with. AND, in sorting through all my stash, I FINALLY found the calendar cover I'd stitched for another one of SIL's DD's for Christmas! Now, as soon as I find the calendar I bought to put that in, I'll get THAT in the mail as well!

1 comment:

anna s. said...

Linda, my mind is still foggy on the antidiotic ;-) but have I missed smthg? Has H. left or lost her previous job? Unhappy news then? Spring hugs - anna