Just slipped through my fingers
Thank you all for your congratulations & lovely comments for our anniversary. They meant a lot to me and are a wonderful beginning to our 33rd year together. I owe most of you a visit to your blog and quite of number of you emails. By this time next week I hope to be up to date on all of that.
Where did July disappear too? I really don't know how a month can just slip through your fingers but that is certainly what July did. What have I been up to? When I look back I think - 'nothing in particular' but I guess I filled it with working, stitching and re-reading the first 6 Harry Potters. It has been great reading them all again in such a short space of time and seeing the whole story really evolve. This past Tuesday 'The Deathly Hallows' arrived from Amazon and today is actually set aside as HP day for me. Juls, who has finished the book, says it's the best of them all.
About 1 1/2 weeks ago I received the name of my partner for the second F&S round - it's Annemarie http://wackywanderings.blogspot.com/ and I'm very excited. Her posts are so enjoyable to read, her stitching is lovely and as icing on the cake - she's Dutch. Now as if that wasn't enough Annemarie and I have discovered that she was born and raised in the same village as my DH and attended high school in the city we lived for 22 years. Yes it certainly is a small world!! Your square isn't started yet Annemarie but I have a few ideas I'm tossing around in my head. Now all I have to do is pick the 'perfect' one.
Now for a July stitching update. Here is a progress picture of 'Autumn In My Garden'. What a fun and easy stitch this design is. With two SAL evenings per week I really think that finishing by Thanksgiving is do-able.
Frederick on the other hand, has been lounging in his bookcase again this past month. I guess I was just lucky that neither Bliss nor Berta had a lot of time available for the Tuesday SAL as I didn't either. However there are less than five months left to the December 31 finishing deadline so I'd better get stitching!! Shall we work on him again this Tuesday?
Wednesdays at our LNS have been spent working on Imaginating's 'Mooning'. Originally I started it 1/1 on 25 ct New Khaki Lugana but then decided that since the design is quite small (88 x 88) and I would like to either frame it or make it into a pillow it might be better to stitch it 2/2 on the same 25 ct. It's a cute little piece and ideal to stitch while chatting and laughing with this group of wonderful women. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have found them and only wish each and every one of you had the joy of a stitching group.
For those of you who have some hours left in your weekend - 'enjoy' and to all of you who have already started a new working week - 'have a great week'!!