I had three appointments scheduled this week when Monday started. Two have been cancelled but three have been added...and it's only Wednesday!! I HAD Thursday free...so hoped to see my friend Astrid. Two appointments were made and THEN....Astrid invited me to stay over night along with our "play date". Heaven help me, and I say this with all sincerity.....I NEED A CLONE!!!
Well yesterday turned out to be a very productive day....thankfully!! I found Christmas backing material for an ornament I have to make, and got two pictures framed that I will be donating to a charity for auction to support soldiers with PTSD. Is anyone interested in attending the fundraiser? Bill Johnson was a cousin of mine. Here is some information for you!
And here are the pictures I'm sending in for the auction.
While chatting with the lady who was just putting backing and a wire on my framed piece....she saw how I had framed my pieces and asked if I was interested in a part time job. Um.....I sure miss framing.....but do I want to work week nights and Saturdays? I took the application and said I would have to think about it. After all I'm going to NY in a couple of weeks and bringing my best friend since I was 7 years old back for a holiday. AND...I have a wedding to help plan!!!!! There's a discount on framing though.....decisions, decisions...
I was undecided what I wanted to take as my ornament for our St. Michaels weekend, I stitched and framed this little piece, but decided it was not what most of the ladies liked....here is EEEK by Sanman Originals...all framed up!
As if I haven't got enough stuff to do....I started another SAL. This one is being offered by Tempting Tangles....the name intrigued me so I just had to join. Here is the first portion of Corner of the Earth.
I also determined I wanted to make some "strawberries" this year....you know the ones that Erica Michaels has been designing? She created some called "The 12 Berries of Christmas" and so far I have finished stitching two of them. The partridge in a pear tree....
And two turtle doves.
I have the patterns for the first 9, and once they are done I'm hoping to get them together and display them in a basket when Christmas rolls around (provided I can finish them in time). Wish me luck!!
Off to get my ornament put together, I have to have it sent to Australia by the 15th of July...and when my partner has received it, I'll post a picture of it here.
I've been cleaning out my room, sorting through my cross stitch stuff, and hope to have some give aways soon....so watch this space! Till then....happy stitching!!