Monday, June 12, 2017

I'm going crazy....wanna come?

In a land, far away, lived a couple of kids who were madly in love.  One day the boy asked the girl to marry him....and all H E double hockey stitcks broke loose.  I honestly don't remember this much trouble when I was getting married.  My Mom and I have discussed this many times over the past couple of months.  I mean...sure there were a couple of hiccups, like the minister backing out two weeks before the wedding, and oh yeah, there was a bat dive bombing the guests before the ceremony took place.  But those were minor, right?  (Funny now that we can look back at them, but a little hair raising at the time...)

Well....hopefully the "hiccups" that have been happening are finally corralled and we are finally making headway.  The two churches (one for the ceremony and one for the reception located 1/2 mile apart) have been researched, reconnoitered, and reserved!  The wedding dress has been ordered, and flowers sorted.  Oh yeah, and we have a date!  April 28, 2018.  I think those are the big things and most necessary...on to the details.  Which I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be a part of.  I kinda like being the mother of the groom.  LOL  

I've decided to let the Bride-to-be have a breather before I ask her about stitching a wedding sampler.  I'm pretty sure that's low on the totem pole at the moment.  Which is ok, it can be a first anniversary gift, right?  She surprised me with this lovely mug for Mother's Day.  I think I'm going to like being a Mother-in-Law to such a sweet lady!!

So now that the BIG news is out of the way....on to the stitchy stuff.  As you can imagine wedding details and spring cleaning my house have taken priority.  So that leaves little time for stitching.  It makes the time I do spend in my happy place that much more meaningful.  I finished another of Erica Michael's 12 Berries of Christmas, Three French Hens.  And here they are in all their glory!

I am also working on a new SAL called Corner of the Earth.  I have finished the first two parts and waiting for part three (which is supposed to come out this week).  I'm enjoying this piece...stitched on 40 ct over two.  This is a Tempting Tangles SAL.

I have attempted to work on Sweet Nectar for my Mom, and have made a little headway.  This pattern is so detailed...but you know what the hardest part of stitching this is?  I'm stitching on 36 ct over two using two strands of thread.  I'm so used to stitching with one thread that I'm having problems getting two threads to lie evenly next to each other.  UGH!!  It's slowing me down, BUT...the effect of seeing the flowers appear with all the shading and 3D appearance has me addicted.  I like looking at it after I've stitched for a while.  The next headache is going to be all that outlining...ok enough complaining and back to stitching!!  Here is my progress on Sweet Nectar so far.

Other news....we've been spending some time with the kids, and having a little fun.  We went to a comedy club called McGoobies Joke House to see Tom Cotter (who came in second to a dog act on America's Got Talent a few years back).  We laughed til it hurt...he's pretty funny.    We went to see The Beauty and the Beast at Toby's dinner theater last week.  It was such a great performance!  And I especially loved the signature drink called "The Grey Stuff" (they sing about it in the song "Be Our Guest").  It's cookies and cream with a red rose on top!!  I love it that you get to take the glass home with you!

So...I'll be back in three days for the Gifted Gorgeousness post.  I'll see you back then...and I have a couple giveaways planned so stay tuned!  


Julie said...

Your new daughter-in-law to be sounds a lovely lady.
Beautiful stitching.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

But what about the hat? That's the really important thing! Oh well, you've got plenty of time to choose one. Or two, one for each church!
Love the 3 French Hens finish and the TT Mystery. I rather like their designs I've been seeing recently.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Really love the Three French Hens, very different design!