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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Stitching and the Military Ball

First of all, I want to tell you how much I missed all of you!

This week, I finally got a chance to stitch. Yes, you read it right. I. STITCHED.
I worked on my 2 pieces that "Shall Not Be Shown" (exchange pieces) and I stitched on Bea.

Below is my progress (click and it'll get BIG):


As you can see, I am nearing the finish! YAY!!! I love Bea and I will be sorry to hang up my needle with her but honestly, Bea, you are quite the demanding girlfriend!! Every time I sat down to stitch, YOU cried the loudest and then pouted until I picked you up and stitched on you. And if I left you alone, you unleashed the frogs just to let me know that you were upset to be neglected. Because of you, I have 2 exchanges to complete in 2 weeks, you Vixen!

Now on to family stuff...you can stop reading if you don't want to hear about the Military Ball.

Two weeks ago, we attended the Cadet's final Military Ball. We had such a great time. It's such a special evening, filled with good food, an engaging speaker and awards. This year was no exception. Even though the Cadet didn't receive any awards, we are still very proud of him.

Here we all are..

And another family pic:



The DH and the Cadet:


And the Cadet and his lovely bride-to-be:



The Cadet received his assignment, upon his commissioning as a Second Lietenant in October, he will be going to Intel school in Texas for 7 months. From there, I don't know...one step at a time.

Right now, we are planning graduations, the DH graduates with his Masters in Education, the lovely Jenna graduates with a BS in Elementary Education and the Cadet will graduate with a BS in Criminal Justice. I am also hip deep in planning a girly-girl bridal shower in July and getting together a bunch of things for the happy couple. I started the wedding sampler (just basting guidelines cause I am waiting on thread) and I am putting together a scrapbook for them. Also, I am trying to gather recipes for a cookbook too. Somewhere in the midst of all this, I have to find a dress for the wedding, a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner and so much more, I just can't remember. Before you know it, the wedding will be here!!

Busy times!


So, I hope all of you are well and are finding more time than me to stitch. I promise though, I'll be posting more pictures soon. I actually put ALL my wips together in one spot (and I won't tell you how many I have...let's just say I have Stitcher's ADD) so I can pick and choose what I want to work on. I know the focus piece will be the wedding sampler but I hope to finish up some of the pieces that are 3/4 complete. This year, I haven't finished one thing except for a few exchanges! What's up with that!!!

Take care everyone, and to all you Mom's out there...Happy Mother's Day! I wish you a wonderful day surrounded by the love of your family. For me, it's going to be a quiet day...we will go to church and just spend the rest of the day at home. The David will be grilling steaks, the Cadet will make a phone call and so will my sweet MIL. And I'll be thinking of my Mom.

Have a sweet day, Mom's everywhere!

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Hi Joanie,

Yay! You're almost finished BEA! Don't feel too badly or alone - I'm the same way with 2 exchanges due end of the month!

Enjoy your Mother's Day, and many celebrations in the upcoming weeks/months!

Jan said...

Beatrix Potter is so near a finish and she is so beautiful! Just read your blog post and wanted to stop by, say hello and comment on those lovely Military Ball family pictures! You should be most proud!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Lee said...

The pic of Bea is nice, but it's WAY eclipsed by the great photos of you and your family! You all look wonderful.

Your post sounded full of excitement and happy anticipation. I'm so very glad for you, Joanie! I know you'll enjoy every minute.

connie said...

I can't wait to see Bea framed..She is a beauty..Loved the pictures of you and your family..Congratulations to everyone on their graduations..Happy Mother's Day to you..

Siobhan said...

Wow, you're nearly done with Bea! Looks great. Loved the family pics! Hope you have a great Mother's Day.

Karoline said...

Wow Bea is looking gorgeous, not long now :)

Lovely photo's from the ball

Giovanna said...

You're so close to the end! It's stunning, and I'm cheering you along!
And what lovely pictures of you all.

Von said...

Joanie, I can feel the excitement coming through your words what with Bea almost being finished, but also the ball and wedding preparations, etc. I'm sure your Mother's Day was filled with love and joy. :)

Deb said...

Bea is looking wonderful and you're almost done! It's going to be a showstopper when finished. Very nice pictures from the Military Ball and your family. Hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

samplerlover said...

Hi Joanie,
Bea is looking so beautiful. I am sure another one will come along to be both beautiful and annoying lol.
Lovely photos of the ball. Looks like you all had a lovely time.
Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day. - Sandra.

Kit said...

Your BP is so beautiful, I love the color! Congrats to your son, you must be so proud.

Brigitte said...

Very nice progress on Beatrix. You can already prepare the dancing shoes for the happy dance.
You sure are busy, and for such delightful events! Enjoy the graduation celebrations.

Nina said...

Hi Joanie,

Thanks for join my SWAP 2.
Please let me know your email addy, thanks!

Nina