Anyway, by some miracle, the blurry pics of Her Sampler survived the Great Picture Purge. Here they are:
These pictures were taken 2 weeks ago and now, the sampler is almost done. I only have the acorn on the lower right side to stitch and then, STRIKE UP THE BAND for a happy dance. Can you hear the orchestra tuning up and the angels warming up their voices to sing the Halleluia Chorus? And finishing this sampler will be #2 of my 2011 Wip Bust. I finished Snow Fairy too.
Now it'll be on to another WIP, BOAF's Friendship Sampler and Merrily Beams, Alphabets. Friendship Sampler has just the top border finished but I really screwed up the colors because I misread the color chart and I hate the coverage with the Charcoal WDW floss. But I'm not frogging it out because at that point, I'd just have to start over. I will frog out the Charcoal and sub in a GAST color that's very close to the Charcoal thread. I think I can manage that but to rip out all that Tropical Blue border to replace it with Cornflower, NO THANK YOU!
I have to tell you that I've been in a funk recently too. I hate February, It's the longest month of the year for me because by this time, I am very tired of the cold and snow. We had a bit of a thaw here in Upstate NY this week. Spring-like temps and SUN!! I was very encouraged to see Daffodil shoots coming up in my garden. That's encouraging. Today, we are under a wind advisory, it's snowing and cold again!
In other news...
My kids are in Japan and I believe settling in nicely. Mike will be very busy the next couple of weeks spinning up to speed on his job supporting Search and Rescue. There are a number of training exercises comng up and then....he deploys to Afghanistan this Summer. I know that's what he signed up to do but I can't help but be worried and scared for him. I guess he's just not playing War but is in one.
I am also struggling with a few health issues (I am at that age, high cholesterol, high BP and pre-diabetes) and some other personal things and I am very thankful for my stitching because it calms my mind and I don't think about the things that bother me when I have a needle in my hand. And, I am trying to be positive, focusing on my many, many blessings. That alone lifts my spirits, as do all of you who come by my blog. I am so grateful for the internet and the stitching community. But if you would and are so inclined, keep me in prayer.
So, I am off to start my Saturday. My coffee is finished, the load of laundry is done and needs to go into the dryer and the vacuum is calling my name. Have a great weekend! And thanks for stopping. Come back soon!