That's the first whammy. Second whammy: the furnace stopped working again. Yup. In less than a month, I believe. Same day as the flooding. Luckily it was an easy fix, and it was covered by our contract. Whew.
Third whammy: our phone stopped working. Also today. Apparently there's a "major outage" in our area. Uh huh. No comment. (We'll discuss that one another time.)
Ok, enough of the whammies. Let's get to the good stuff, right? What am I working on, you ask? Well, I needed a quick fix. So I stitched this one up. Still need to finish it, but I will some day.
In the Sweet by La D Da
supplies from kit
I stitched it in memory of Lisa Roswell. I didn't know her well and never had the chance to meet her in person. But she was a friend and a sweet, wonderful person. My prayers go out to her family. She will be sorely missed.
Next up is this one.
Jenny Bean Creation Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler
40ct Vintage Pear
GAST fibers as called for
Can you tell I got my market stash this week? I'm enjoying this one, although I'm also yearning to stitch Susan Rambo and Ann Grant.
I won a lovely prize from Sylvia of Running with Needles and Scissors. The lucky woman got to go to that huge French festival in Paris that everyone went to recently. Aiguille en Fetes? Is that right? (Too tired to go look. Sorry.) She brought back a magazine to give away. Well, I won! And guess what? Sylvia sent a lot more than just a magazine. Look at this!
You can see the magazine peeking out there, but you can also see a bunch of wrapped goodies and some linen!
Look at the yummy goodies! Yum! Talk about a chocoholic's dream come true! And then there was the mag and linen.
Look at that! A lovely magazine! And the linen -- Gander linen that I've been dying to try! Two pieces in two different colors!!! In a perfect count for me. And one of them is the perfect color for a project I want to stitch too! Sylvia, thank you soooooo much!!! You have made me very happy! And you also made two boys in the house very happy. lol! They swooped in quickly after the picture session to try out the chocolates. I'm making us go slowly with the chocolates, but they're still going fast!
Finally, the TUSAL. Here's my jar as of today for the March TUSAL.
Pretty, huh? That's all due to Frances Eden, I think. :D A bit of other things too.
Here's Mia relaxing in the father type's t-shirt drawer.
I tell you, she has the life. lol!
Sorry if this post has been all over the place. I'm a bit punchy and exhausted from the basement mess. I hope you all are having a better week than I am so far. Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.