Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day! I did. :D
But first off, let me show you my progress on Susan Rambo.
She's so pretty! Although I do think the squirrels look a bit hunchbacked.
And like they have weird, pointy helmets on.
I used 931a for the color for the squirrels instead of my substitute for 603 (931), since I thought it looked more squirrel-like. (It looks a bit more purple IRL.) I've just about come to the conclusion that I may do the same from now on -- just use 931a for all the places where it calls for 603. I've also discovered to my consternation that the yellow-brown used in the wreath around the parent's names to me should be much greener in color. I get the sinking feeling that the piece shown in the SANQ mag must be the original and not the model? Dunno. Anyway, that same color was used in the grass under the squirrel. I subbed the lighter green from the border instead. I wish I'd realized this before I stitched that wreath. Hate that yellow-brown color on the wreath. But I'm way too lazy to frog it.
As for Mother's Day, it was a gorgeous day here so we took advantage and went wandering around our favorite antiquing town, Cold Spring, NY. (Not Cold Spring Harbor.) The boy child should have been studying for his music theory AP exam, but what the heck. I think he was about as ready as he was going to be. We had fun wandering around and looking at the antiques and the people. Sat by the riverside for a while too, but it was a bit too windy and chilly to stay long by the waterside. We also went to Barnes and Noble to check out the written word, so that was nice.
Guess what the father type got me for Mother's Day? (How did he know what I wanted? :D)
You should be hearing squeals of delight about now. Yes, my very own, antique toy Singer sewing machine! I love it! It's in great shape too! Came with the original box and clamp. Even had a little pack of needles and a little key.
Mia has been very curious about it, as you can see. I think the main attraction for her, though, was the wrapping material the clamp was wrapped in. She thought it was the greatest toy. lol!
I got to talk to the girl child by video chat for Mother's Day as well. She managed to make me cry with her little Mother's Day post that she sent me. She's busy writing final papers for college and worrying about possible summer jobs/internships so no time for her to come home. But at least we got to talk.
Can I just put in a slight off-topic here and say wow? Novak Djokovic is unbeaten so far this year in tennis. He's managed to beat Nadal in their last three meetings (all finals), their last one being on clay, Nadal's surface of choice. Wow. I'm impressed! He's 32 and 0 so far in 2011. The French Open should be interesting this year!
Sorry about that. Now for something more on topic.
Here's the boy child torturing Mia by picking her up in a bag. She'd been doing her usual thing of enjoying hanging out inside the bag. Don't think she was pleased to be up in the air.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. It's a pleasure to read your comments and to talk with you all. Hope you have a great week.