Um yeah. So I knew the WIP thing wouldn't last. lol! First off, I had to sit down and do some model stitching -- which of course I can't show. Then I knew that this was coming in the mail. And it did. And so I started it. Who could resist?
What is this, you ask? Well, it's an online class being given by the wonderful Amy Mitten. It's the Winders' Keepers class. I chose the Quaker version. There's also a Vierlande version (which I also love) and a Friesland version (which was my third choice). Here is a link if you're interested in seeing what the piece looks like. I provided links to all three if you click on their names.
I love the colors on the Quaker version, so that was the final decision maker for me. Plus the fact that the father type and I used to attend Quaker meeting once upon a time, and the girl child attended a Quaker summer camp in her younger years as well.
Anyway, I still say model stitching is very bad for keeping on task with one's stitching. lol!
I also managed to pick up a framed piece from my LNS. As I've said before, I rely on my talented framer to pick out the frames -- I just stand there and oohh and ahh until we are both satisfied. It's always amazing how fast Don comes up with the perfect choice for a frame. Like this one, for example.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the frame is just perfect -- the colors in the frame compliment the piece to a T! This is Ann Sandles of course. Here's a detail of the frame.
On the college front, the boy child has been accepted to three schools so far. He probably won't hear from the rest until more like April. No news on the audition front yet, but that's also to be expected. Fingers crossed!
Mia was doing her ballet exercises this morning.
Actually, she was begging for a good scratch, but it does look rather ballet like, right? Especially this pic.
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi! I hope everyone has a fantastic week.