First off, Ann Rayner. If that's all you care to see, you can skip the rest. :D I've added Ann Rayner as a BAP challenge piece as part of BeckySC's BAP challenge.
She is so much fun to stitch, now that I'm in the good part.
Love this little house.
Next up, I sent some of my pieces off to Faye of Carolina Stitcher to be finished. Here's the first piece. It's Beneath the Waters by Carriage House Samplings. I asked Faye to mount it on the front of this cool wooden box in the shape of a book that I got from the Attic a couple of years back.
And then there were all these pieces Faye made into pillows for me.
They are: the bottom left is In the Sweet By and By by La D Da (Faye used the finishing materials provided on this one), the bottom right is the Margaret Harris Sampler from the Honeysuckle Manor book by BBD, and the large pillow on top is the limited edition piece released at Nashville this year by BBD.
I'm keeping all these pillows along with the pinkeep I received from Anne in this souvenir bowl from Emma Bridgewater of the wedding of Prince William and Kate (Middleton). Thanks so much for your great finishing, Faye! I love it all!
Then I won a few things as well! I won this lovely Jane Austen book from Edgar of Blacksheep fame. It's a wonderful book, Edgar. Thanks so much!
From Carol of Stitching Dreams, I won this adorable bunny chart. I love it Carol! Thanks!
And from BeckySC of Becky Bee's Stitching Hive, I received this lovely RAK of the Peter and Peep chart I've been coveting. Thank you so much Becky!
Finally, this past weekend seemed to be music weekend. First off, the boy child was the bass player for a show put on at a local jazz cafe by his jazz teacher and his teacher's wife, both professional musicians/singers. There were a few high school musicians taking part. Here is a pic of the scene. You can see the boy child behind the piano there.
Then Sunday was the boy child's last non-school orchestra concert, at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC. Last one! Never again. So weird to think after 6 years being with this orchestra group.
The famous Lincoln Center.
(All these pics were taken with my iPhone. Not bad, huh?)
Inside Avery Fisher Hall, right before they started playing.
Don't you love how they remind you to turn off your cell phones and electronic devices?
The boy child playing.
He's first bass of course. :D
And after the concert, in front of Avery Fisher.
Don't you love the pose? The boy child was not thrilled about the photo taking.
Facing the other direction now. The boy child was pointing at the moon.
When we got home, Mia had to get in the act. Here she is, snuggled in the boy child's suit jacket. The boy child has yet to clean the hair off his jacket from this episode. lol!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week!