I am so proud of myself! I finished a project, Alana's Birth sampler. AND....ta da! I pulled out every single one of the pieces that I had ever stitched and never done anything with, except to sit in a drawer, and finished EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!!! They have all been framed, stuffed, boxed or made into a bell pull. Here is a picture of all them except for one bell pull I forgot to pull off the wall. So lets see, 26 pieces in all. Now I just have to figure out where to put them all!!! Lots of them will hang in my stitching room, a couple in the living room, and a couple are for Christmas, so will go back in the drawer for a few months. Believe it or not, this is part of many years worth of work...the pillow in the background was stitched in 1988!!! The whole weekend I kept asking myself, why didn't I do this sooner. Because I hate to finish items, that's why. But except for a couple of pieces I have designed and am not sure what to do with yet, I am all caught up in the finishing department.
Here are some closeups:
Here is a bit of an update on Alana from Amy's blog...
Thank you all so much for your prayers, both now and when she was not yet born! The EEG showed no urgent spikes in electrical activity, so far so good. We have to wait to find out if she has too many brain waves for her size though. We'll see... if her EEG comes back normal it probably means more tests. Also, I have another request, my husband's cousin, who he grew up with, just had a brain aneurism, it looks like he will pull through though! The hits just keep coming..
Thank you everyone for your concern and prayers!
This is Memorial Day in the USA today...John worked a side job, but we were both off of our normal jobs. The weather all weekend was lousy, rainy and cool, so I'm glad we stayed home. I have a chicken on the rotisserie and a macaroni salad in the frig, so dinner will be little like a picnic, even if we eat it inside!!!