First of all, thank you so much, Terri! Terri made this wonderful scissor fob to commemorate the Sail Away stitch-along. As you can see, I'm running behind and haven't been stitching along since the first week. So don't feel bad, Terri--you're not the only one! Being the slightly superstitious sort, I slid it into my pencil case before I attached it to my scissors and toted it along to school for finals yesterday, especially since the turtle is U. of Maryland's mascot.
Unfortunately the finals weren't really final--we have a couple of days left to submit projects and homework. I'm ready for it to be over. Then I have three weeks off until fall semester. I have several things planned for early fall including a trip to Cape Cod, very likely a visit to the Brimfield Antique Show in Western Massachusetts on the first day, which is when they hold the Antique Textile Show, and a trip to South Carolina in October.
I've picked up and put down various projects since my last post, not really being able to decide on one to stick with. I'm tired for one thing. For another, I'm doing lots of alphabets on various samplers (the problem with starting at the top left means you generally hit the alphabets first), and I want to frog out the colors other than pink in Sarah Spence below. After seeing everyone's Mary Wigham, I think that doing the sampler in one color is gorgeous.
I fiddled with this a little. It's a Tristan Brooks design called "Colonial Seasons." I'm doing it on 45 ct with one strand of DMC over 2. It's a daylight-only project, I think. I'm contemplating doing all four seasons in a vertical row, but I'll see if I really want to do that after the first one. The penny gives the relative size, or serves as a satellite dish on the house.
Pink and Elvis are discussing a bunny they heard about from our friend, Patti, who runs a bunny rescue called Bright Eyes Sanctuary. Possibly upsetting picture follows--end here if you don't want to see it.
Patti has named this little girl Glenna Bunny. G-Bun was a throwaway and something terrible happened to her ears while she was on the loose. She will be undergoing surgery; she has an abscess. I would take her in but BF informs me that the pet hotel is full. Fair enough--we have 9 furry pets. And there's always one more in dire need. So we'll have to settle for giving a little financial support. Patti says she's a calm, sweet bunny in spite of what she's been through. If you would like to donate, please follow the link.