I am officially back from vacation and hating it!! That first day back to reality is such a bummer.....
This post is going to jump around a lot (I have so much to share!) so put your seatbelt on and enjoy the bumpy ride!
First off.......Friday, my hubby and I celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary. FIFTEEN years!? Where does all the time go!?
Here's a picture of us wayyyy back then:
Now that I've shared that bit of news, here are some pictures of my babies taken at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. We attended a gorgeous wedding there on Saturday for my cousin.
|Kella (and daddy)|
Let's see..... before I left for my time off, I had decided on an Olympic HAED start. While on vacation, I found bits and pieces of stitching time (very tiny bits!) and here is a picture of my progress:
I was able to get a half page completed...barely! Hoping to get more time on it this week and weekend.
Now for the best part of today's post.....gifties!
While I was away I was blessed with some wonderful gifts from stitching friends! I truly believe that if everyone in the world stitched, we'd be one happy planet full of people. Stitchers are the nicest peeps I know!
Lesleyanne of Lesleyanne's Life of Stitches sent me the dreamy HAED chart of Ten Suns by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law:
I was also gifted this gorgeous chart from Michelle, a fellow stitcher I met on one of the HAED Facebook groups. This chart is QS Seasons 2 by Nadia Strelkina:
She tried sending it to me anonymously, but I wouldln't be able to sleep not knowing who the generous soul was who sent this! Luckily I figured it out and was able to properly thank her.
I was also sent this lavish hand dyed silk fiber from Ewa at Cross Stitch and Other Musings:
The picture doesn't do the colors of this silk justice....it has a combination of hues of purples and blues. I already have some ideas of how I want to use it. I've never indulged in silks before so I'm excited to use this! Thank you for spoiling me, Ewa!
All these fantabulous gifts....what is a girl to do but grin from ear to ear!? :)
I know we had a WIPocalypse update due the first of this month, but I'm so behind .....I've decided to skip that one and post an update at the end of the month. (Since this month has two Full Moon dates, I'm ok with skipping one of them!)
I also changed my rotation/task list a bit. I have one piece I really need to get done in time to be framed for Christmas and I'd also like to get more progress done on the other charts I have...so I've PROMISED myself no new starts until the end of the year....when I plan to start Knock at the Door by Aimee Stewart.
While on vacation I purchased all the necessary floss for the chart, so now I just need some fabric and I'll be set to begin in November or December. (I could resist on buying the floss...it was on sale for only $0.23 per skein!)
Sooooooo.....sorry for such a long post... two weeks is a long time to fit into one post!
Once I get settled back into reality and also get some laundry done...I'll be able to sit back and catch up on your blogs!!