Happy Sunday morning one & all!!! Well, it would be a lot happier if I was living in the Yukon like my blog friend Evalina but alas, my life is what it is & today will be spent surrounded by miserable heat although not as miserable as it will be next week when temps are predicted to be in the 90s. Yuck!
I have another finish to share with you : ) When I returned to cross stitching last year one of my first projects was a Lizzie*Kate design called Bless Our Home. I stitched this especially for my Italian friend Laura who had just moved into her first home after years of apartment living. A while back I sent several of my stitched pieces to Faye (Carolina Stitcher) to finish for me & I asked her to finish Laura's gift as a small wallhanging.
I have been spending this IHSW weekend working on an exchange piece which unfortunately I can't show you until everyone participating in the exchange has received their package & that probably won't be until sometime in late June or even July. However, I can tell you that I'm almost finished with the stitching which should be completed today. My next project is going to be a Christmas ornament for me. I'm participating in the Christmas All Year Round SAL & each month we have a specific category of ornament we are supposed to stitch, for example Santa, snowman, angel, etc. This month's category is Gingerbread Person/Elf/Angel. I have really been wanting to stitch some Prairie Schooler Santas for myself & one of those designs might be my next project. Clement Moore, after all, described Santa as "a right jolly old elf" so I think I can get away with it : )
My dentist, incidentally, listened patiently about my bridge woes although she wasn't quite able to grasp what I was trying to describe to her right away. I was in the chair for over 2 hours. She had another mold made, removed the bridge, took lots of measurements, shaved the bridge down a bit, put it back in with temporary cement, & told me to try wearing it for another week. Assuming all is well when she sees me again this coming Thursday she will order a new bridge & that will be the end of it ... at least for now. I will admit that the bridge feels better than it did before but it still doesn't feel "normal" to me.
At this point the garage cleaning is just about done & half the weeds have been sprayed & actually look dead. Today, however, I will be venturing upstairs to do a bit of tweaking up there. This coming week will hopefully bring death to the rest of the weeds, completion of the garage cleaning, removal of garden debris from the driveway, a visit from the exterminator, & a bit of tweaking here on the main floor. Next week I will call a new real estate agent & then there will be nothing left to do except sit back & wait for an offer on the house ... hope, hope, hope : )