Frankly as a mother myself I truly feel like we need a Mother's Day every week..but that's just me! Got a call Friday asking if I could work Saturday, so I thought I was back in action once again. I rose at 3:30 a.m., wrapped Sara's birthday gifts then checked out my two finishes, Noah's Christmas Ark part 1, crocodiles and giraffes are both done and what fun to stitch...I look forward to part 2 which is already in the shop so I can begin whenever the mood strikes. I also finished the Hands on Design Laundry piece....So easy to finish this way and a fun stitch....now I just have 2 more to finish...Hooray!!!!I don't think I ever showed you Cherished Stitches Trinket Box, one of her limited edition pieces from Nashville. I got it done for the Spring Retreat and you can see it here with the pin cushion beside it.
I did make one change on the trinket box that I can remember and that was...she has you make a loop out of the black wool to attach to the top to open the box, but since I have a ton of beads I used a large black bead to make a top for my box. These were both fast and fun projects and projects easy enough to finish in one sitting. I always like a quick finish, I just usually don't have one. So I'm starting a new project today, and I can't decide what to do next. I thought I'd be stitching Freedom Tree but I haven't pulled the DMC's for it yet, so I decided to pack up threads and fabric for about 4 new projects to take with me to work. I don't really worry about how much or how little I take with me since I can always start something from the shop while I'm there, if I'm not in the mood for what I packed. However, like a lot of you I'm trying to use some of my endless stash before I shop Salty Yarns again. I just pray there is nothing new since last weekend so I'm not tempted. I always need new fibers and sometimes a special fabric but I don't need any new projects, and my collection of charts is out of control so I'm praying I see nothing new, otherwise I'm sure I'll feel like it's a must have. God help me! Well two days have passed since I started this blog and I did show up for work on Saturday to find Daphne in Sea Trader and Michelle in Salty Yarns, so I thought I must be in the Shell Shoppe only to find Sara had forgotten Michelle was working so I wasn't really needed! But since it was Sara's birthday I decided to work in the office so I could be there when she was done working at 4 to give her the gifts I got for her. (I did offer to work for her in the Shell Shoppe but she insisted she had to do it since she just got done with Darlene's our shell distributor. So I got a whole lot done in the office and am now back to my job there which I relinquish to Mary in the off season and then take it back for summer when she's really too busy with the hotel. Sunday I decided to go back into the office for Mother's Day with my 2 wonderful daughters....grandchildren and the men who love them. It was a wonderful day as Izi and I played games on his I Pad, which of course he beat me every time. And after 4 we ordered dinner and had take out since the hotel had guests so we couldn't go out. So Mother's Day was lovely with just that but of course the girls went the extra distance and got me gifts. Sara's family gave me two hanging planters for my little porch as I have wanted them for a couple of years but never got around to it. I did finally purchase, in Nashville, one of the planters but I've been riding it around in my van since them. So I'll pass this along and will be thrilled to have the two from Sara which are already planted and will be hung on my railings. Mary's family gave me a lovely pendant which looks like a quilted piece only in silver. I'm sure you will have a chance to see it as I'll be wearing it. So lovely day was had by all, although it was a little cool outside. I finally got rid of my winter coat so I was happy it didn't dip lower than 55, but mercy, one day it's in the high 70's and in 24 hrs we are back to 50's. And the forecast is showing rain all week so that will doom next weekend. Grandparents are already dying in Baltimore as people have started cancelling their reservations for next weekend. The minute rain appears in the forecast many vacationers who have made reservations call to say their grandparent is ill, in the hospital or dead and they can't come. They must have mass burials during the rain weekends. But we will be here should those who do come want to visit. We will love seeing you! Have a great week.