I finally finished my Family Sampler by Little House Needleworks !!! Whoo HOOO!!! I'll let the pictures do the talking for now....
The Family Sampler
Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Stitched on: 32 ct. Vintage Buttermilk
Stitched with: Crescent Colours and DMC as suggested
Isn't it beautiful???
I just love it! I literally slipped the last few stitches in just about 45 minutes ago...I can't stop smiling! I've already ordered the frame for it and have scheduled it to be framed at my Local Needlework Store, so fingers crossed it won't be long until I'll have a framed piece to hang in place of honor in our home. This is easily the largest stitching project I've ever finished. It's a biggie :)
finished one of my WIPs now, I get to choose something new to start from my stash. I'm trying to placate myself and motivate myself to get those WIPs done by promising myself one *new* start after I finish an old WIP. So hmmmm....I guess on this cold snowy evening, I'll get to let my fingers do some walking through my stash. FUN!
This past weekend...
my daughter Katie and I got to go on an adventure. We attended the March for Life in Washington DC and although we returned home exhausted, our hearts and spirits were renewed to stand up for our beliefs and watch our rights as American Citizens in action. We saw some magnificent sights in our nation's capital, but just a tiny few of all I'd really like to see someday. I will share a few of my favorite pictures of our time together in DC.
Katie and Mama outside the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
prior to Mass on Sunday evening January 23, 2011
Katie in front of the Washington Memorial Monday, January 24, 2011
Side hill of the capital,
we were in the middle of the march and we held up the camera and clicked to capture all those people behind us
I guess that does it for me for today. We have a big weekend ahead. Katie has a Clarinet Solo Contest to attend tomorrow. We have been frantically having last minute practices with her accompanist and getting her a new black sweater for her evening attire. She sounds great and my fingers are crossed that she brings home a win tomorrow....but no matter how she does, I'm so proud of her I could pop!
for visiting with me today! And until we meet again, I'll be keeping my hands to work and heart to God.
Hugs and love,