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07 August 2009

Finally Finished




See her? She's done!

After all this time, she's finished.

She's even better now than she was 30 minutes ago when I took this photo, due to a nice cool bath to remove the last remains of her misguided, recently stinky past. I am throwing out the chart and threads. The chart is pieced together badly, and the threads smell so musty, there's nothing they can really be used for, at least that I am willing to let them be used for. If it was the spring, maybe I'd put them out for the birds to use, but they've been around cats, dogs and humans so long, and they're ratty looking.

I do feel like this is a major stitching accomplishment. After all those years of just putzing around with her, I finished her. And I know I can finish a Dimensions Gold Collection kit. It's sort of the same feeling I got when I finally finished a Stoney Creek. One less thing I can't say, "I can't do that." Now to get it framed.


Not much else is happening. I sang at the funeral yesterday. It was very hard to get through. This is the first funeral I've sang at that I couldn't get through the song without breaking. But I got to sing with Jane's lovely brother, Bill, and it was something Jane wanted, so we got through. I went down and rehearsed with him on Wednesday, which was a help to both of us, just to talk, and to sing a little. He is a font of knowledge on traditional hymns, and he's a fantastic guitar player. He knows arrangements of music that just push me as a singer, and we have such good musical chemistry together. We already made plans to sing at Christmas, so that should be fun.

And his wife gave me the best treat. 4 fresh tomatoes from her garden! I'd forgotten in my city days that everyone in the country grows tomatoes and never can use them all. Everyone always has a table FULL of tomatoes in their back entryway, I guess as a parking lot til they figure out what to do with them, or who to bless with them. I was so grateful--a home-grown tomato is a gift, and I got 4! ANNNNNNDDDDD the orchard nearby had green tomatoes, so I got some of those, along with some lovely big peaches and giant cucumbers. At some point this weekend, we're going to be enjoying fried green tomatoes and bacon (OK, I'll be enjoying the fried green tomatoes, SO very firmly declined my offer to make him some, he has no clue what he's missing), and then also some pasta salad made with upcounty tomatoes and cukes. Heavenly . . .

11 comments:

Daffycat said...

Wow, huge congratulations, Rachel! I'm so proud of you!

Meari said...

She looks gorgeous! I'm with you on the fried green tomatoes. Yum. How do you do them with bacon?

Handie said...

wow! she's beautiful! congrats on the big finish and now you can move on to something else!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

It is beautiful, I could even see all the pretty sparkly bits in your photo. Congrats on such a big accomplishment. The veggies sound great. CJ ok;-)

Ranae said...

She is beautiful!
Congrats!!

CindyMae said...

he is gorgeous, fantastic work! There is nothing like fresh tomatoes!!

April Mechelle said...

She is Beautiful !!!
Now you can stitch another different project !!
April In Alabama

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your wonderful (and huge) finish. It is beautiful! What an accomplishment! Sounds like it was very healing for you and Jane's brother to have that time together.
Take care!

kimstitch3 said...

beautiful work. Wow, didnt realize how old it is.lol. YOu took good care of it that is for sure. I hope you have a blessed weekend hon,Kimberly

Bette said...

She's beautiful and quite an accomplishment! You should be very proud of yourself.

Chiloe said...

Waow! she'sbeautiful ;-)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls