thank you for all the kind words about my WIPs and my ornament!
I had a couple people ask about the issue of Cross Stitch! (yes, there's an exclamation point, LOL. I always get a bit of a laugh from the name, like it's an order. "Needles up, ladies! Cross Stitch! Use your jazz hands!" I know there is something seriously wrong with me!) It's Issue 37. I'm putting a picture of it up so that anyone who wants to find it on Ebay can at least see the cover.
It's a good issue. The cover design is a Waxing Moon. I thought it was a Sue Hillis, but it's Waxing Moon. That alone makes it worth a decent bid. I stupidly passed up a chance to buy the post card this is based on, which I kick myself over. Wouldn't that be an awesome thing to frame with it?
I also finished my ornament last night, so I thought I would share. All in all, this is probably one of the best finishing jobs I've done. I think I still have a lot of room for improvement, but I'm getting there.
I'm on my birthday festival now. We started celebrating early. I met one of my good friends for lunch at our most favorite deli, which has been on the Food Network, and has the BEST matzoh ball soup. I had that and a steak and blue cheese salad; they make their own blue cheese dressing, so worth the funk breath. Then went over to Mom's and picked up the twins so we could take friend Samantha home. The twins liked Samantha right off the bat; they sensed she was a skilled belly-itcher and so were competing for her attention. I also discovered there is a weight limit where the car feels whatever is in the passenger seat requires a seat belt and the twins have surpassed that weight limit when they are together. So I had to buckle Robbie into the seatbelt. Perhaps I should have told them to go the back or at least given Chancey the seatbelt, since she's already survived one airbag deployment, but instead, I just told them to lie down so I could pay attention to the road and not get in an accident. I have a beautifully-wrapped gift from my mom in the dining room; I can't open it til tomorrow, and it's deliciously heavy, LOL. I can't wait to open it!