Yesterday my neice helped me put in a few stitches. They were a bit messy but I chose to leave them in and add her initals as a "stitcher" of this piece. I figured she might like that when she gets older. Here is a closeup of the center panel snowman, with our initials and the year put into it.
I got a really cute picture of my neice earlier tonight. She had a pretty clip on bow in her hair and sort of looked like Pebbles from The Flintstones, so we just had to get a pic. She is so adorable, so here is a picture of my very cute neice to make you all smile! (Her mother, Stephanie is holding her, and my DD Sam is in the background to the left.)
I am so excited to finally have my first regular size chart finish for the year 2009! I have been battling a depression all year so far, and it seems to finally be lifting. Having the new LazyBoy recliner has helped me a lot more than I thought it ever could. Having a comfortable place to stitch, and be able to stitch for hours and hours without extreme pain, has really energized me again. I have missed stitching so very much, but figured I would just have to live with it, as no matter how I arranged the pillows on my bed, I hurt after just 30 minutes or so of stitching. With this chair, I do not have that problem and can stitch for 2 or 3 hours (or more) at a time, so long as I shift position every 20 minutes or so. I am so happy! Having this stitching corner, and being able to actually stitch has helped with the depression so much! As has having the medication and taking it daily. I am so excited and looking forward to my next project with great excitement!
My DH (Ron), decided that for the anniversary of our 9th year of living together (which is June 21st) that I could buy 9 charts from Heaven and Earth Designs. One for each year. He is not sure why this year's "arrival in Florida" anniversary is such a big deal to him, he just knows that it is. So I went ahead and ordered 9 charts. They arrived today. Here is a picture of my new stash! I hope to be able to start an HAED soon, but I want to get my two Teresa Wentzler UFO's/Wips done before I start such a large project as an HAED. I am so happy that my DH understands now that I get just as much pleasure for collecting (and often looking at, or re-reading magazines) stash as I do from stitching and finishing projects. HAED's are huge, but I am hoping to eventually get all the ones I now own stitched and up on my walls.
Well that's pretty much it for me for today! Happy stitching everyone!