I was in Columbus a couple of weeks ago for work and managed to find a little cross stitch store to visit on my way down there. I didn't buy any patterns but I did get some fabrics that I thought were really pretty. No clue what I'll do with them but that's no reason not to buy, is it? And, just yesterday I got another couple of pieces of fabric in the mail. Again, I have no idea what I'll do with them but I sure do love adding to my stash. The little check fabric is a WDW Straw Natural something or other. I can't decipher the label - it's the writing, not my eyesight! The lighter colored fabric is from PTP called Legacy, the Greenish colored fabric is LL Vintage Pear (this is a little greener than I thought it would be but that's okay. I'm sure I'll find a use for it). The darkest fabric is WDW Mocha and the last one is a WDW Straw. They're all 32 count fabrics ~ I love the feel of the gingham looking fabric - it's got a really soft hand and looks and feels like an old dish towel.
This is my start on The Goode Huswife's Noah's Garden Sampler.
I saw this a while back (can't remember where) and I began stalking ebay looking for it. I managed to find it and got it relatively inexpensively. I got a teeny tiny little start on it last night. The pattern calls for DMC but I decided to change them to WDW, CC and GAST. If I ever get time to actually stitch, this shouldn't take me too long. I'm really just biding my time till my Primitive Needle Hornbook chart and fabric arrives. I am so anxious to start that one. I must do Cape Cod Girls, too! I love Lisa's designs!!!
Finally.... my son Tyler turned 16 on Jan 20th and he got his driver's license today.
I know this is a major milestone for him and one of his best days but I can't say it's one of my best days. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy for him - it's just that he's my youngest and I can't believe he's driving and well, if he's getting older, so am I! He's been practicing for this moment since he was 14 years and about 11 months. You can take your first drivers training class at 14 years, 9 months in Michigan. It's about a 6 week course and then you get your learners permit See how young he looks now? Imagine him a year and a half ago driving around ~ even scarier!. We will put restrictions on how much he can drive initially but we took a big leap of faith tonight. He had baseball practice at the high school so we (and by we, I mean my husband) let him drive himself to practice.
Okay, it's not far and he's very familiar with the route but it's dark, damp and I was feeling dreary. We told him he had to call us as soon as he got there (which he did) and to call us before he left (which he did). And if you have teenagers, have ever known a teenager or if you remember being a teenager, you can probably recall the sort of eye rolling, heavy sigh response we got when he told him he had to call us. To tell you the truth, I really wanted Rob to follow a sneaky distance behind him just to be sure he'd do okay. Did I mention that Rob thinks I'm a little nuts? Anyway, he made it home safe and sound, I'm finally calming down and I think I'll go stitch.
This is Tyler behind the wheel, all by himself leaving for practice. Please ignore the nasty garage!
Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my last post and thanks for visiting!