Tortoises take their time and still get there in the end. Hares run like mad but might get stumble over something and get a broken ankle or something. In my case, I was really wanting to finish A Very Fine Sampler before I went back to work. So, I stitched most of Monday AND Tuesday, despite the fact that I know I shouldn't stitch for long periods . What I ended up with was getting a kink in my neck that went down by my back so I've been very uncomfortable for the last few days with next to no stitching or computer time.
Picture Bride-of-Frankenstein... lesson learned for me, I hope!
A Very Fine Sampler - progress
Ta-da! The sweaty hard parts are done. I just have to fill in the butterflies, then 4 rows of alphabets, etc. I'm on the home stretch now!
Award Season - people I want to thank!
As Theresa said, it's Award Season. I want to thank Jennifer and Theresa for passing on the Sunshine Award!
And I want to thank Cari and Patti for passing on the Beautiful Blogger Award.
I am going to be a party pooper and not pass these on by selecting blogs. (I already selected 7 blogs in my this post.) I enjoy reading so many blogs that I always feel bad with leaving so many others out!
A Lovely Surprise in the mail
This week, a lovely surprise package arrived from Anna, as an Easter greeting and an early birthday present! Thank you, Anna! You're so sweet! It cheered me up immensely through a rather uncomfortable week!
I'm looking for a Frog, not a Prince!
...coz I already have my Prince, right? wink wink to my DH.
I know many stitching friends in the US have started this scissor-frog 'craze'. I've never seen them here. Yesterday I happened to work by a small charity shop so decided to stop in and check. I asked if they have any glass flower frogs and the reply was they had just sold one. Drat! Then one of the ladies took me over to the shelves to see if there were any more. We found this.
Isn't that odd? I've never seen that before. She said you can put it over a vase (that fits) and arrange your flowers. How clever. However, how can I use it for holding scissors? But at $1 how could I pass it up? When I got home I found that it fit right over an orphan glass container (the lid was cracked). Voila, my first scissor frog!
I went to three other charity shops today and I couldn't see any flower frogs so I was lucky to have found this one.
Out of the Rabbit Hole
...and back to work I go! At least there is the long Easter weekend coming up to lessen the shock of returning to work! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week ahead! (PS my neck and back are feeling better today.)