I did frog the almost-invisible alphabets and replaced them with WDW 'Pebble' which I had left over from stitching Lo. I quite like the effect. Here are a couple of photos of Marlene's sampler.
I am quite happy with the results! Note that I did use the almost-invisible floss to stitch in the year, which worked out perfectly for that purpose.
Now, what next? I just finished stitching this yesterday afternoon. I'd decided to pick up an UFO from last year - Elizabeth Easton. However, I am feeling a bit ambivalent about it. Not feeling the love, you know what I mean?
Maybe it's just me. I've been out of sorts due to a couple of things. One being my project at work might get canceled which might mean I could be out of work. However, that's not as big a bother as the fact that our son will be moving to Germany!
Yup! Without invading too much of his privacy (I hope), here's the scoop. He's in third year university and has applied for a co-op term. To those unfamiliar with this term, it means you will go to work and get school credit for the time you work. The companies work with the university to 'qualify' to be the right sort of work for the faculty (eg commerce, science). In his case, his field is very narrow but there exists a lot of great opportunities for him ...in Germany. He'll be gone for 8 months.
*sigh* Moms - you know how that'd feel, right? I am very happy for him and it's a great opportunity but my heartstrings now have to loosen ...and loosen so I can string it across the miles, across a continent and an ocean. That's the tough part but as parents, we all have to go through that time when the little birds leave the nest.
All details and paperwork still need to be worked out. We have probably at least a couple of months to get ready. But oh, I'm just so scattered these days. So, if I haven't answered your email, please forgive me.
Lastly, if you have stuck with me through this post AND you want a chance to receive Marlene's Sampler, please leave a comment on THIS post only. I will choose a winner next Sunday, Feb 13. Please don't mention this on your blog as I just want this to be an opportunity for those who regularly comes to visit.
I remain...scatteredly yours,
Have a great week!