Almost there... now I just have to finish that gold line forming the box, and then backstitch those little gold ball shapes above the arches... then Part 2 will be done... looking forward to that!! Boy, this is so sparkly, and I really love it. I am so glad I signed up for this online class.
I received my second Medium Treat Bag from Silkweaver today, and as they promised me, this one is certainly better than the first. This time around I got an 18" x 27" piece of Blue Dynasty Cashel linen, a 9" x 13" piece of a lavender belfast solo, a 9" x 13" piece of Honeysuckle Pink 28 ct jobelan, a 13" x 18" piece of Mint Green Cashel linen, and a 13" x 18" piece of Lavender Sparkle 32 ct opalescent lugana. :-)
I got a few other stash items in today too - some charts I ordered as gifts, so I can't show them... and the latest issue of Stitcher's World came in today. Once again, there is nothing in it "to write home about" - a Gail Bussi angel, another Urusla Michael clothesline of quilts.... and then projects I cannot even describe, they are quite unappealing to me. I receive this magazine because I received one of those drastically reduced subscription cards in the mail a few months ago, so I gave it a try - I think I paid about $6 for a year. I doubt I will be renewing this one though. Oh, and I got in the Needle Necessities #4 Kreinik braid for Ottawa Sampler and a long awaited packet of SJ Designs beads for Victoria's Sampler's Heirloom Homecoming (is that what that is called???). I think that is everything today - no surprise though - the whole Monday is good for mail thing holds true again.
"Therapy School" was pretty decent today - I took Psychopharmacology: Medication Management of Mental Health Disorders, conducted by Joseph Wegmann, PD, LCSW. I enjoyed the material immensely, and I hope to take his seminar next year that will be more focused on child and adolescent medications. However, this poor guy is displaced by Hurricane Katrina. He was totally appropriate, but still so angry about all that happened, very numb and in shock by his displacement and his loss of his client caseload (they are also displaced all around the country now). He also lost his teaching job at the local university there, as it is closed. He is so lucky to have the PESI Seminar gig right now (PESI is the company that runs these great seminars, aka "therapy school" that I attend). He must be in his 60's. Now he has no home and has to travel all the time. Nice guy - I felt bad for him.
Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala