I finished Annemarie's Neighborhood Round Robin tonight! Yay!!!! Dawn had to wait for another week - or maybe until tomorrow night, actually... hmmm.... Anyhow, I am thrilled to announce to An that her treasured RR is heading home tomorrow! I packed it back up in the envelope it has clearly been traveling in for some time now - it looks like an envelope from Dianne - very purple - LOL! Mike will bring it to the post office tomorrow and send it on its merry way. I had great fun stitching this, and I really love how the little owl turned out :-)
And, for those who are curious, here is how An's entire RR looks right now. Her theme, since some have asked, is for each of us to add something quirky to our blocks. Clearly I chose monkeys as my quirky touch - if you look closely enough, you will see that the entire group showed a good sense of humor. An says her block, which she will finish now that it is home, will have an elf in it - I cannot wait to see that! And she is going to add the stitchers' names and details in the upper two corners. OK, time to say good bye to this and send it home.
Helen has received my little birthday token today. It arrived late, but not terribly late, and an extended birthday is always fun! A few of my gifts are arriving late this month - what a month it has been for me stitching-wise! Anyhow, I digress. I must say I was utterly intimidated to stitch for Helen! Her finishing just blows me away. So, silly me, I tried a different finishing style for this fob - the one Cynthia Zittel used on the chart, rather than the whipstitching I usually like and much prefer. I was very nervous about this, but Helen did a wonderful job of soothing and reassuring me - thank you Helen!! So, here it is:
OK, now I have to say - I read several blogs today at work, but could comment very little. I was one handed at all times - eating my Cranberry Walnut Chicken salad with one hand while reading, scrolling... and then writing treatment progress notes with one hand while reading, scrolling.... And, for the next few weeks, it will only get worse. I have a huge project at work that I learned about today - from now until September 18th, I have so much to do at my office that I fear my blog reading will have to be primarily done at home (which is my stitching time). I hope nobody feels I am ignoring them. I will be reading as much as I can - you know, doing the one handed thing like I did today! (I wonder how many progress notes that I wrote have some comment about stitching in them by mistake/distraction??).
Stitched on today: Seasonal Exchangers project, started Crazy Exchange project, and Annemarie's Neighborhood Round Robin