I'm still missing many pics which, I would like to point out, I could swear I had (dang computer gremlins), but I can bring you a few little updates --- otherwise next thing I know it will be August and I won't have posted, and then I'll need to post a proof-of-life document just so you believe it's me.
So, item one-- I have made some progress on my Chessie and Me "In Virtue's Ways" which I have turned into a piece to commemorate my childhood love of Laura Ingalls Wilder---
All the stitching that has happened since our last visit is the windows and the grass, but I put in hours of research picking a verse and charting it (mind you, in fine Ruth style, now that I know what I want to say I wish I had put the Big Woods title on the bottom and saved the top for my verse. Sigh. Nope I ain't ripping it out--- just another learning experience).... maybe you will see that next month. If I were you, I would not hold my breath.
Ethel got two more sheep-- these a little "dirtier" that their buddies. I think they are adorable if I do say so myself. (And I even finished the headgear and hair, but I have no pics of that... yes, I'm sorry!)
I had a birthday (no, I'm not particularly happy about the passage of time, but I hear the alternative sucks if you aren't Merlin). My sister made sure I was well sugared with chocolate cherries and strawberries...... they looked much better before I attacked them (I did let some office buddies help-- otherwise I might still be buzzing around downtown with the sugar rush).
And my totally awesome sister reminded me (not all that gently) that several years ago she gave me a trip to Ireland for Christmas, but I was so freaked out by the extravagance of the gift to pick an itinerary. Now we ARE GOING in 2016. We ARE! Seems perfect -- just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter rising.
I will be living through my Pratchett memories for a while so you are just going to have to muddle through with me. I've always loved this quote -- it makes me giggle.
Sally forth and have a wonderful rest of your day! Yes, it is an order.