Tomorrow is indeed my birthday, the big 3-0 as my mother and several other people have been so kind to point out. In celebration of that I intend to take the day off work, put in a decent sized order at Stitching Bits & Bobs before their sale ends, and enjoy a nice dinner out at a local steakhouse and movie with Erich. Past that, no plans and that's fine with me.
I'm slowly uploading and editing the pics on my camera now that most of the family has seen them and I've got them all backed up properly. The Russia pics are still coming but I have some of the stitching ones done so I have for you today a few of my last stitching accomplishments in 2009.
I finally finished Kaleidoscope by Ink Circles. I stitched it over 2 on 36ct Stone linen from Crossed Wing. Started on 5/16/08 and finished 12/28/09. I'm hoping to either find or convince someone (like my Dad) to custom build me a box with place to insert this into the lid. That was my intention when I started it and I'm still looking for a good box to buy but no such luck yet.
I also got a few gifts framed right at the end of the year- TW's English Garden Welcome for my Mom's birthday and L&L's Celtic Noel for my Grandma's Christmas gift. Stitching's been done on them for awhile now, just never got around to the framing part.
House of Stitches in Laporte did the framing for me and I was very happy with their work. I didn't want anything too fancy for either one that would outshine the needlework or would look out of place in my mother and grandmother's homes.
That's it for now, thanks for all the well wishes and good thoughts. Haven't made much progress with the adoption paperwork in the past couple weeks because of the holidays (today is Russian Orthodox Christmas) but hopefully things will start moving again next week and we'll start getting good news again.