With her permission, of course, I have snagged the picture that Etha took of my birthday present before she sent it to me.
Is that not just a WOW???? How fabulous is this????
It is SOOO much more beautiful IRL you could not believe. It is VERY three dimensional with many layers and so many different textures- a real work of art. I have not yet hung it up because it must go into a special and permanent location- I am thinking near the beautiful whitework embroidery she gave me years ago.
Today I will be slowly working around the house. There is an immense amount of work that needs doing- after the last several weeks (actually ALL of 2009 so far) things around here have fallen into total chaos. I will be taking it easy while I do this though- my fibromyalgia is raging out of control, mostly due to incredible stress at work. I also want to get in a little time outdoors today- it is WARM and that always make me feel better.
Later today or tonight I want to do some stitching work on the Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler- I didn't put a single stitch into it in February so I am way behind in the stitch-a-long for that. Hopefully I'll have a good update by the end of March.
So, I'm off to toodle around the house doing odds and ends- back later!