Saturday, March 7, 2009

My birthday present

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!


Etha said...

I keep thinking I want one too :) a banner that is, and then one for the other season.... hehe
I'm muttering around the house as well, this time I am starting at the garage with cleanup cause that never gets done due to chaos in the house. But after years of neglect, it MUST be done.... ugh
My garbage can only holds so much, so I'll be doing this for weeks!

Diane said...

It is gorgeous! What a blessing to receive it! Happy toodling!

Shirley said...

It's wonderful to see it again. Like everything she touches, it is really lovely and what a work of art!