Here is my latest progress on ABC lessons. For whatever reason, I didn't get much stitching done this week. I'm not sure why - just didn't seem to have the stitching "mojo" going. And this is a project I like stitching on, it's a pretty easy fun stitch. Oh well, I'm not doing it for any particular reason, so no rush!
And on a non-stitching note - I have the most wonderful parents EVER!!! Things are tight for me right now (since I'm only working two days a week) and they offered to pay for the framing on my "March" project in my previous posting. That was really nice of them, and a big help. Custom framing is SO expensive, but on something like that project that was a gift I really think it's worth it.
Two funny things about the framing on that piece - I pulled it up on the 123 catalog to see who the designer was, and saw that they had framed and matted it very similarly for the sample to how I had done it. And I can honestly say I didn't remember that, I just worked with the framer. And to make it funnier - I pulled the pattern out to show the similarity to my parents, and guess what - I didn't forget to dot the I! There is no dot over the I on the pattern! LOL
Then today my dad called me...to offer me their CAR!!!! To back up a little bit - Mike and I have been a one car family for a couple of years now. Mike had been driving my old car, and it finally died. It needed a transmission, and since the car had about 170,000 miles on it, we just didn't want to make the investment. At the time, Mike was about to lose his job, so we weren't in a position to go buy a car to replace it. Then...he got a full time job and not too long afterwards my hours got cut. So, again...not in a position to start a new car loan. My parents had two cars - a 17 year old Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible, and I'm not sure how new their other car is (maybe 6-8 years old) but the mileage on that car was getting high enough that dad was feeling more comfortable getting a second newer car. So they went yesterday and bought themselves a Ford Fusion. They weren't offering much of anything in trade for the Oldsmobile - it is 17 years old, and has about 130,000 miles on it. So my dad figured if they weren't going to get much for it, they might as well give it to us! So now I don't have to make two round trips every day on my day off to take Mike to work, and we don't have to deal with all the logistics of sharing a car. I'm so happy! My parents are just AWESOME!!!!
Sorry to ramble....
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