Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A spring surprise and a sigh of relief

The other day I got the nicest surprise - a mysterious envelope arrived with a lovely skein of Crescent Colours floss - Ripe Melon. Enclosed was a note and a card with the url of a really neat blog: Here you are encouraged to do nice things for somebody, and post comments about what you did or how someone blessed you with a kindness. It was such a treat, a real pick-me-up, and I'm having fun deciding what to do now that it's "my turn." Thank you, anonymous friend (I have a sneaking suspicion that I know who you might be, but it's fun to speculate)!
The sigh of relief is because I am just about finished with Always and Forever (everything except the initials), and the border ends matched up! I can't tell you how scared I was as I approached the finish line, but all was well. I did make one mistake with this piece - I started the border one stitch above the tree more than there should be, but even though the bottom of the border was thus closer to the lettering, I think it looks okay.

Moon and Stars is still perking along - I'm just doing the finishing touches. So I hope to post pictures of that soon. Of course, soon for me could mean weeks, but I'm trying!