The preparations for the wedding seem to be well in hand. I haven't had much to do with that but just getting myself ready has been exhausting!! I did a dry run today of the dresses and foundation garments I will need next weekend and although the clothing was good, the shoes were not. So I took care of that this afternoon.
I haven't worn makeup for about 20 years so I had to go buy products and re-learn how to apply them recently. Hope I will be able to pull that off on the day!! I normally wouldn't have given it any thought but then read an article about not looking like a zombie in the wedding pics and since everyone else will be done professionally I figured I needed to tackle it.
I have been stitching as much as possible to try to keep the stress down so I have something to show at least! I've been slowly working out the color choices for Hannah Pepper and this is the small start I have made on that so far. (Please disregard the unfinished bird in the corner. I am still working out the colors there.)
|40 ct. Lakeside Meadow Rue|
w/overdyed cotton conversion
|I am really pleased with how this is turning out so far!|
Feeling better about getting this worked out, I decided I needed to work on some of my other WIPs and with any luck, get some things finished. I have WAY too many UFOs right now and I only have 2 finishes for the year so far. That is just unbelievable!! Last year I finished 17 pieces, most of them large, and if I have any hope of getting that UFO number down, I need to stitch like the wind!!
(Not that I have any idea how many UFOs I actually have. Lets just say I have 6 large Vera Bradley bags stuffed with them and leave it at that!! Maybe I will tackle that problem after the wedding!)
So, I have been working on Elizabeth Shepard for the last few days and managed to get it this far:
|This is about half way.|
|LOVE the pink accents in this one!|
This weekend is IH&SWeekend. I signed up this time but haven't decided what to work on yet. I am woefully behind on Serenity Harbor but I also have a Christmas gift I need to get started if I am going to have it done in time. Maybe, since I will have this weekend pretty much to myself I can manage to do both!
See you all next week, Laura