There was really no point in starting with "one step forward", because I'm not sure I'm not just continuously taking two steps backward! Ever feel that way? I am inundated and the next four days will be gloriously full (much as the past three days have been). At some point I'll stop, catch my breath, and catch up. In the meantime, it is what it is: DECEMBER!
I wanted to share a lovely, lovely win from the UR Priceless blog hop. I'd stopped by Maria's blog, Personalized Sketches and Sentiments, to check out her sweet little purses (and she did a marvelous job, both with her darling purses *and* her fun presentation -- check it out HERE), and since I was already there, I entered her giveaway for a personalized monogram. I was so delighted when she notified me I was one of her winners! After chatting back and forth with her for a bit, I chose the name I wanted monogrammed and the font style and sent it off to her.
It came in Tuesday's mail. I'd used Everett's initials -- I knew that would be something Jocelyn would enjoy -- and since I was on my way to visit with her that morning, I waited to open it until I got there. Then I let Joc do the honors -- it's lovely!
And it's not just a monogram. Check closely the lines that make up each letter:
Do you see it? EVERETT over and over make up the "E".
And yup, SAMUEL is the basis for the "S".
And MERKEL! Isn't it clever and beautiful?! Maria did a fabulous, marvelous job and I'm so appreciative! She does all types of sketches and is very creative. Definitely worth checking out!
While I was there, Ellie and I had some chat time . . .
Look how big she's getting!
Not a bad shot, considering I'm holding the camera! Ellie couldn't quite figure out what was going on! Look at her big, beautiful eyes!
And not to leave Leia out . . . she was most interested in my Redwork course exercises.
She closely inspecting my satin stitches there!
Or perhaps that's her way of saying, "What hand work?? You came here to pet *me*!" And though it's a day late, my week still wouldn't be complete if I didn't link up to Sarah Did It! and Feline Friday!!
On to the day's (month's?!) busyness!