Well, all I can say is that I am grateful last week is over. I took my final exam on Friday and did well. All that remains is scheduling and taking my certification exam. But that final exam studying required me to lock myself away completely the previous weekend as well as all throughout last week. Thank goodness it is done. I gave myself a break this weekend and relaxed. Today, the studying begins anew, as I’m hoping to get my certification exam scheduled for later this week.
I took full advantage of my “weekend off” though. Friday, I continued stitching on my Secret Stitcher piece. I almost have the stitching done, and I think the finishing will be very quick once I do. I will work on getting the finishing done this weekend. Unfortunately, of course, I can’t show it to you! But, trust me, it’s pretty. I’m trying to figure out how to stitch one for myself on the leftover fabric.
Saturday, I decided to go visit my parents. I’d had to take a raincheck last week on Mother’s Day, due to studying for my final. So, I spent the afternoon with them and watched the Preakness. What fun. I’m a little sad that Super Saver didn’t win, but I think he was pretty tired out still from the Derby.
Sunday, I spent with my nose stuck in the book I started on Friday, one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. But, when I was able to pull myself away from it, Eric and I caught up on episodes of America: The Story of Us that has been on the History Channel. It’s really good, if you get a chance to catch any of the episodes. We’re up to the Civil War now. But, it was a welcome and rare afternoon that the two of us could spend just watching some tv and enjoying each other’s company. We probably would have made it through more episodes, but we kept stopping it to talk about Eric’s ancestors on the Mayflower or discuss Jamestown, etc. So fun!
While we watched our shows, I decided to pull out the much-neglected And They Sinned to stitch on. When last we left our heroine, Fred and George had joined her but were running the risk of getting clubbed on their little heads. Now, Fred is getting surrounded by the cloud. I hope he’s not claustrophobic.
I’m pretty happy with how much I managed to get done on that cloud in one afternoon. I’ll have to go back and fill in the motifs once I get a little farther. I probably could have gotten a little more done, but I may have gotten distracted by watching Oprah’s Twilight show on the DVR while Eric was out at a photography class last night. But, I’m not admitting to anything.
Oh, and where did I get that beautiful scissor fob I have there? Why, thank you for asking! You may remember a few years ago, I participated in a Neighborhood Round Robin with several lovely ladies. Over the weekend, I received a stunning surprise in the mail. Kathy had sent me this gorgeous beaded scissor fob as a thank you for stitching on her RR. Such a sweetheart!! If you want to see the lighthouse block I stitched for her up close and personal, you can see it here. But, don’t miss clicking over to Kathy’s blog to see her RR completely finished! I love how she finished it into a pillow.
So, that’s it for me today. I’m sure I’ve talked your ear off, but honestly it feels so good to have had a little break.
I am grateful for a relaxing weekend and being almost done with school.