Thanks so much for the well-wishes for my interview last week. It went well and I was called back for a second interview, which was yesterday. I’m still waiting to hear on that. Thursday night Eric retaught me Algebra, and Friday morning I had my test. I had to take a practice test first to see what level they needed to test me at. They ended up testing me at the advanced level and I passed the test with no problems. So, that’s done. I tell you though, by the end of last week I was SO tired. Friday night Eric told me I needed to be ready to leave the house at 8:15 Saturday morning. He surprised me by taking me to Oklahoma City for the day to see the Chihuly exhibit at the museum there. So fun! I was so excited he planned this day trip! The Oklahoma City museum has the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly’s work in the world (who knew!!), so it was wonderful to see. If you look carefully at the photo above, you can see the piece the museum commissioned in that front window. It stands 55 feet tall and made up of individual blown glass pieces.
Gorgeous, isn’t it?
In the lobby of the museum is also this gorgeous chandelier. They were having story time for some little ones underneath it, so I couldn’t get too close.
The exhibit itself was amazing, it was very dim in there so that the pieces seemed to glow from within. This is the 40-foot-long Persian Ceiling. The exhibit consisted of about 1800 pieces, and every time you turned a corner you were met with something new.
We spent some of the afternoon at the tropical conservatory and then had a wonderful dinner at a local Italian restaurant. We drove home after a full day, gave Romeo his insulin and fell into bed. What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary!
In stitching news – though there hasn’t been time for much lately – I started a new project on the drive to OKC. I had a dream about it, and you know how that goes! This is the Peace ornament by Country Cottage Needleworks from the JCS Ornament issue. I didn’t get very far in three hours (stitching in the car is hard!), but I’m glad I started it. I pulled the thread and fabric from my stash (I LOVE being able to do that!).
I moved the L over to the left and started the next motif. I think I’m much happier with it. It visually looks centered now, even though it really isn’t.
I did stitch on Barnabee for Just Nan Sunday. I stitched the watermelon row and got started on the next row of verse. I have some little ants to stitch, then the verse itself. As you can see I am nearing the end of Part 2!
I have many more things to show you next time – including the finished wedding quilt! Stay tuned!!!
I am grateful for a husband who surprises me with a favorite artist.