On Friday, I made cake balls for our librarian's birthday but I didn't take any photos. They didn't look anywhere near as beautiful as Bakerella's but they were delicious. One of the old ladies promised to move in and clean my house if I'd bake for her. I took her up on the deal but I'm afraid she's not ready to leave her husband for cake. Would you leave your husband for cake? LOL. Another one of the women told me the cake balls were better than the big O. Seroiusly*. I think I blushed. Another woman admitted that all she could think of was Alec Baldwin and Schweddy Balls, but she eventually tried them anyway. (I followed Bakerella's directions using a lemon cake and cream cheese frosting from a can.)
On Friday night, I didn't make any sweets for the stitchers. One of these days I should, but it's so hard to get my act together in those hours between stitching at the library and picking up the dog from day care before setting off for Chadds Ford. This month, I did not work on the marquoir (shock, horror). I forgot to put it in my bag. Instead, I nearly finished Hoppin' Along Sampler, one of my CJC pieces. It doesn't look like much now, but it gets much cuter when you finish it into a rabbit.
When Sissy and I took the train to New York yesterday, I finished all the motifs shortly before we pulled into Penn Station. We visited her dress and shoes (second fitting), ate dinner, then turned around and came home. The train ride home was not as conducive to stitching (it was an older local train).
My focus piece this month has been City Stitcher's Willow Trees Sampler. Even though it is from 1989... (Hello, Lee! I didn't pick this for your Older and Better birthday project, but I certainly could have.) Even though it is from 1989, I think it seems pretty modern in part because of LHN's Willow Tree Inn (2003) but also because the colors are not dated.
Even though I have so enjoyed working on this, I'm ready to put this one aside for the rest of the month so I can get some work done on the marquoir and Love Me, Love My Dog.
* Clearly, she needs to have better Os.