Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Fine Finish!

I finished stitching Drawn Thread's Souvenir Sampler. I can't believe it. I finished a day before my goal. That is just so unlike me. I have to bring it to my cousin's on Sunday so that I can iron it before I attach the buttons and charms. (My iron is caked with gunk.) Then I'll roll it into a tube, cross my fingers for luck, and send it off to my framer in NH. I'll pick it up the day before the anniversary party.

We finally got the party nailed down; invitations to brunch went out the beginning of this week. The vast majority were handstamped at Ben Franklin's old Post Office (the guy at my regular post office told me to go there to make it "special"). I should start receiving RSVPs soon. We still have 4 people to find/get addresses for. Do you know how hard that is to do when you can't ask your parents? Sissy and I keep fighting over whether or not someone's dead. So far she's 0-1 and my dead guy's still pending. [G] We have a daisies theme. My mother carried calla lillies, but she keeps getting calla lilly tchotchkes from my grandmother and mom has had enough. Her original wedding colors were blue and yellow, so were' going with that. We found the cutest blue and yellow daisy cake, et voila! Now, I hope people can come. It's going to be a great surprise!

Oh! I just noticed that I missed stitching four stitches on one butterfly. Forgive me, but I won't take another photo until the charms are on.


best pal said...

So we're hoping the 'rents don't read the blog, right?

Cheryl in DC said...

This looks great. Can't wait to see it with the charms attached.

Lelia said...

WOOT! Wonderful sampler.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on your finish!

Hope the party is a success.

Lee said...

SS looks fabulous! You'll take a photo again after it's been framed, right? I can't wait to see it.

It sounds like you're having a great time planning and plotting, too. What fun!

Dianne said...

Lovely piece Anna! Nice detail which I love. Good job getting it done before your deadline.