Happy Belated St. Patricks Day! I have a pair of "Irish" socks I received from a fellow stitcher a few years ago. One is green and the other is orange. I wore them yesterday :) (The BF said I looked silly... can you believe it?!)
Did you know that March 6th is designated as Employee Appreication Day? Yeppers.
To celebrate, my employer handed out gifts to every employee. In a reusable shopping bag was a picnic blanket, a lunch bowl with a pull out 3-section tray complete with fork and salad dressing container, and a drink cup. Oh, but that's not all my new employer did for us. They catered in an excellent lunch: Yummy fried chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, corn, and salad. To top it off, management served up the meals! For the morning break, they brought in fruit to snack on. For the afternoon break, they brought in yum-yum-yummy cupcakes. I have never worked at a place that actually celebrated the employees... bosses day, yes... employees no. Incidentally, I passed my 90-day probation period last week. Woo Hoo!
Last month, I was contacted by a stitcher (through another blogger) who was downsizing her stash and wondered if I would be interested in the Asian themed ones. In exchange for doing backstitching and French knots on Yuku Haru that she stitched, Deb (no blog) sent me two Maia Geisha kits, a Janlyn Geisha kit, and 7 Asian themed books!
I originally had planned just to buy the kits, but she suggested that she'd send it all to me if I'd just finish her project for her. I didn't realize how much backstitching there is, but it's okay since I don't mind it. So far, I’ve done the collar/shoulders of the kimono and most of the hair.
My plan is to alternate Yuku Haru and JG until one of them is finished. Speaking of JG, I’ve made a bit more progress. Here’s what it looked like before…
… and now:
Other JG WIP photos can be seen HERE.
As Porky Pig says, “Th-th-that’s all folks!)