With another proverb, it makes a great head-piece for the collection of houses "by the bay!"
My DH (along with Major hints from DD) drove to our LNS (45 mins. away) and bought me Lady Scarlet and a gift certificate for my birthday!! I just love her. Isn't she pretty on the pink. An aside: this is my long ago start on Chatelaine's Convent Garden.
Anyway, the funny story along with the gifts is that I called Jessica when he gave me my bday card and the gifts to tell her, and she said, "Let's drive to Golden Needle and find some stash for you, Mom!" To wit, DH, upon hearing my response says, "Oh, no!! You can't drive up there! It costs $50 in gas!" Jess and I started laughing. So typical of him.... Here's your gift, but enough is enough with this birthday spending!!! LOL It was a great gift anyway, I emailed and placed an order happily. :]
Another fuzzy pic. of: CHS - Blackhorse Inn - Once, I lived in Mendham, NJ, where the true, historic Blackhorse Inn is located on Main Street. The building is actually yellow with black trim now. But, it was the Inn on the Stage Coach road to New York City in those days. So, I had to have this chart! Then, I ordered By the Bay's "In My Father's House." "Charity for All" by Erica Michaels is for my son, Jason, Hadley's dad, who is a real patriot and a American is the best sense. "Celtic Beasties" by Ink Circles is for Jessica's husband, Kevin's Christmas present....he's a true Irishman. Then, naturally, I had to have the latest "Sampler & Antique Needlework." Oh....and this beautiful volume of Jane Austen's novels guilded pages and all!! Yummy!! From Barnes & Nobel. I'll post my Golden Needle gift certificate things when they come in later!
Stitching guild meeting tomorrow night and Steamy Sunday Stitching at Martha's this Sunday...what fun! Nearly finished with "Sepulcre," so starting "Audition," Barbara Walters' new memoir. And, happily awaiting Kellan, whose doctor just gave him a delivery date of July 15th yesterday...assuming Kellan waits that long! :]
Thank you to dear friends who emailed and sent cyber birthday cards!! I love my friends!