I finished my new sampler Sunday afternoon on Mother's Day. Such a wonderful day. Each of my girls fussing over me and their grammy in their best, sweetest way. The sun was out, the birds were singing and flying, the dogwood was fully in bloom. Mom was there watching me take the last couple of stitches.
And then she said, "Can I have that?" She never asks for anything. Especially these days when she is feeling way past the need to acquire stuff. It's Mother's Day. Of course, I said yes.
Problem is that I also promised it to Jane for her birthday. When I got around to naming the design, it was halfway stitched. Even though it wasn't a perfect likeness, I thought of her Katie and Andy up there in the windows, her Ben at the door and Roxy in the window. The whole thing just sort of (and I do mean sort of) looked like her beloved house in Barney Park- sold last summer. With her birthday coming up, I thought it should be for her. And I told her so.
But Ben was a black lab and Roxy is gray. I was planning to take out these dog/kitty stitches and redo them for her. Instead, I'll make another one. This time I'll drop the spots and make Ben's tail longer so he looks like a lab.
Works for me too. I get to stitch it all over again!