I did get the April Sampler done from Kooler Design. This pattern is found in the book I checked out from our library, called 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs.
This last Tuesday evening was Fine Arts Night at Madeleine's high school. The art students are all dressed up and are there presenting their art pieces they have worked on all year. They are for sale to the public. Madeleine sold 4 of her paintings and made $715 dollars! We are just so very proud of her.
When we arrived and viewed her display, I noticed she had Not For Sale on my favorite painting of hers. I asked her, "What?!" My dear girl said, "That is because I am giving it to you Mom." I can't quite express the feelings I had just then. ♥
You may recall me showing you this painting before, months ago, when I, ahem, complained that she was so very close to finishing it and she just would not!!! Well she finished it. Here it is.
I have not told you yet. Madeleine did not desire to go away to college. She is going to Mount Mary University, in Milwaukee. It is about a 20 minute drive from our home. They have a fine art program there. She is still unsure of her career choice, but she was told by an artist that night that she could just sell her paintings now. And one of the purchasers of her paintings was an artist himself. However, Madeleine does not want to commit to a career in art quite yet. So she chose not to go to an exclusively art college. Isn't this a gorgeous campus?
That is it for me today friends. I hope you have a stitchtastic weekend! I'm gonna. I plan on ditching this headache for good. Well, a girl can hope right?
Stitching and praying,
|Mr. Henry and the non-stop wagging tail|