It is a rainy, dreary day here in the Shenandoah but that is fine with me! We need the rain and I am just enjoying being inside...cozy with the kitties and my stitching!
I am proud to announce that I am finally finished with the classes for my teaching licensure. I applied for my license on Saturday and I could not be happier! Hubby and I celebrated by going out to dinner not once but TWICE! Hey, the greatest gift is no dishes to wash, right?
I spent most of Saturday night and Sunday night stitching on my newest project, the Maria Monroe sampler. For the next three weeks, I will be proctoring the State Standardized Tests at one of the middle schools where I have been substituting. So, I needed to have something small that I could throw into my bag and pull out when there is a little free time. I decided on a cute sampler adaptation. Maria Monroe was the oldest daughter of our fifth president, James Monroe. Hubby and I visited their home, Ashlawn, just east of Charlottesville, VA about a year ago. Maria stitched a sampler in 1814 and the original is on display at Ashlawn. I was dying to find the reproduction chart and found a kit in the Ashlawn gift shop. However, it was not an exact reproduction of the sampler but an adaptation. Still, I had to have it. Here is a very bad picture of the finished sampler:
I hope that everyone has a great start to the week! I plan to get caught up on my blog reading and email responses. If you have emailed me, I promise to respond soon! I apologize for getting behind, but life has a way of forcing you to focus on other things! I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful progress being made here in blogland!