First, IHSW. We're still in California so I'm taking every opportunity I have to stitch in between taking care of things for a cross-country move (YIKES!). The upcoming move has changed my rotation a bit. I really want to finish Tiny Rose Garden Mandala before I leave since I need my mom (and her sewing machine) to finish it into a pillow. I'm also still working on the secret stitch, which I'll show you guys next week (super excited!).
So here's my Tiny Rose Garden Mandala before and after IHSW.
Next step, the TUSAL for the month!
And the last stitch-related update is I won a giveaway! I actually won this giveaway May 15, but I didn't know since I've been going crazy lately! I won Nancy's hand-dyed floss giveaway over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I'm super excited about this because I've never won a giveaway before! Looking forward to getting my floss and sharing it with you all.
I've been going a bit crazy lately because of the move. I'm going to be honest - I'm really excited about moving to Texas. It's a brand new adventure for us and it will be exciting. BUT we're moving to Midland, Texas. There's nothing wrong with Midland as a town, but they're currently going through a boom and there are no places to live! Boyfriend has 30 days to relocate for work and I was starting to get worried about us actually finding a place! I was seriously ready to just get on a plane and fly out there blind just to find a place. But last week, on a whim, I sent a rental application to a complex via FedEx overnight. Afterwards I wondered why I bothered sending it overnight since per their email they didn't have anything until August. The next morning I received an email from one of their leasing agents that they had an apartment, within our budget, available mid-July. Do we want it? YES WE WANT IT. I jumped on it. Granted now we have to figure out what to do for June, but we'll hotel hop and it will all work out. I hope. At least we've got an apartment lined up!
The bathroom reno is going really well. We've picked out all the appliances, tile, colors, everything. Now we just have to get the house re-piped and next week the reno should start. I anticipate it looking really nice. Will provide you all with a before and after, which I anticipate will be really dramatic.
Last night Boyfriend and I went to a fancy dinner at Alexander's Steakhouse in Cupertino for our anniversary. Our anniversary isn't until May 29th, but considering the move and everything we decided to do it a little earlier. Oh my oh my it was AMAZING. This was a dining experience quite unlike any other. It was FANCY. And it was amazing. They asked what the occasion was, so we told them anniversary and at the end they brought out this beautifully decorated plate with a dessert with a candle and some champagne, all on the house. It was really lovely. An absolutely amazing night.
So, if you're still here with me after that novel of a post, thanks for all of your lovely supportive comments. You are all AMAZING and don't worry, I'll keep posting! You'll all get Texas updates and posts of the roadtrip (did I mention we're driving to Texas?) Thank you all for being here for me - you're all wonderful.