Only 3 to go, woohoo. The end is in sight, and if I keep up the finish-a-penguin-a-month pace, then the piece will be finished with time to have it framed ready for my mum's birthday in November. YEEHA. Eleven years to stitch 22 penguins can't be too slow, can it? LOL I counted up how many other things I've stitched for mum in the meantime and it added up to 9 things, which makes it not so bad :)
Anyhoo - here's number 19
And this is what the row 1 thru 19 looks like in total
Only 3 sleeps to go and Jessica is on a plane to Surfers. She's sooo excited now. The bag is 90% packed, last minute items sorted out and by Wednesday night she'll be good to go.
Sunday, after cheer practice, the team got to perform the routine during half time at the Harbour Heat vs Hawks basketball semifinal. It was a great experience for them and they really enjoyed the atmosphere. I'd not ever been to a live basketball game before and I was astounded at the speed and ferocity of the play - no wonder there's several refs out on the court!
The team tracksuits got handed out. Thank heaven for my fabuous MiL. Jeanette is a wonder at alterations (trained sample machinist, now works for a drycleaners as their alterations guru), and just as well as the pants have to be virtually remade to fit my tiny 10 year old. Funny thing is Jeanette had already altered a pair today for another team member! Talk about small world. Apparently her boss's granddaughter or niece is Jess' back base, and her track pants needed major alterations too.
Must remember to take photos at the airport, if only on the mobile's camera. Jess will definitely want a record of this trip :)