In Hebrew, each letter has a numeric value. The numeric value of chet is 8, and the numeric value of yud is 10; thus the numeric value of the world chai is 18. Because of this association between chai ('life') and the number, 18 has come to be seen as something of a lucky number.
Who knew that my favorite number (73) would be so quickly eclipsed in my heart by the # 18? Here I am in November and I have completed 18 canvasses this year! And, as you can see above, that is a lucky number! I feel lucky!
Only November 15th and it has been a grand month for needlepoint. I traveled to Memphis to see Amy & Jill and to meet Kirsten! Laurie, Mary, Pam, & Rosanne and I had a great trip to Memphis and we even got some stitching done! Loved meeting Kirsten at Amy's shop. What a darling baby girl she had and I made every attempt to take her home......I almost went Rogue with Baby Rogue!
I worked on the Three Witches and my Kelly Clark Drummer Boy. In the evenings, I worked on the Bride's Book and enjoyed the Memphis night life!
Aside from a reunion with Amanda at the Westin and interesting conversation with Justin Beiber Fans, there was stitching, eating, drinking, and Laughing! The Laughing was the best part!
I came home all full of excitement to stitch and as of yesterday, I have finished the Bride's Book and the KC Drummer Boy.
Here are a few in process photos of the book and then the completed product along with the completed Drummer Boy!
All in all, that makes my total for 2012 18 canvasses. I would love to finish two more to round it out, but, I can tell you that it will not happen at this point. I really want to get back to the stocking and see if I can complete it by February......it is a goal anyway!