And that was the only way I could think of to get a "9" into the title.
I needed a 9 because... today is our 9th wedding anniversary!
9 years! Wow. Almost a decade. I can't believe we've been married that long. Crazy! The above photo is from right after we were pronounced husband and wife. We had packed the room to overflow capacity- everyone said yes. And I had my dream dress- with layer upon layer of tulle in the skirt.
And we didn't fit back down the aisle next to each other. So The Hubby had to fall behind. I could make a smart aleck comment about how he's been falling into place ever since, but really, I am super duper blessed to have such a great husband.
The other reason I included stitch in the title- I actually did some last night. Some sewing, not knitting. I put together that hip to be square top, and also cut the 70 4.5x4.5 border squares.
I needed some sewing time to de-stress. Those of you that follow me on Twitter, or are my friends on Facebook, or both, have noticed my feed over the last 2 days. Thank you for all the sweet messages of concern. On Tuesday afternoon, directly out front of our building, a woman we serve was struck and killed by a car. Many of our staff witnessed her death. The story came out later: she had been kicked out of the bar across the street, she was hammered, and she wandered into the street. It is a VERY busy street. No charges will be filed against the driver as he had no way to stop in time. Needless to say, this was shocking and awful for both our staff and the women we serve. The bar is actually liable- you can't get someone that drunk, and if you do, you can't throw them out without taking some precautions for their safety...
So we are all moving on from that. And I'm going to celebrate with my husband- but not until tomorrow, when the neighbors are watching the kids so we can get dinner out and see the new Batman.