Everything came from the kit except the floss/thread and the 'boy' die cut. Funnily enough it was left over from the last time I counterfeited back in JULY! It was in my mini embellishment tub on my desk and worked perfectly. Recently Shimelle had a post featuring hand stitching on layouts by Mandy Koeppen and I fell in love with the stitching around thinkers idea. Now I don't have quite that much patience but I did decide to stitch around the photo. I am not sure if I like it as I think I should have backstitched it to create a solid line around the photo, I'll sleep on it and decide over the weekend.
In these photos The Extrovert was about 3 and he fearlessly wandered around with goats as big as him feeding them and patting them. I always printed the rolls of film back then and methodically placed them in albums but I didn't write any details down. I meant to go back when I had more time but with two toddlers and soon to be a third on the way that never happened. So the details of most of the trip are a bit vague. While I find it incredibly frustrating there is little I can do about it now so I will write what I can and move on.