Sounds great Norma! It looks like you're going to have lots of opportunities to play with soapstone!
I just bought my second stone today. 18.5 x 26. It was bigger than what I wanted and more costly ($36 as compared to my last one that was $23), but all in all, I did okay. They gave me a free cut (the last time I was there they were like "we don't cut at this location") and charged me only for the cut piece, not for the pre-cut size. Since the cut went along the middle, the whole piece probably would have been $70ish. It also gave me exactly the length I wanted on one dimension. As far as the shorter dimension goes... I bought two $2.25 masonry blades at Home Depot on the way home.
I did happen to notice that they only had about 1/4 the remnants that they had the last time that I was there. Before it was an entire parking lot of remnants and today it was just a corner. I think I might have shot myself in the foot by recommending soapstone so highly
I also noticed that many of the remaining remnants were either impure/had lots of marble/serpentine veins running through them or were low talc stones. Lots of green, beige and brown, but not a lot of gray. Before I got the pick of the litter, but today it was the dregs. I hope it's not a sign of things to come.
Edit: Btw, Norma, that is one sharp looking oven. All that beautiful stainless.