Tuesday, August 28, 2007
We had great fun. Dear Carolyn had never ever had Chinese food, so we all brought or made our favorite Chinese dish. There was lots of stir fry, egg rolls, sesame Chicken, rangoons, rice, hot & sour soup (my fav!). We ate and stitched and ate and stitched. Carolyn tried to convince us all that she has never had Italian food.... Deb ( Lavender Rose Ramblings ) came and spent the evening with us. Everyone had a great laugh when they discovered I found her on-line! I think it was a good discovery!
The "over nighter" ended at midnight (we can't stay awake and see our fibers after that!). It was great fun. Looking forward to the next one!
Nothing new in my life. I have been working on the EMS baby sampler. Will get a picture and update my progress this weekend. I must finish this soon, for my own sanity. So many things I am dying to stitch and start & don't dare. I need to find more hours in the day. I'm thankful for a long upcoming holiday weekend with no plans! I love love love being at home!! My thoughts will be with my family in Dodge City this weekend. I will miss the Family Reunion (my mom's side) but look forward to viewing the pictures and hearing all the news.
I'm off to stitch and watch the next installment of BB8, after I check out Deb's blog, she is tempting me~~~~ throw me a rope~~~~~~
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I'm going to teach a tassel class!
Come one, come all.....
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007
Time: 12:00 noon- 4:00pm
Where: Golden Needle, Port Charlotte FL
Contact: Me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(be sure to put "Tassel Class" in the subject line or I might miss it!) or Cathy at Golden Needle
email@example.com or call or go to the shop!
Cost: Includes fiber, needles, beads, beading thread, and other assorted must haves and will be between $20 - $25 and we might have tea!
You'll want bunches, one for each pair of scissors, one for each ceiling fan chain, one for each drawer pull, a couple for your Christmas tree, gifts..... oh my!
Later! Gotta watch BB8! xoxo
I'm sorry for the poor photo quality, but it's white on white!
I'm a member of Susan Greening Davis Yahoo groupies (of course!). Here is the post I left for the group after our return from Savannah:
What a great time in Savannah, but better yet, what an awesome project. Susan has out done her self on this beauty. Last night, I dreamed I had the whole project stitched and hanging in my guest room! This piece is a dream come true & it will be finished! It was a wonderful weekend of stitching with friends and meeting other LMP..... like minded people! I wanted the weekend to continue, so I brought my project pouch to work with me today & kept opening it up and peeking inside and touching the fabric and looking at the picture... (I'm hooked!).
We made it home around 8pm last night. A long drive, but we solved so many problems. Casted a movie. Laughed. Encouraged. Got to see Cathy's new grandson. Planned a tassel class. Anita stitched. She even did some cutting on her practice piece! It was just a great time.We thought we would share some things we learned on our Savannah trip:
~~You can go a day and a half without a room key & the hotel staff will still smile when they come to let you in your room.... again.
~~Mapquest does not know how to get to the hotel.
~~Coldstone Creamery Ice Cream is da bomb!
~~Coffee is good for you.
~~All roads lead to Mt. Dora
~~Even the masters lick their threads.
~~The Bay Street side of River Walk really is the "top shelf" of the historic district.
~~It's pretty neat to stitch with the eye of the needle, if you wear your thimble.... on the right finger...
~~Kathy can snort.
~~If you cut the wrong thread, weave the wrong way, follow Sally's rules and just cover it with a button!
I'm so thankful for all my stitching friends, new and old. I enjoy my time with you all. I think it is important for us to have opportunities to share and learn and am so thankful to Susan and Sally. My non-stitching friends are amazed that I would travel 6-8 hours, one way, to "put threads in a piece of fabric", but I'd do it in a heartbeat! If you ever get down on the Florida Gulf Coast, let me know, I'll let you sit in my favorite stitching chair, fix you a nice cool drink and stitch the time away with you.
Stay safe! Happy stitching!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
1. Where is your Cellphone? - purse
2. Relationship? - married
3. Your Hair? - brown
4. Work? - busy
5. Your sister? - one
6. Your favorite thing? - home
7. Your dream last night? - water
8. Your favorite drink? - water
9. Your dream car? - CTS
10. The room you’re in? - office
11. Your shoes? - Birk's
12. Your fears? - snakes
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? - healthy
14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? - hubby
15. What are you not good at? - patience
16. Muffin? - cranberry
17. One of your wish list items? - CTS
18. Where you grew up? - Wichita
19. Last thing you did? - packed
20. What are you wearing? - pj's
21. What aren’t you wearing? - rings
22. Your pet? - hubby
23. Your computer? - Dell
24. Your life? - happy
25. Your mood? - sleepy
26. Missing? - Marla
27. What are you thinking about right now? - Savannah
28. Your car? - Mercury
29. Your kitchen? - clean
30. Your summer? - HOT
31. Your favorite color? - blue
32. Last time you laughed? - tonight
33. Last time you cried? - today
34. School? - nope
35. Love? - completely
Monday, August 13, 2007
I remember what I was stitching on that day, Faith, by Emie Bishop, a Christmas gift for my boss, that I had the sense to start in January of that year! I took 1 progress photo and that was it. I did finish it and had it framed and ready to go by Christmas! Surprise! Next time I'm at their home I will get a real photo! I remember working the kloster blocks the day of the storm, stopping to pace, listening to the news reports, thinking we were all going to die, praying to God we made it... It was a comfort, once the power came back on, to be able to pick up my stitching again! Oh, my boss & family? They loved the piece & it hangs in their living room for all to see.
I have no stitching updates to post. Maybe I should rename my blog "365 excuses not to stitch"... It was just one of those weekends. I am in need of my social security card. The hunt was on. I found: My very first social security card, my social security card when I was married the first time, my social security card after my divorce when I took my maiden name back, my Oklahoma drivers license ( we moved from there in 2/96), $8.38 in change, a picture of my first car (a 1974 Chevy Nova!), all 3 kids social security cards, my passport, names and address' of people I don't even remember.... but no social security card in my current name (that I have had for 16 years thank you). So, it was off to the SS Admin office today. Not a pleasant place to spend 3 hours, but got a new card on the way and a letter from the SSA to prove I am who I am.... the real card should be here in 2 weeks.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Today at work, we hosted our once a year seminar. Had about 60 folks come. Great lunch (I had baby greens and a crab cake, it was to die for!) and 3 great speakers.
That's about all I have to say about that!
EGA tomorrow night! Better get my bag packed so I'm ready to rock and roll at quitting time! Stay safe! Happy stitching!
Saturday, August 4, 2007
The view from our home early this morning! Bruce went out to get the paper about 5:20 this morning & hollered for me to bring the camera. I'm so glad he did! I wish my photography skills were better. I used the night time setting on the camera, so this is lighter than it really was. Here is what meterologist Jim Clarke has to say about what we saw in the early morning pre dawn sky:
What Is That In The Sky? Early Saturday morning, emails and phone calls were received wondering what was being seen in the sky. About 30 minutes before sunrise the night sky revealed a beautiful and unusual display. The clouds were actually vapor that was emitted from an unmanned rocket launched by NASA at 5:26 EST that was heading to Mars. The clouds, which were 300,000 feet up in the sky, were then illuminated by the sunlight just below the horizon. This atmospheric phenomenon is known as called noctilucent clouds which roughly means “night shining” in Latin. Noctilucent clouds are most commonly seen during the summer months between 50 and 70 degrees north and south of the equator.