Thank you all so much for your sweet compliments on Barnabee. I am so thrilled to finally have him finished. I haven’t had a chance to stitch at all since finishing him until last night, so you can imagine what a treat that was! Last week was such a whirlwind! I finished Barnabee, finished reading The Masterpiece, took my vendor certification exam for Microsoft Excel 2007 (which I passed!) and rounded all of that up before heading off to Virginia for the weekend. Eric and I had a lovely, although short trip to Virginia and just returned Monday night. While I was gone I started and finished a new book, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. Loved it! Can’t wait to get the next one. I’ve started a new book now (reading the 4th Chiaverini book) and am loving it!
So, yesterday coming back to work was crazy, as you can well imagine after having been out for a couple of days. But, all was rewarded last night when I attended the monthly gathering of the Tudor Rose Sampler Guild. My new good friend and loyal blog reader, Barbie, convinced me to go after showing me photos of an upcoming Jane Timmers workshop they will be having. This is the Madeira Sampler Tin Project. Isn’t it lovely? This is just a peek, but I am hooked! I met Barbie for the first time last night and she brought me a gorgeous gift….
Barbie, I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your photos of this beauty! She stitched (over one no less) this beautiful Queen of the Needle tin topper for me and the coordinating fob! Barbie, you are such a jewel! I can’t thank you enough!!!
The Guild was having its annual stash sale last night, but I was a good girl and didn’t bring anything home. I brought Barnabee with me to share as a recent finish though! As the program for last night’s meeting was the stash sale, I was able to stitch a little and visit. I started working on my June block (Road Trip) for my Red Thread. I managed to get my block outline completely finished even while talking. So, that was a treat. I joined the Guild and am looking forward to next month’s meeting. And since I did join the Guild (although not EGA) I am counting this as fulfilling this item on my 101 Things List.
Not too much else going on around here. I am looking forward to the weekend, and getting a little more stitching done. Anna and I are reinstating our Mermaid SAL on Sunday, so look for an update on my Mermaids of the Deep Blue. My last update was in March. And of course, I intend to get my Red Thread back on track as well.
And, I cannot forget to mention that Jenna and Katrina both awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you both for the sweet compliment. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it, especially as I’ve been feeling the creativity is few and far between here lately! Now, I am supposed to nominate a few others for this award in return, but as I have been so remiss in visiting blogs lately and since there are so many wonderful stitchers blogging, I will award it to each of you who visit me! Enjoy!!!
I am grateful for new friends and a dear friend’s husband who is on the road to recovery and good health!