Monday, June 30, 2008
I was one Happy Stitcher today!!! I walked to the mailbox today expecting only bills...but I got my LK Crazy Caption contest!!! I was one very happy Stitcher!!! They sent me: Stocking, Holly, Santa, Cookies of the new Xmas Fliptis, Hocus pocus, Fall Squared and the big prize:
The Carzy Caption winner kits: Normal is just a setting on the Washer!! This has the fabric, buttons and charms!! I was one happy person!!!
Yesterday, I had a friend cover over and we spent the afternoon watching the Tudors season 2 off Showtime. We watched the first 5 episodes before she had to go home. My DH went and played poker all day and night. I spent my day watching TV and stitching. I worked on my Tiger yesterday and today. I finished page 8 of 16 pages. I would love to finish this by September to enter it in the fair...but I am not sure I can do that...
DH and I went for brunch today today at Granite City. It was so yummy! I spent the afternoon playing in my sewing room. I took a long hard look at all my charts...and I cleaned out several that Iwill never stitch.....I did put all my disney charts/kits in one location. I put all my disney magazines in another....It seems I have alot of disney charts! I need to get to stitching them!
BAP's finished: 1/5
Stitches stitched: 147,660
Stitches Left: 105,778
Percentage complete: 58.3%
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I have a finish!!! I worked on my Kat's by Kelly design. This is the 2006 monthly Kats series. It started as an RR project where 4 different ladies worked on it. I am now working on the last few months to finish it up. I need to stitch 5 more Kats until it is finished. I think tomorrow I am going to work on my Tiger...it has been a while since I worked on it.
Stopped by my local LNS today to pick up some fibers for my friend Kim in WI. I also delieved the trunk show that Debbie Draper was so kind to send the retreat girls to oooh and ahhh over them!!!!No stitching numbers to update....still only have 1/5 BAP's finished. It is so depressing. I want to finish all of them before the end of the year....not sure it is going to happen though.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I was able to host the retreat this year and we had a ball!!! Karin came in early and we went to Turpentine Creek in Eureka Springs, AR to the Big Cat rescue. We arrived about 45 minutes before feeding time and we walked around and looked at the bed cats. Some of their stories were so sad. It just amazes me about how people will treat animals. After reading some of their stories I was ready to break into tears.
Thursday morning, several of us went to Gentry to the Wildlife Safari. It was so amazing...we had the most awesome experience! We were able to bottle feed 2 four-week old baby tigers. Kitty and Cat. It was so cool. We also was able to play with a baby spider monkey, lemurs, baby rabbits and a big boa constrictor. We went to a new LNS in Gravette. I did some shopping and found some really good deals on sale!! I was very proud of myself for that. That night we went to Shoguns for dinner and then to Hobby Lobby. Thursday night, I held a fiber class and a fiber challenge class.
Friday morning, we went to Hobby Lobby and then over to Rogers to spend the day. We had lunch at the Tea Room, popped over to the Dollar Saver, then the Rabbits Lair. The last LNS we visited was The Busy Needle were Sara taught us a dye class....she was fabulous. Everyone dyed some beautiful fabrics and threads. My husband grilled chicken and ribs for our dinner and we all had a wonderful time.
We all went to Tulsa on Saturday. We visited Stitchworks and The Silver Needle. We had lunch at Joe's Crab Shack. Saturday night we went to Olive Garden for Dinner and then Debra hosted a wonderful Finishing Class.
Sunday morning everyone headed home. Not before Karin, Vicki L and I went to War Eagle Mill and Cavern. Karin and I went into the big dark scary cave....while Vicki L was the smart one and sat outside to stitch. Karin and I dropped Vicki off at the Bus Station and then we were off to Tulsa again so we could take Karin to the airport.
I finally was home around a 8:45 pm....the sad thing...I hosted the retreat in MY hometown and the girls who drove home from Indiana beat me home!!!
Stitches stitched: 144,636
Stitches left: 108,802
Percentage completed: 57.1%