Thursday, July 24, 2008

Almost Friday ...

Hi there .. been awhile since I've blogged .. and ya know, I really miss it! But I have been reading all your blogs and I must say ladies, even through the summer you all are doing some amazing stitching! Which brings me to this very sweet blog award the both Michele B. and Sally honored me with. It was fun getting these award from both Sally and Michele. Sally's blog is one of the first stitching blogs I found and have been enjoying Sally's stitching and reading all about her girls. Michele is a new blogger and a new cross stitcher and boy she really has caught on to blogging and stitching faster than I every could have. Thank you both!

Now I need to pick my 5 nominees with the following rules ...
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

This is the hard part, choosing blogs to award .. there are soo many great blogs out there and there's a lot of blogs that already have been awarded and I know there's a lot of bloggers that don't really get into this .. but here's the 5 nominated blogs .. if you don't want to participate, it won't hurt my feelings at all *smile*

Ruthie at The Musing Badger

Michelle at I'm A Little Teapot

Chris at Chris' Stitching and Strumming
Kim at Kim's Northwoods Discoveries
Karen at Stitching and Sharing

I enjoy so many blogs out in blogland .. these are just a sampling of the one I enjoyn .. hope you check them out :)

Stevie Wonder was awesome in concert! If you like his music and ever get the chance to see him in person .. you won't be disappointed! The man's voice just seems to be getting better and better. At 57 he belted out songs for 2-1/2 hours and acted like he could go on and on. DH and I are really happy we saw him live and we would go again in a heart beat!

I have been stitching but don't have any pictures .. I left my camera over at my dad's house ... I'll get it this weekend and hopefully have stitching pictures to bore you with *grin*

I just finished reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. What a great book! If you've never heard of it, the book is written from a dog's view of his family. I don't know how Garth go into a dog's mind .. but if you are a dog lover, I really think you'll love this book! Has anyone read The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs? I just started it yesterday at lunch. I'm liking it so far .. did you like it?

I'm taking a day of vacation tomorrow. Lisa and I are going to the Bellevue Art and Craft Fair. It's a huge arts fair with everything from expensive one of a kind jewlrey and paintings to your usual sidewalk craft booths. I can't wait! The weather is perfect .. about 75 and I have saved a bit of cash to spend just on me .. or the house .. or for Christmas presents lol
ohhhhh and speaking of Christmas .. Lisa and I went to a Christmas in July event at our local fabric store and we think we have already decided on our Christmas craft for our friends/family .. remember last year we made all those fleece blankets? Well this year we are going to make environmentally friendly cloth bags. We found a great pattern, the bag actually folds into it's on little pocket. We also found some fabric that is organic and the company is paying fare labor wages for the making of the fabric. I'm soo excited about these bags! I'll take pictures as soon :)

Looks like it's bedtime and I've rambled quite enough. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

And thank you for visiting and leaving comments .. and Hi to some new readers .. it's nice reading all your comments.
I'm grateful for long weekends, again ...


Sally said...

I hope you are having a fantastic day today Michele:)

Anna van Schurman said...

I read Friday Night Knitting Club. I liked it; short review here. No spoilers.

DaisyGirl said...

Hi! Enjoy your day out at the fair! We have something similar here in Ga called the Yellow Daisy Festival! It's insane, the crowd, the food, the crafts! Just loads of fun though!

mainely stitching said...

Must check out the dog book - thanks for the tip! :D

Andrea said...

Hope you enjoyed your day at the craft fair. Good luck with the bags.

I have you listed for the 'Brillante Weblog' award. Well deserved. :-)

monique said...

Enjoy your vacation day... the fair sounds wonderful! Perfect weather, too :)

Carol R said...

I saw Stevie Wonder at Wembley Arena (London) quite a few years back - a fantastic concert.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrast on your award!

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