Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lots of Stuff ...

Oh where to start .. it's Sunday night and I had a very nice, busy week and an awesome weekend. Let's start with some stitching .. yep, stitching! I finished two Fair and Square exchanges last week .. only one has arrived at it's new owner, Jennifer. Here's the little bunny I stitched for her ... she had this design on her wish list .. it was a very fun stitch (I stole this picture from Jenn's blog, I mailed off both my exchanges before taking pictures of them ... grrrrrrr lol. This was Jenn's first round in the Fair and Square exchanges. I hope she enjoyed it, I know I enjoyed getting to know her, even if she is a Dallas Cowboy fan! lol .. I seem to be meeting lots of new stitchers that are rival football fans *smile*

I'm making progress on the L*K Double Flipits ... I'm on Laugh now, and then there's only Create and Live left .. my deadline is this coming weekend .. we'll see if that happens! lol


This last weekend I had a great girls weekend with two very dear friends, Lisa and Yvonne. You've heard me talk about Lisa alot. Yvonne, Lisa and I went to high school together. Yvonne and I were roommates after we graduated high school. After high school we lost track of Lisa, and a couple of years later, I lost track of Yvonne. Because we all still lived in the general area .. every once in a while we'd cross paths, but never reconnected. About 7 years after high school, Lisa and I reconnected and have been pretty close ever since .. but we only saw Yvonne at high school reunions .. and after a lot of I miss you and let's get together soon .. well it never seemed to happen, life always got in the way somehow. We graduated in 1972. Our class decided to have a 35th reunion instead of waiting for 40. Again, we really enjoyed seeing Yvonne that evening and swore we would meet for lunch soon. Well, surprise surprise .. this time we did keep in touch and meet for lunch about 3 times in the last year. The last time we met for lunch we talked about how great a long weekend away would be .. just the 3 of us ... and you know what, we actually made it happen! We left on Friday and returned today (Sunday). Ocean Shores is about 3 hours from us. We arrived about 3, checked in and headed to the beach for a nice long walk. Then it was back to our room for margaritas and cribbage .. Lisa kicked out butts! lol Saturday was morning walking on the beach, some shopping, a nap and then off to the casino. The slot machines were very mean to us, but we drank and laugh and hit spin anyway. Of course Sunday had to come and we had to get back to reality .. but I have to say this girls weekend was really fun and relaxing, and it was wonderful to spend time with Yvonne like that. We are definately planning to do it again *smile* Here's a few pictures ... first it's Yvonne and Lisa playing around ...
Here's Lisa and I .. sure was windy! lol

and here's Yvonne and I ... yes, Yvonne is the silly one :) lol

I love finding rocks and shells on the beach. We found a lot of sand dollars this trip .. gotta figure out something to do with them.

Thanks for all your comments on my new red bag .. I can't wait to use it! And welcome to new visitors to my blog .. I really enjoy getting to meet all of you. I'm off to settle in and watch Army Wives and do a little stitching.
I'm grateful for girlfriends and the weekends away ...

9 comments:

Nic said...

I love your bunny - I've just started collecting/working on this collection of charts, they are fun, aren't they?

Weekends with friends are good - I've just organised a retreat with my stitch n bitch group :o)

karen said...

Bunny turned out great!! And the flipits are looking great, get moving girlie! I haven't even started mine. LOL Looks like you girls hada great time! That'll be us in about 3-4 weeks in MB! WOOHOO! I cannot wait and need it!!

Jennifer said...

I am a rock collector too! There are two large wooden bowls filled with beach rocks, plus various smaller jars being used as book ends, and a jar of beach glass. I can entertain myself for hours on a beach!

My ILs make it a point to get together with their classmates that still live in the area on a regular basis and they always have the best time. For some reason, though, my HS class can't seem to manage a reunion.

Vonna said...

Wow, wow, wow....that is a lot of sand-dollars, they always make me remember my granny, she loved them :o)
Your squares are lovely and wow on the L*K flipits :)

Sally said...

That bunny is so cute Michele! Love the colours you stitched him in.

The flip-it's are looking gorgeous. Finger's crossed for your deadline of finishing them:)

Looks like you had a fantastic get together!

Olive said...

Great work on the Lizzie*Kate Double Flips - I've got that one on my to-do list!

Sherry said...

The Bunny is awesome! I told her I was jealous he wasn't mine. You did a fantastic job on him. I also love your Lizzie Kate piece. What kind of fabric are you using on that? Thanks!

Dani - tkdchick said...

The bunny you stitched up for F&S looks great!

Hope you get those double flips finished!

stitcherw said...

The bunny turned out so cute, and you're doing great on the flips. I'm part way through laugh now too, but my target to finish them all is the end of Oct. I'd love it to be sooner, but I'll settle for that. Sounds like you had a great time with your friends. That's fantastic you were all able to link up again and have a fun getaway.
Sue