Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Escaping Reality ...

Yep, tomorrow I'm leaving on an airplane bound for Peoria, Arizona to spend some much needed time with some dear friends that also happen to be stitchers. Karen lives in Peoria and is hosting our mini retreat. Ruth, Chris, Sharon (no blog yet) and I are all arriving tomorrow. We'll be spending a couple of days in Peoria .. visiting The Attic and a few other shops and then heading to Flagstaf to spend a couple of days in the mountains doing nothing but stitching and laughing and eating .. oh and a quick trip to the south side of the Grand Canyon. I am really looking forward to getting away from my reality for a while. I'll be home on Monday, ready to tackle the real world once again lol :)

I did finish up one little stitch this week .. Donna's Friendship RR. Donna choose a lovely piece of 40ct lambswool for us to stitch on and her color pallet is soft purples. 40ct was a bit of a challenge for me .. old eyes here! lol .. but I muddled through and think it turned out really nice. Hope Donna likes it :)

Thought I'd share a couple more picture of my Easter decorating ...


This bunny is one of my all time favorites .. maybe because I painted him or maybe because he has the sweetest face ever. Back in 1978, my mom and I took a ceramics class. We really had a great time learning to finish greenware and the art of glazing .. and it was such fun to share it with my mom .. lovely memories ...

and my last picture tonight .. the Easter egg dish is another piece we made in class ...


Thanks for visiting and thanks for all your comments, keep'em coming! lol See ya in 5 days .. be good and get lots of stitching done!

I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...
I'm grateful for memories of time with my mom ...

19 comments:

Kim B said...

Have fun in Arizona! And that is the cutest bunny EVER!

valerie said...

Have fun on your vacation and thanks for sharing your easter decorations! :)

Jill said...

I'm jealous of your stitching getaway! Have a great time and gets lots of stitching done.

Sally said...

Have a great time Michele! You deserve it:)

Brigitte said...

I love the cubes you desorated with.
Have fun in Arizona, the planning sounds terrific!

Laura said...

A long weekend stitching with friends!!!! Oh my that sounds like so much fun! I want to do that sometime. Have fun and don't forget to tell us everything when you get back!

Carolyn NC said...

Make sure you give us all the details when you get back. Love the decorations - great memories. Have a blast in AZ!

mainely stitching said...

Have a great time in AZ! And thanks for sharing the cute bunny pictures!

Jean said...

Your lovely memories of your mother gave me pause.... You never miss anyone quite the way you miss a mother.

The Easter decorating us just so happy! I need to get some of my stuff out before Easter is over!

I'm not even going to tell you how envious I am of your retreat - got an extra place at the table??? Hmmm??? :)

Have a wonderful time!!!

Andrea said...

Have a nice break. Love the Easter decor.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely Easter stitching and decorating.
Wow, you are that close! I am in south Arizona. Have a great vacation. Wish I was there too!!!

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

Waving at you from the southern part of AZ! That part of the state is so soothing, hope you get some good "escape zen" going. Loved your Easter chick, too cute for words. Great job on the Friendhsip RR, I'm so sorry I was offline during the sign-ups!
Tracy

Beth said...

Say hi to everyone for me! I know that you are going to love the much needed getaway. Flagstaff is one of my favorite places!

I remember learning to finish greenware when my DH was stationed outside Atlanta, GA. Loved doing it - made many a Christmas present that way. Nice memories.

DaisyGirl said...

Aw, I'm jealous! I wish I could go on a retreat. Hope you have a great time! Can't wait to see pictures.
Hugs,
Donna

Michele B. said...

By now you must be amongst friends. Happy stitching!

Cindy F. said...

I know you're having a great time!
Wish I were with you guys!!
The RR is pretty and I love your Easter decorations:)

stitcherw said...

Hope you have a wonderful time, stitching get togethers are awesome. Loving looking at all your Easter decorations. I have some out, but not a lot. The one little bunny does have an adorable face. Nice progress on Peppermint Twist. While I haven't started it yet, I did pick it up so now have the pattern in my stash. :)
Sue

Sonda in OR said...

What a cute bunny! Have fun on your getaway!! I'm very jealous!

Carolyn NC said...

Hey girl - how was your trip? No one's posted about it yet. We're all dying to hear about the fantastic time you all had! PS - for the giveaway - which e-mail are you using? Thanks! Waiting to hear.....LOL