Sunday, January 17, 2010

Follow the yellow brick road ...

I'm just having way too much fun with this design. I'm using the called for Crescent Colors, 1 strand over two threads. The yellow brick road is CC's Golden Star ... love the variegated look and the flying money was a fun motif to stitch ...

My friend Lisa was over yesterday ... look what she bought me for my birthday ... Wizard of Oz salt and pepper shakers! I love them and nope I didn't have a set either! lol

Look what arrived from England for me from my dear friend Sally. I just love the sentiment and as always Sally's stitching and finishing is perfect! The lace at the top is a great touch. Thank you so much Sally for stitching this needleroll for me for my birthday ...

Yesterday Lisa and I got together for my birthday. We started the day with lattes and scones and the movie Leap Year. Very cute and enjoyable movie. After the movie we went to lunch at The Claim Jumper ... we both had their Cashew Chicken Salad sandwich. We both enjoyed a margarita with lunch, of course mine was a pomegranate margarita ... I think I'm quite addicted to pomegranate right now *smile* After lunch it was off to another movie, this time it was Up In The Air. The movie wasn't exactly what we expected. It was good but more of a rental movie, in my humble opinion. After the movie we went to do a little shopping ... I love shopping but I hate shopping for pants/jeans ... it was no fun! lol And yes, after shopping it was time for another movie! This time it was The Lovely Bones. Neither of us had read the book, but we did know what it was about. I really liked the movie ... I think it captured the innocence of the 70's and I really enjoyed the story being told by the young girl, both before her death and after. It was a great day! And a tradition that I hope continues.

Of course after playing all day I knew Sunday would be cleaning and laundry day ... owell it was definately worth it! Gotta go ... I hear my dryer calling my name :)

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for playdates with my best friend ...

23 comments:

Myra said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic day. I will enjoy watching your progress on the Oz piece as it is on my "someday" list of things I would like to stitch. Love the S&P set too!

Karen said...

Glad you had a great day. You have seen more movies in one day than I saw all of last year at a movie theater!!!

Love your new start too.

Kim B said...

Wow you got a lot of good movie time in! I can't even tell you when was the last time I sat in a movie theater! I love your Wizard of Oz progress. So cute!

And as for the Claim Jumper...just reading that made me drool!

Deb said...

I am a huge Wizard of Oz fan and have never seen this pattern before that I can remember. I think I need to find it. Can you tell me who the designer is?

Carolyn NC said...

Love this piece! Sounds like you had a great day!

Tonya said...

I love the Wizard of Oz too! Those shakers are really cute!!! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your birthday time!!!!

Linda said...

Wow! Your day sounds soooo fun.
I'm loving your Oz stitch and the salt and pepper shakers are too cute...hugs, Linda

Siobhan said...

Great progress on your sampler! Lovely gifts from your friends, too. That needleroll is beautiful!

Nancy said...

I love anything Wizard of Oz and had completely forgot about this design. Yours is looking very pretty! Nice salt and peppers, and the needleroll is gorgeous!

FayeRaye said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes my friend!!! I love the overdyes in this piece...VERY nice!! Faye

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great day! I have never seen that sampler, but I have to say that the flying monkeys always gave me nightmares when I was little!

Shari said...

wow, sounds like you had a great day!! How fun!
Love the salt/pepper shakers. too adorable!!!
I have never seen that pattern! Looks interesting!

staci said...

I am loving your project...of course you know how I am about copying you, lol ;)

Nic said...

Glad you had a fun day!

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Vonna said...

That sounds like one seriously LOVELY day! Three movies! WOW!
:)
Love your Wizard of Oz Sampler...it is going to be a sweet finish! And I don't think I've seen one finished in bloggy land yet!

Sadie said...

Sounds like a fabulous way to spend the day! Beautiful gifts you received and I love your new start.

Suzanne said...

The Wizard of Oz piece is a lovely design and I really love that colour. The salt and pepper shakers are too cute!

Beth said...

Sounds like you really know how to celebrate a birthday!! My daughter would be soooo jealous.

I didn't remember you were a OZ fan. I have a SIL who is over the top on that. Who is the designer of the sampler, if I might ask?? I know I could not do it like you are, but it probably could be enlargened(sp) for my blind eyes.

Shelleen said...

wow, 3 movies in 1 day. How much fun you had. I want to see Leap year and The Lovely Bones. I read the book and enjoyed it.

Michelle said...

What a fun day!

Love your Wizard of Oz start ~ I have that and now I want to start it too (along with too many other things) :)

Natasha said...

sounds like you had a fantastic day. It's nice to have friends to share birthdays with.

I really love your wizard of oz wip and the S&P shakers. Very cute.

I think Feb. we cant start AS back up and yes Tuesdays still work for me.
Take Care
Natasha

Sally said...

Love your WIP Michele. I love the colours and the fabby you're using.

So glad you like the needle roll. Sorry it was a little late.

Love the salt and pepper set!