Well let's see....where do I begin?
This week in review:
I messed up on the IHSW thing. I got confused about it starting on Friday or not so I jumped the gun and had my own little stitchy hermit time last weekend. It's not all bad though. That just means I have one more excuse to sit on my continually broadening behind in my big girl chair and stitch all weekend long! *squeals*
With that being said, I won't post any of my progress pics (there is one exception later on here) until after the weekend is over.
Remember in my last post about how much I ♥ my mail lady? Well she went and did it again! Just lookie here what she brought me from Maggee -- Stitching Devotee ....
Two charts by My Big Toe and three CC threads! It was such a sweet surprise Maggee. Thank you so much! You made my day!
On Wednesday I went to visit Shirlee from The Easily Influenced Stitcher. We have been emailing each other for quite a while and decided it was time we met. Shirlee actually lives within a few miles from where Masterchief and I lived when we first moved to Kentucky back in December of 2005. It only took me about 1 1/2 hours to get there which is nothing around these parts. You have to travel at least 30 minutes to get to anywhere for shopping etc... We had a great time talking and talking. I know I talked too much but she was kind to listen politely. I probably left her with a spinning head with all my gabbing. We exchanged a few charts and she let me dig through all her boxes she had packed up for Goodwill. Can you say "Cha-ching?" I ended up coming away from there with lots of treasures.
Shirlee made this darling pinkeep for me. As you can see it is just my style. Love that patriotic stuff!
I was taking pictures of it without holding it and then realized it looked like a queen sized bed pillow. Love the fabric she chose for the back and Shirlee has the finest finishing technique I've seen!
She also gifted me with a few other treasures....
A needle threader which I have found that I've needed so desperately lately, a scissor fob made of blue and white beads with a little scissor charm at the end and CC English Ivy. Actually I sorta claimed the thread as soon as I laid eyes on it. You see, I ran out of that color while stitching on La D Da's Ten Commandments and have been putting off ordering it online because I was afraid it wouldn't match what I've already used. When I saw it I found myself asking her if I could have it whilst ripping it from her hands.
She was kind enough to say yes because I think she knew if she didn't I would collapse in a puddle of tears right there at her feet and she wouldn't have the strength to get me back up.
I had such a nice time visiting with you Shirlee and I hope to get you down to my neck of the woods very soon. There are a few antique/junk shops just calling out to us! Thank you so much for the goodies!!
Here's a pinkeep I made sometime during the week...
See what I mean about it looking so big if I don't hold on to it?
On my way back from Shirlee's I stopped at a Peddler's Mall in her area. I didn't see much I was interested in but I did pick two of these coasters up. That's right....patriotic themed! Did you expect anything else?
To round up the week, our friends invited us to go out on the lake in their boat. If it weren't for them we probably wouldn't make it out there much if at all. We really appreciate them asking us so often.
Please excuse the windblown hair. That will happen when you're out in the middle of the lake. I guess I should have worn a hat like someone else did!
We had some visitors who enjoyed a meal of pretzels and apple.
The deck is coming right along.
If you look very close you can see Masterchief way down there at the end putting the first board on the floor. The sun was too hot to continue so he will take a break now until it goes over the top of the house later today.
Polly hasn't looked me in the eye since I came back from visiting with Shirlee and Pearl. I forgot that I had told her I would take her with me. Bad Momma!! P.J. has been trying to console her but I think she'll be down in the dumps for a while. I have a lot of making up to do.
I suppose that's about it for now. I need to get myself to my stitchy chair pronto so I have something substantial to show for two IHSW weekends!
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