Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hello My Friends Hello

Yes it has been a while. My friend Jackie reminded me this morning at BP&HH, I told her I have had computer problems, plus work has just been plain crazy. Speaking of plain crazy, that is how I would describe my day at BP. We had 4 classes on the schedule today, and people are in buying the supplies for Christmas presents, and we have a ton of new fabrics and patterns. I haven't been there for almost 6 weeks! It felt like 6 months! Lindy gave me a book to borrow to make a shop sample of embroidery, it is reverse redwork. I can't wait to start on it. I am tracing the pattern out tonight. I hope to start on it tomorrow while I watch the Cowboys play. Hubby and I are heading out to the pumpkin patch in Sloughhouse, to get our supply of pumpkins. Hubby's favorite holiday is Halloween, and he does several of them. This year I have talked him into doing a couple like houses. I saw this on Martha Stewart's show, and they are so cute. We just got back from a 10 day trip to Southern California/San Diego to visit my in laws and spends a couple of relaxing days at San Diego. We did enjoy ourselves, we had beautiful weather, compared to the storm at home. Our son was home with the dog, and we were very lucky we did not have any major damage. We lost 2 trees and a fence, and Orca's condo, (AKA shed) received roof damage when the tree limb fell on top of it, causing a leak. Quick thinking son grabbed and ripped opened a trash liner and taped it up with duc tape, and voila, roof leak fixed! Now son has a really bad chest cold, spent 3 days in bed with a fever, and trying to recoup for work, since he has no sick pay. He seems to be doing better. I better go, I need to soak in a hot tub with lots of bubbles to recoup from today and catch up on some tv. Have a wonderful week-end!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Busy Week-end

Sorry for not posting sooner, but I had one busy week-end! Saturday, I had a class at BP&HH, Penny Rug class. There is a picture posted on Gran's website,, it is a block of the month, but we are doing it quarterly. We got the cutest stand to hand the Welcome Flag/base, and then we make smaller ones that attached to the Welcome flag for all of the different holidays. Gretchen and Lindy are both teaching it, and they are wonderful. I really enjoy working with the wool. Sunday, well, was the Annual Street Faire in downtown Lodi, so Colleen and I headed over, or should I say walked over. She lives just a couple of blocks from downtown, so I parked at her place and we walked, and walked, and walked and walked. I did not mind, since it was beautiful Fall weather, cool, breezy and sunny!! They do this twice a year, the first Sunday in May and October. I have only gone in October, and they have 2 streets, 5-6 blocks long, one with new crafts, ect., and the other street is old, used, vintage antiques/junk. Needless to say, we only made it to the latter, but that was fine with us both. We have such similar tastes, we both love vintage lines, quilts and embroidery. I do collect the old Welch's grape jelly jars that have the Flintstones on them, so I always look for those, and I found 3 more to add to my collection, along with an old wicker picnic basket to carry my embroidery to class, and vintage embroidery pillow cases, with a fall theme, leaves and acorns, and a vintage doll quilt with embroidery and quilted patchwork. So I say I had a superb day!! I will try to get pictures to post. Have a wonderful Monday everyone!