Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pic's from our retreat..

This past weekend was the retreat for AAPG. The theme this time was stockings. When I had won the fabric scrap box from Kelley, inside were a few patterns too! One just happened to be a stocking with a snowman in it. I knew I would be doing it. I adapted the pattern a little. Left out one candy cane, and made the snowman bigger. The greenery was all I had at the moment, and I will change that as Christmas approaches. But all in all, I was pleased with the way it turned out. When that was finished, I had fun going through some of the fabrics that I received from Kelley, along with my own fabric. I made up a bunch of these stockings. I can add things to them for Christmas gifts. At least I got them half done!

During the sewing of these stockings, I had to take a few breaks. Nicole had her Homecoming dance to go too. So I had to help her and take a few pictures.

And of course, you ask them to do something different for the camera, and I get this LOL. Darn kids!

I am really looking forward to this Saturday. It's the Brandywine hook-in. I haven't missed one yet. It is always a good time. Lots of hookers, lots of vendors. I'm just looking forward to the day out!!!!! I will be driving with Linda and Sherry. We'll meet Joanne there, along with some of the girls from East Berlin, and I just heard that Sharon from NJ and Pam from DE, both from AAPG are going to make it too! It will be nice to meet them in person. Going to need a few tables!!
It's been a busy couple of days. None of hooking :(. I just can't seem to bring myself to hook lately at night. Too many other things to do. And my friend Donna and I have started a 2 week, (watch what you eat diet) and exercise program. We started yesterday, and in the evening walked 4 miles. Today we walked just 2, but we did it at a faster pace. I'm definitely feeling it. Everything we eat is getting written down, and we are going to share it with each other. Might do that on Sunday night, since one week will just be about done. (we even weighed ourselves and wrote it down LOL). Definitely going through chocolate withdraw. Especially tonight for some reason. I think I'm going to have a cup of chai tea, and that will be it. I have done real well with the eating so far...... (saving up to have a piece or 2 of chocolate on Saturday!!)
I hope everyone is having a good week so far. The weather today was absolutely gorgeous. Last night for our walk, we had sweatshirts, turtlenecks and even gloves on!! Not tonight!
Be creative this week with whatever you do~~


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Your stockings look great and what a great start you have on Christmas. What a great weekend you'll have at the hook~in....can't wait to see the pics and read all about it!

Joanne said...

Love your stocking and snowman! Also your other stockings are so cool! Wow you are on a roll for sure! Yep Saturday - whoever gets there first - save 2 tables! Is Pat coming too? Congrats on your determination and willpower!

Anonymous said...

I completely forgot about the brandywine hook in until a month ago and i made reservations to go to Raystown!! NEXT YEAR I WANT TO GO!!!! I love all of your projects..you inspire me to keep crafting!!

TamboinMO said...

I love Heather's dress! Very Marilyn Monroe-esque!!!

Like Minds said...

Love the stockings. Have fun at your Hook-In!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Please take lots of pics from the hook-in to share with us ;-)
Your daughter is too cute! She just looks so bubbly.
Pug hugs :)

The Evening Stitcher said...

Such a pretty girl..she looks like her mamma! The Brandywine Hookin sounds like it will be a lot of fun! Hope you enjoy yourself and get lots of hooking done(and shopping too)!