Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm so enjoying my time ~~~

Yes, It's still going on.  And by the picture below, I'm thinking that face says "more cake... do I have too"?  I certainly splured the past couple weeks. It was so worth it.

On Sunday, Craig and Lake stopped by  to enjoy the cake with us and have pizza for lunch. 

And of course just trying to get a shot of the 3 of them was a bit difficult. We had a really nice time.. and after they left, the chair in the other room with the Ott light on was calling my name to do some more stitching. Very relaxing day it was!

At the hook in this week, Margo brought her rug that she has finished. It turned out just beautiful.  She was working on a snowman trio she drew up. Hoping to get a shot of that next time.

Joan had also brought a rug she recently finished. Linda was checking out the label on the back, and I did get a close up of that too below.

The rug is Joan's thumb print.  It is titled "Graphic Self Image", and was designed in 1985 when Joan was in Art school.  The label below has a picture of her holding her portrait that she drew or painted. That I forgot to ask. Sorry about that Joan.  So here it is transfered onto linen and hooked.

Also this week I received a package in the mail from Lori of HomeSpun Prims. She is also a member of AAPG. I am a Pear lover through and through. Love the look of them, love to eat them, just Love them!  Here she gave me a bunch!  The small ones she made and the large one was made by Renee of Crow (or crows) Roost Prims. They are soooo sweet! I love them Lori, and thank you again for such a sweet Birthday gift!  Your work is amazing and so precise!

Joan gifted me with some beautiful hand dyed wool, floss and chocolate..  A hookers dream :). Thank you so much Joan. I look forward to using up the wool and floss.

And Nancee gifted me yesterday with some more beautiful wools, MORE chocolate (how are these people finding out that I love Chocolate... hmm??) lol.  and also the sweetest little Singer oil can. Thank you so much Nancee!!

And besides spending time with so many friends and family over the past couple weeks, I have been so enjoying my time with stitching this piece by Stacy Nash. I only have a few more elements to add to the right side and then finish it off. I have some fabric that I will use. Will take a final shot when it's completed.

Today I went out in the rain to look for a pair of shoes for the wedding which is just 2 weeks away. Grrrrrrr is all I have to say. I have looked and looked and looked for a simple pair of black heels. Not a platform, not a 5" heel, nothing that an 18 year old would wear, nor someone who would be standing on a street corner (and they aren't hooking rugs lol!) but a pair that someone "my" age would wear and feel comfortable in. A classy, traditional style pump with a higher heel that doesn't have a pointed toe that is 4 inches out in front, or a rounded toe that looks like a 7 year olds shoe. I just don't get it!!   I am so disappointed at what is out there. Can I just say that the styles today are just Ugly!!  In all honesty, for as many styles that I had seen today, I can truthfully say that I have never seen a single pair on anyone yet!  So they aren't getting sold, and will end up on the clearance rack I'm sure of it!  Isn't this telling the designers anything??  I'm just happy I found my dress. That was hard enough too!  So I drove North of me to look in quite a few stores, and now tomorrow I will go South to Maryland and try a few places there. I don't have much time left! The few pair that I did try on, wouldn't even stay on my feet.   I wish that I had a foot that I could just order something on line and they fit. Well, that's not going to happen either. Praying tomorrow will be the day I find something.

I'm off now to do some more stitching. I'm trying to stay off the computer more too. And that is giving me more time to enjoy the things I want to do.

Hoping everyone will  have a Wonderful weekend ~~


weaverpat said...

Love the crown!!!
Great pic of you and Craig!
Glad you are continuing to have a good Birthday Month.
Hope the shoe shopping goes better tomorrow.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
Great pictures.
Good luck with the shoe shopping. I have such a hard time finding shoes, especially shoes that my feet like! Good luck!
Pug hugs :)

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful way to celebrate your birthday and wonderful gifts from the girls.


moosecraft said...

And the celebrations continue! Smiles and more smiles! Those mint and caramel ghiardelli squares are a real treat!... and the Dove chocolate too! Good luck finding shoes... I have the same opinion of the new styles as you do... Naturalizer usually has some classic styles... maybe they have a store near you?

Nettie said...

Hi Kathy ... I just love the way you celebrate.... It sounds like so much fun to do it for a whole month.... and that little pink crown (love it!) .... I bet it makes you feel real special, because you are special ... So have fun the rest of the month. Hope to see you soon...
Love you

Joanne said...

Hey - find shoes yet? Try Macy's (You know it's my favorite store!) Love your stitched piece - it's wonderful - great gifts - Sorry I missed the 50 plus 1 week celebration!

The Evening Stitcher said...

Kathy....what a nice birthday celebration you have's means that you are so-loved! Love the pears by Lori...she makes the most wonderful items! It was so nice of her to share.

Good luck with shoes....I have a hard time feet don't like anything over a 2 inch heel..and that's pushing it. I love the rugs!