The new start was "A Quaker Christmas" from ByGone Stitches. This is my progress so far. It is a fun stitch and I love stitching with the Belle Soie. The Belle Soie colors are Cranberry, Butterscotch and Enchanted Forest. I think I am going to have problems putting this one down.
Last night I even picked up my Village of Hawk Run Hallow and put in about 4 needles full of thread. I think that it has been idle for about 6 weeks. Going to try to spend a little more time with it, even though it is going to be hard to lay down Quaker Christmas. Need to get more done on VoHRH, so I can move onto a block that does not have as much solid stitching as the last 2 blocks I have done.
Well, I and the other ladies of the church survived our Taco dinner fundraiser yesterday. As best we can estimate, we served between 110 and 120 people. I had made 18 pounds of hamburger into taco meat. One other lady made homemade taco shells to the tune of 230 and there was not one left. We got lots of good compliments on our efforts and we will probably be making this an annual thing as long as all of us are able to do the work. It helped raise funds for our mission projects.
Saturday night I ended up with a big surprise, an impromptu stitching night. When I talked to the owner of the LNS on Saturday afternoon, she invited me to her house for stitching. Her husband works out of state and is only home every other weekend. She was tired of stitching alone in the evenings. Before things were all said and done, several of those that attend our Monday night stitch therapy session at the LNS, were there for a little stitch-in. As usual, we had a great time. We love spending time with each other. In fact, we are planning a sleep-over at a local B&B for the Monday night stitchers in a couple of weeks. We will be the only ones at the B&B. It should be a riot. There should be pictures to post after it is over. We decided that Saturday night was a trial run. Our Monday night group has about 10-12 members and that is about the right size for the shop and also for our overnight. The LNS is small and any more people would not fit into the alloted space we have as our stitching circle.
Bingo update. Played bingo on Wednesday with my friend as planned. She won one game at $250. I did not win. However, I needed B9 or B13 for $300. But that is not the end of the story. The bingo hall is part of an Indian casino, so she said we needed to play a little "Kaching, Kaching" on the slot machines. She pretty much plays $0.25 ones and I am the big spender at the nickel ones. I found one I liked and put in $5. Closed out with $10. Went to find Sharon and she had about $100 in credits built up on her machine. Played that all off and we were about ready to go and walked by a machine that I had thought about playing. While I was digging out my money, she threw a $5 at me and said play with this. She said "My mother always told me that borrowed money was lucky money". So I did. Not long after that I won one of the jackpots -- 1000 nickels or $50. Continued to play and had about $100 in credits on the machine. She told me to keep playing, since the only thing we had to get home for was me to open the LNS at 10:00 AM the next morning. In the end, I cashed out 1600 nickels or $80. So I ended up winning enough to cover the cost of my bingo, the money I had invested earlier in the slots, with some left over to by stitching stuff. LOL!!! Just had a phone call from Sharon (bingo friend), she wants to go play again this Wednesday. Had to decline because I had promised one of my stitching friends that I would take her to Wednesday afternoon stitch therapy. Hard choices-- stitching or bingo. Usually stitching wins out.
Thanks to all that stop by and leave comments. I am so far behind in reading blogs that I am not sure I will ever catch up. Keep many of my favorites in Google Reader and try to read many others. Have not had a chance to read any outside Google Reader for about 2 weeks. Sorry guys! I know that you all are doing some wonderful things, but reading and commenting takes away from stitching. Keep up the good work and maybe I can make it around to all of you.
Off to do a little stitching, then put heat on my tick bite and later to sleep land. Have a good week and keep those needles flying.