Thursday, April 16, 2009


This is going to be a quick post with no photos. Am currently in several countdowns. To begin with, I along with my Monday Night stitching buddies are doing a retreat this weekend. Beginning about 1 tomorrow afternoon until around noon on Sunday, there will be nothing but stitching and laughing. I am taking my trusty notebook to record the many overheard remarks that need to be repeated. We all have been leading very hectic lives and need to have some chill out time with our "chick friends". We had a little test run about two weeks ago when a portion of us took a "chick trip" to the KC area to acquire some Vera Bradley bags and Brighton jewelry. I will try to do a report sometime next week. It will be a busy one for me. We will be having company from South Dakota for a long weekend plus I need to do some cooking for some events going on at the church that I cannot attend, but will help with some of the food preparation in advance.

Another countdown is my finish of LHN "From Sea to Shining Sea". I have completed all the 5 parts, now I have a little bit of vine to complete on the border. Thought I would get to it tonight, but I was cooking for the retreat and on the phone with my sister dealing with issues surrounding my elderly father. That is a totally other issue that I don't even want to get into. Not working on any Sunflower Seed design models. She had one ready for me and I started it Tuesday night and I did not think the colors were working the way she would want. Took it back to her yesterday and I was right. We have put it on the back burner for a week or so. This weekend I will work on some other WIPs and a Blackbird little stocking and freebie sampler here. Being the fiber snob that I am, I plan to stitch it with Belle Soie. Pictures later.

Two weeks from today is the first day of the Heartland Cross Stitch Shop Hop for 5 shops in Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka. Have been helping Anita at The Sunflower Seed to prepare for it. Preparations will really be intense after our time off to re-charge this weekend. Shop Hop will be April 30th, 9-6, May 1st 9-6 and May 2nd 9-5.

The final countdown has to do with my blog. This current post is No. 98. My plans are to do a giveaway to celebrate my 100th post. Not sure what the giveaway will be, but it will be something special. I am selfish, so it will not be a stitched piece. It most likely will be a pattern with fabric and maybe some of the required fibers. Probably be in the neighborhood of $20-25 retail value. So watch for the 100th post and be sure to leave me a comment on that post. I will draw from those commenters approximately a week following the post. All the details will be in the 100th post.

Off to see that my stitch bag is properly packed. That is more important than my clothes. LOL!! Thanks for stoppping in. Have a good weekend.


Kim B said...

Have fun with your chicky friends! Whatever is going on with your father, you are all in our prayers.

Natasha said...

have fun Sounds like you are going to have a blast!! Hopefully you take lots of pictures.

Vonna said...

I wish I could take the "chick weekend" with you! But I'm going to have my own chick weekend here with my chair ;)
Starting about two hours from now after my big kids are in school ;)
Have a FANTABULOUS time!

Michele B. said...

Make sure to post pics of your Vera Bradley and Brighton finds - love that stuff! I wish you peace and resolution with your family concerns.

Sharon said...

Have a most fabulous time with your "chicky friends" this weekend..woohoo, sounds like fun and so much to look forward to.

Sending up thoughts and prayers for you and your family over your father's issues, and hoping things work out well for everyone.

Ohhh, I love "Sea to Shining Sea"~can't wait to someday stitch this one too. It's a beaut, for sure.

Happy stitching!

Theresa said...

Sounds Like soooo much fun!! I am sure it will be a great time. Take lots of Pix,but most of all --RELAX and have fun!

CindyMae said...

It sounds like you are going to have an awesome weekend!!!! Not sure what is going on with you father, but he is in my thoughts and prayers!

Miokka said...

Have fun at your retreat! Wishi I could join you in real life! I did shopping for my camp today. such fun! I look forward to tons of pictures and lots of information I can copy off of!
Will keep you and your family in my prayers!
Enjoy the weekend!

Marie-P said...

How is wish that I were joining you at the stitching retreat, I just know that you will have many, many laughs~Enjoy!

I don't think that there are enough LNS to have a shop hop around here, I see lots of Quilting shop hops but no cross stitch ones...darn!

Have a wild weekend~

Kajsa said...

Your retreat sounds wonderful! Have fun with your friends!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

How is it I've missed your blog till now? You do great stitching! I love the baby sampler and am going to order it to do for a friend that is having twins!