Saturday, January 2, 2010

Update...way over due!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hubby and I are home now after spending two wonderful weeks in Arizona with our daughter. The time simply flew by and it was really hard to say our good-byes yesterday morning. The drive to AZ was rough since we encountered some heavy fog in the Bay Area. We forged ahead and were pleasantly surprised to find The Grapevine clear and free flowing. Unfortunately that didn't last and we found ourselves in bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-210. I never thought I would see the carpool lane down to a crawl. Took us well over an hour to travel less than 20 miles. We finally made it to I-10 and traffic was good till we came on an accident which stopped us for quite a while. Overall it took us over 14 hours to make the trip.

We had an awesome Christmas with a wonderful dinner courtesy of some good friends. My daughter and I had fun doing some after Christmas shopping on Friday and we managed to get to The World Market, Michael's, JoAnn's, Wal-Mart, and Hobby Lobby. It's our way of bonding...and I had to laugh when she struck the deal of her driving and me paying.

I managed a trip to The Attic Needleworks shop in Mesa, AZ and did some stashing. I met Paula of Kelmscott Designs and we had fun getting to know each other over some shopping and lunch. Thanks Paula for everything!! My stitching consisted of FA LA LA by Little House Needleworks and I have another ornament in the works. I also completed my first no-sew fleece blanket.

Photos of finishes, stashing, etc to follow soon.

7 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Happy New Year - I notice you made it in the GOS mag. congratulations.

Julianne said...

Hi Milly,

Happy New Year! I'm glad you had a nice visit with your daughter.

Debra said...

Glad you are back and you had a nice vacation.

J's Place said...

So kewl you got to meet Paula Kelmscott... I stitched a model for her once. It was a sampler of sorts about florida. I enjoyed stitching that. Glad you got to AZ and back ok.

We missed ya on STO... it was really really quiet lol.

Hugs
Jaunice

CJ said...

Hi Milly -

Happy New Year!! So nice to hear about your visit with your daughter.

CJ

Bonnie said...

Hi Milly
Glad to see you are back safe and sound.
Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with family.
Now back to stitching
Bonnie

Limon Partido said...

Love you Titi....didn't even know you had a blog.....