Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quote of the Week

"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option."
-- Unknown

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Prairie Schooler Exchange

Back in June I shared with you the lovely pieces I received from Sara M. in our PS exchange. Sara received my goodies while I was away on vacation and I'd forgotten to post what I stitched for her. This Prairie Schooler design is from Book #55, Garden Blooms which I finished into a box. I'm so happy with the way it turned out and hope to do others in the future. Thanks Sara for being such a wonderful exchange partner.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New from LHN

The latest from Little House Needleworks
Sarah Street - Faithfulness
Tall Pines
Peppermint Twist (Ornament of the Month)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quote of the Week

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
-- Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Good to be home?

Okay it's always mixed feelings coming home from a wonderful vacation. You feel the buzz from the good times and relaxation mingled with the relief of being home and sleeping in your own bed. Hubby and I took a much deserved week off and spent it South Lake Tahoe and had a great time. Got plenty of rest, reading, stitching, walking, shopping and bike riding (well HE did the riding and I did the shopping...LOL).

It was a little sad to see some decline in Tahoe with Bill's Casino now closed and the Horizon Casino Resort practically barren. The gambling tables are all gone and many slot machines have been removed. You could almost hear your echo in there. Sure most of it is just part of the downturn in the economy and while I don't gamble much I'm sure this has lead to less people making the trek to Stateline, Nevada. The $410 million convention center-hotel-retail enterprise project has been put on hold due to financing so there is nothing but a crater on the California side of Tahoe across from Harvey's. Sure gives the area a desolate look.

Still there was plenty of beauty to appreciate in Tahoe as these photos will show.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Quote of the Week

"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
-- John D. Rockefeller

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary

On July 6, 1990 I met this terrifc guy.
On July 6, 1991 I married him.

"Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day."
-- Gene Perret

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stitching update...

I've been working on Mildred's Garden House by Blackbird Designs and I've made quite a bit of progress on it since my last update. It's a fun design to work on and going quicker than I anticipated. I'm currently concentrating on Sailing, Sailing by Little House Needleworks and will post a picture update soon.