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.
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.
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.