Saturday, 5 April 2008

Great trip!

It was a funtastic, sunny week in Ft. Myers but as they say, all good things must come to an end. Why? Who invented that saying anyways?
I returned home early Friday morning feeling very well rested. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Sunny skies and temperatures between 82-88. It was so great spending time with my Mom and sister Laurie again. I only get to see them about once a year, if that. It was truly a girls' week.... lots of sunbathing at the pool, shopping and eating out.


One of the highlights of my trip was getting to meet fellow stitcher Deb of Lavender Rose Rambling and Martha of Gone Stitchin' . Deb and I had arranged to meet at the Barnes & Nobles in the Coconut Point Mall which isn't too far from Naples. I thought I'd arrived first but meanwhile Martha was already waiting and could see my lost look. At about the same time, Deb arrived and we all greeted each other together. We had a super visit! Lots of laughing and story telling and of course checking out of each other's stitching projects. Both ladies are great stitchers and I really enjoyed seeing their WIP. Ladies, thank you so much for such a warm welcome! Also a special thanks to Deb for treating me with lunch and a gift. Both of you have reinforced my feelings that stitchers are a very special group of people. Anytime you feel like heading north, you're more than welcome to visit my place!

All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better time and now my return to work on Monday is looming close.

I did manage to squeeze in some stitching time. I finished off my Checkerboard Bunny on the plane and have gotten much closer to finishing off The Wedding. All that's left is a small motif on the bottom left, a border, the names, dates and a small border beneath them. I want to try and finishe this off by the end of the week so I can get it in to the framer. I spent a little time on Cdc but not enough to merit a photo at this time.

My next small start is The Trilogy's Secret Flower Bed. It's all kitted up and ready to go. After I finish The Wedding, I'm planning on starting PS Weather Wise. Just trying to find fabric for that one now.
Gotta scoot now. I've got a house guest arriving later today and lots of cleaning to catch up on!

8 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Welcome home Lynn. Glad you had a nice visit and nice weather. How cool to meet Deb and Martha. I would love to do so one day.
You did manage a little stitching - nice projects.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad that you had a wonderful time with your family, and getting to meet some stitching friends must have been a great addition to the holiday. Your checkerboard bunny is so cute and the wedding piece is looking wonderful, close to another finish.

tkdchick said...

I'm glad you came away from your trip feeling relaxed and refreshed! Your finish is adorable and the wedding piece is looking great!

Cheryl said...

Glad you had a good trip! I read on Deb's blog that you got to meet! That's great.
Your stitching looks lovely :)

Wendy said...

How wonderful that you had such a great trip, especially with your Mum and sister. And meeting 2 fellow stitchers sounds like icing on the cake!!

Miokka said...

Welcome home! It was such fun to spend some time with you! I'm looking forward to your next visit to Florida!
Love the bunny!
Happy stitching! Stay warm {;^)

stitcherw said...

Glad that you had such a good time, and how wonderful that you got a chance to meet them. Your stitching is looking great as well. Congrats on finishing the little bunny, very cute, and you are so close on the Wedding piece. I love the colors in that one, you'll be posting that one as a finish in short order I think.
Sue

AnnMcD said...

How cool that you had a great holiday AND got to meet some fellow blogging stitchers!
Do you know about the Cataraqui Guild's Needle Arts Fair in Kingston on April 26? If not let me know and I'll send you the details. It is usually a fun day!

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