The other two charts I'd ordered are Lavender Wings- And A Patridge and a Chocolate Cake Sampler by Casey Buonaugurio. My husband Bob is a big time chocolate lover and when I saw this sampler it reminded me of him. It's either chocolate cake or no cake as far as he's concerned!
Today and tomorrow are days off for me since I'm working the upcoming weekend. Today I headed into Ottawa to do some shopping. It's about a 50 minute drive from my place. I was looking for some patio lights to string inside the gazebo. I found them at my favourite store - Homesense! I also picked up some citronella candles for the backyard. After my shopping spree I headed to my local needlework store, The Cross Stitch Cupboard. Here I signed up for and paid my downpayment for their fall stitching retreat. It's held every October at the Glen Resort in Gananoque, ON. Jeannette Douglas is going to be there this time. I've never been to one of these and I'm really looking forward to it. My new stitching friend Dani asked if I'd ever been and if I'd like to go along with her! I was under the impression that it was always booked up because it's so popular. However she told me she had just booked and to give them a call and see if there were any more spots available. I called that week and I'm in!
After arriving home Bob and I strung the patio lights in the gazebo and then sat down to enjoy it. We had a brief downpour after supper but not enough to water the gardens well. Tonight I'm browsing through my stash, looking for my next project. I can't seem to make up my mind. Maybe I'll sleep on it.