Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lavender Ridge's Give-A-Way and Anne's back!

Go there.....go to Lavender Ridge and just take a look at what you could win! You'll have to go and see what.....but trust me, I think you'll want it for sure! I'd never really thought much about it before but having seen what it can do....WOW! So Miss Linda, -er, Mr. Random Number Chooser, please pick me!
My other news is that Anne's back! Yahoo!
I, too, had a bit of a holiday. Papa Toad and I were basically "on the lamb"....well, really only on "holiday" for 2 months, but "on the lamb" just has a more mysterious and daring sound. We celebrated our 40th anniversary by spending 28 wonderful days in the Mediterranean. We took our 3rd cruise on Holland America, 12 days that began in Barcelona and took us to Monaco, 3 ports in Italy, 3 in Greece, Dubrovnik Croatia and ended in Venice. Then our land journey began in Italy which included Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Tuscany/Chianti/Umbria regions, Rome and its surroundings. I tell ya....it was truly an awe inspiring, once in a lifetime journey. We'd never been to Europe before and now we're ready to go again! But, my or my it's a long trip from Oregon! (made even longer when you're stuck on the tarmac in Rome for 2 hours before you even start the 10 hr. flight to Washington, DC!
I'll post some photos soon....................first I'll need to choose just a few from the 1016 I took!
Meanwhile, happy stitchin' for the soul..............

Friday, September 3, 2010

Am I Back?

Maybe.... My website is having issues with Malware and I don't know how to deal with it. Frustrating! I moved my blog there over a year ago and now I can't get there. Arghhhhhhh. So until I decide how to get it fixed I'll hang out here for awhile. I think I miss the journaling part of this adventure. The sharing. The airing of my brain, thinking aloud, getting feedback. And winter seems to be getting closer which means more indoors time and for me that equals more playroom time.
For now let me share my latest pattern release...."Winter Pillow Trio" pattern, #3 in the series.

Kind of fun, eh?
Labor Day weekend...time to "Labor". Time to get some summer garden cleanup done. Gardening was really tough this year in Central Oregon. I finally got my first squash blossom on August 20th and then we had our first frost the next night....no more leaves left on the plant! I ended up with 3 peppers, 3 cherry tomatoes, lettuce, about 3 dozen carrots and 3 dinners of green beans. Obviously the high desert pioneers had more success than I did! I'm glad I can run to Whole Foods and Costco!
Time to go play for a bit.....Have a wonderful weekend and travel/play safely!
And do take some time to do some "stitchin' for the soul"!