Well, hello one and all. Life is just insanely busy around here. I am no longer sure which end is up. And to top it all off- we sold our house on Thursday. Was it for sale - no. Were we talking about selling and moving - no. Was it in our plans at the moment - no. And yet we sold. The real estate market for cottages is hot here right now and we got a good price for it. And so, we are now homeless. I guess I better get out there Monday and find us a new place to live.
I do have some stitching news to share - warning photo intensive!!!
One week ago myself and my stitching friends were invited to a friend's cottage for the weekend to stitch. We were 14 in all. What a slice of heaven on Georgian Bay. Look at this house.
And the frogs - they were in the pond and in the garden and mostly stayed there - thank goodness.
In the midst of all this we decided we needed a name since we have learned that we will drop everything and travel at the drop of a hat when someone says "Road Trip" and the word "stitch" in the same paragraph.
and so - here we are "The Travelling Stitcherhood". Our motto is "Stitch, Eat, Sleep". I won't bore you with photos of us at the restaurant and the table laden with food!
Back row - Trista, Bonnie, Christin, Angie and Rebecca
Middle Row - Barb, Ann, Sylvia, Judie and Clare
Front Row - Dani, Kathy, Beatrice and Sheila.
Don't you just love it!
Here are some photos of my wonderful stitching sisters.
Ann and Sylvia diligently working away.
Judie, Beatrice, Bonnie and Christin making those needles smoke.
Dani with her Wedding Sampler and Rebecca with her Ink Circles "Kaleidoscope"
Trista working on one of her 7 HAED's!!! and she is doing a Chatelaine!
Sheila and Clare discussing how to finish Sheila's snowman!
The sun room where we stitched when the weather did not cooperate.
My stitching friends gave me back my Friendship Sampler stitched and ready for finishing. Now to find just the right fabric.
I gave Royal Holiday some serious work and got a large chunk of her dress done. I hope to see the end of that dress someday soon.
My sister is here visiting from Texas for 10 days. She came with two children and her new Yorkshire puppy.
I love that girl but she is a bit of a whirlwind! We are having a surprise 80th birthday party for my father later today. We will all be home for the first time in 10 years and the family has increased considerably. We were six and now we are 18. We are going to take lots of pictures.
If things are quiet on this front for a bit, you will know I am out looking for a new home or sitting on the couch vegging from pure exhaustion.
Wish me luck!