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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Soup's on

I have been wanting to sit and write for days now but between work and my MIL's visit and being just plain tired it hasn't happened. Thankfully no migraines for at least 2 weeks now. We have seen 2 shows in the last week the first Bette Midler at Caesars!!! All I can say is she was incredible beyond all imagining!!! And then last night we saw Johnny Mathis at the LV Hilton! I just love him and his voice so many memories. So today it's a lazy day I just put on my Butternut squash soup and am taking time for me to update this sorely neglected blog......

Last sunday it was the Annual Stitcher's Retreat organized by my LNS and two sisters at a local golf course!!! I look forward to it every year and this year it was no different! I love seeing what everyone has brought and is stitching on and there were a lot more needlepointers. All in all about 45 people were there and I had so much fun. They serve a buffet breakfast and lunch and then there is a raffle drawing...look what I got... It looks like fun!!!! Then that night it was Bette Midler!!!!!! In addition to working 4 out of 5 days but it was all worth it. What made it even better was that the retreat was on my sister's anniversary so I got to spend the day stitching and just remembering her!!!!

Now on to some updates..... first up isTrick or Treat Fairy.... I am doing the Kreinik now and having so much fun...I may just have to finish her up!!!! Next is a new start from Rosewood Manor .... I am doing it with our last name... It is stitching up fast just a week to do that block...I've already started the next one in a pretty red and will alternate the blocks. and then we have Ocean's Daughter !!!!! So I have been stitching and plan to tonight as well!!! Although Fairy Moon is calling my name so I may just bring her out tonight....

I must say that I went red....my hair that is and am loving it!!! I am feeling vibrant and happy. Sometimes a change is good....as well as getting my belly button pierced yesterday....amazingly it didn't hurt and I'm being hypervigilant about keeping it clean!!!! See what happens when you turn 50 or at least when I turn 50!!!!! I also have a picture or two from the pool the other day....... Here I am with my niece and her DBF and Storm!!! And a group shot of us looking serious with my MIL and her DBF... Not bad for October 16th.......My niece was on her way to California to live!!!!! And stopped by for a few days on her way..... I am thrilled since she will be closer and we plan many visits together!!!!

Well I need to go check on my soup so I'll sign off her and promise more later......

I am grateful for being migraine free.....

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful retreat. and Bette Midler, Ill bet she was wonderful. Ah, that weather looks so nice. Off to Arizona in two weeks can hardly wait.
    Glad that you have been migraine free for two weeks~~~

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  2. You have been crazy busy!! Glad you're migraine free and having some fun! Love all of your stitches!

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  3. Wow, Juls, it sounds like you have been really busy and having a fantastic time!

    Love your WIPS. They are so pretty.

    So pleased you've been migraine free:)

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  4. Your fairy is looking fantastic, your new piece looks quite a challenge. Good for you with the red hair - I love that colour and for the piercing - we are never too old to do what we want!!

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  5. Stitchopoly is a fun game. I have it also. It's just little bit hard to find someone to play with, at least my husband is not so keen. :)

    Your fairy is looking good. Mine is still all in my head. :D

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  6. Stitchopoly? Who knew? Looks like fun! All your stitching looks great! Can't wait to see Trick or Treat finished. I'm sure your hair looks fabulous! Do you have a closeup picture?

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  7. Sounds like you've been having a great time...and your stitching up a storm! Good for you :)
    Can't wait to see the Halloween Fairy all done up...she's almost there!

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  8. The poolside pictures blow up great and I think you look fab! I've promised myself I'll have my belly button pierced if I can lose enough weight - sort of a motivation. ;)

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  9. Our Alice teaparty will be even more fun now that we can play Stitchopoly.(LOL)
    So sorry I missed the retreat but glad to hear you all had a wonderful time.
    Love your progress on 'Fairy' Juls. Your new alphabet piece is gorgeous!!

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  10. All your stitching looks great. I may not comment often, but I follow you thru the google reader. I have just finished the Trick or Treat Fairy http://ndmurdock.multiply.com/photos/album/62/2008_Finishes#39 she was very fun to stitch!

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  11. Wow sounds like you've been having a lot of fun. Guess what?? I have gone red too but not posted it yet on my blog. Actually I wanted it redder than she made it. She did it more burgandy maroony. Next time I'll get it really red. Not bad for a blonde though! x

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  12. Man, you have been busy!! Love, love Trick or Treat Fairy - the fabric is perfect. Oh, and Ocean's Daughter - looks wonderful also!

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  13. Glad your migraines are leaving you alone. All of your stitching looks great!

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  14. yes I'd like a cup of tea, forrest fruit please !

    the fairy looks wonderfull, can't wait to see the next progress !
    I have just started on Deepest Love from Nora Corbett, I fell in love instandly.........

    Love from The Netherlands !

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  15. I am sure your soup became good. It seems you had a time of your life with your relatives.

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Would you like a cup of tea? Earl Grey or Prince of Wales perhaps or even Lady Grey or maybe Winterberry or we can have a look in the cupboard I have an ever growing stash of tea......... Thanks for visiting with me!!!!

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