After all of my earlier picture-laden stories about vacation and stitching and so on, I fear that this post will seem a little bare.
We've had a quiet week so far. The weather has been unbelievably beautiful, with warm days, cool nights, and low humidity. I even went and hung out at the lake beach this past Sunday - something I haven't done for a while. I took stitching, intending to sit quietly and work on my latest small project, but I sat with neighbors and before I knew it I was talking the afternoon away. It made me realize how much I missed their company.
(In the past, I've always blamed other people for my inability to stitch at the lake, because they'd always come over to talk to me. After Sunday, I can see that it's entirely my own fault. I blab as much as the next beach bum.)
I did a little online shopping last week. As if I needed to buy more things to stitch...But I decided that I had to have the BOAF Kindness Sampler, seen here as stitched by the lovely Nina. Sometimes stitchery just reaches out and GRABS you, you know?
I also ordered a little BC chart, "I Do". Nice for weddings and anniversaries, I think. And I finally ordered Waxing Moon's "My Needle and Floss". I know it's the Traveling Stitcherhood chart...but I'm convinced that it will never come to me as part of the blog drawings, and then what's a girl to do?
And now I think it's time to draw my purse strings, because I'm saving up for CAMP! I've chosen a different stitching camp this year - one that I can drive to. Don't get me wrong. I loved my trips to The Silver Needle in Tulsa. The shopping and the stitching were both great, but the travel was long and even with using airmiles, the plane fares and car rental fees were expensive. And since I cashed in every single one of our air-miles for the trip to California, I'm air-mile-poor for a while.
So this year I'm going to Camp Gottastitch in Charm, Ohio and sponsored by Cross My Heart in Columbus. It's totally drivable, and then I can spend my hard earned money on stitching rather than airfare and car rental. The only drawback will probably be the weather. Tulsa in November was lovely. Ohio in November? Well. It'll be familiar. Brisk. Maybe even bracing. Good for sitting inside and stitching.
My next quest will be for a beach retreat. Anyone...Anyone?
Oh dear. Time to get back to work. Ew.