How lovely to be home even though the weather is not stellar and even though there is the barest hint of snow on the ground, it is home. I loved my time away to the eastern seaboard, there were some awesome events, and I loved it. Mystic, CT is such a wonderful charming port mixing the seadays of yore with the amenities of today in Mystic Village. Shopping was fun and the event by Stitcher's Hideaway was terrific. Sue did an awesome job and we all had a lovely time. Time flies when you are having fun and fun we did. Thank you stitchers for your thoughtful gifts and to be able to visit with you all made the weekend for me.
Dyeing to Stitch's retreat at the beach in Virginia Beach was the next event. Wow again! so nice to see you all and although the weather turned for a few days Tina and Teri of Shepherd's Bush and Theresa of Shakespeare's Peddlar and I did get out to enjoy some of the good days and walk out in the surf. Always so refreshing. Thank you stitcher's for making it such a wonderful event and for some of your lovely gifts, they are sitting in my office enjoying a good spot!
Now I want to rearrange my office and clean up from the whirlwind year I have had, I can't seem to work in a big mess. When I used to work shift work and I would come on for night shift at 1100pm, I would have to clean the whole desk area first before I could do the stuff at the nursing station we had to do on nights. It seems I am no different now, have to tidy up to get to work on the next designs! It's clear the space, clear the mind or something like that. There must be a special verse somewhere for that!
I have a couple of pictures to share, one of them is Kimberly Prater who sent in the JCS ornaments she did and they look just awesome! thanks Kim!
I have also added a free pattern in the free pattern page but it won't load the picture, so I am going to attempt to do so here and then you at least know what it looks like! The pdf file should still load from the freebie pattern page. Enjoy! Okay I just checked and it is not, so bear with me and we will get it done! also I updated the link to the 2013 Hawaiian cruise, so check it out!