So, yesterday I drove up to northern KY to spend an evening stitching with the stitch group. We all come from about a 1.5 hr (it was more like 2.5 hrs yesterday, due to traffic) radius around the meeting point and stitch, catch up and have a grand time.
On the way, I decided to stop by the only Crabtree & Evelyn store in Kentucky. I love their hand-lotions, but the reason for the detour was their lip-butters. It is out of this world - stays on for forever, smells and tasted wonderful, looks great (slight red tint), and works wonders for the lips. What is not to love!? Believe you me - I was so disappointed when I got to the store and was told that they have stopped carrying the lip-gloss. Isn't that always how it is? Every time I find a product that I absolutely adore, it is taken out of production. Wonder why - guess that my preference is opposite of everybody else... LOL I will have to shop on-line, I guess.
Our hostess, who is a sweetie by the way, just found out a couple of months ago that four of us in the group have stitching blogs. We started chatting about the post where I wrote 7 things about myself and we talked about living in Panama and so on. I have no idea how it came up, but we started talking about peopleofwalmart.com and all the sudden, our newly hooked blog-reader blurts out that "Oh, I thought that the "Bad Ass" photo was showing you". Everyone at the table pretty much fell over laughing.
We were trying to rack our brains, trying to figure out what I had written that could have lead her to jump to that conclusion, but with no success.
So with further ado, I am declaring here that rumors about my bad ass are greatly exaggerated. Dear readers, I assure you, I can not take credit for this bottom:
The Hare Pyns class piece progress (once again, I realized that I spent double the time stitching over-one crosses, instead of the much quicker tent-stitches that we were instructed to use.. sigh!)
All right, moving on. Bunny is doing well. I got a lot of really great suggestions from all of you and from browsing on the net. Favorites were Emo (except that I am apparently the only one finding that a hilarious name), Jinx, Corporal Carrot (I was reading Pratchett's Men At Arms when we got him), and Jet.
I have finally decided that, being a southern rabbit, his name will be Bubba Bunny. Say that quickly three times! LOL
I got some nice stash this week too. I am a book-lover, but I do tend to separate books into two categories. One is the "reading" category and the other is the "eye candy" section. I picked up a little bit from both groups on Amazon last week.
- French-Inspired Jewelry: Creating with Vintage Beads, Buttons & Baubles
- Baltimore Elegance: A New Approach to Classic Album Quilts by Elly Sienkiewicz
- Sew Serendipity: Fresh and Pretty Designs to Make and Wear by Kay Whitt
This week's score, brought to you by Bubba:
This week's message:
The birds expressed some concern earlier this week that all of you will find Bubba cuter than them, so here are some pics showing off the babies and their make-do amusement part ride (no worries, the fan was not turned on).
This week's surprise:
Well, I will probably have to end it here. There are so many things that I would like to share with you, but the laundry is calling for me and I have yet to jump into the shower.
Take care and Happy Stitching,