Friday, January 27, 2012

Day Off....??

So I took today off from work because tomorrow is my Birthday (loud sigh).  My daughter is taking the commuter train down to Orange County so that we can spend the day together.  Our jam packed day will begin at 8:45 am and end at 8:00 pm tonight.  We have appointments at two bridal salons and are going to try and fit Disneyland in (at least to walk Main Street) and then her fiance and my bf will join us for dinner at Benihana's.  Needless to say, there will most likely be any stitching going on, unless I get a second wind.

I am bringing my camera with me today so will try and capture some photos from my day and post them tomorrow.

I don't know what my bf has in store for my Birthday stay tuned. 



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Planning, planning and more planning!!

Just want to say that planning a wedding is more work then you would think.  There are so many details that you never think about, like small straws for the  With that being said, I have been trying to work exclusively on Our Wedding by Lavender and Lace, since I have a hard deadline of October 13th (wedding day).  Here is my meager progress.  I am working on everything but the white of the dress, then will add that last.

Hope everyone had a Happy New Year.  I try and go to Portland, Oregon for New Years, we love the change of seasons from Southern California.  For those of you that have never been there is an awsome needlework store called Acorns and Threads.  So my routine for Portland is to arrive in the am get a car and head directly over to Acorns and Threads.  This time I brought with me several patterns that I have wanted to kit up.  To me it really makes a difference to be able to see the linen and play with the silks.  This was one of the highlights of my trip.

In case you have not been I thought I would post a couple of pictures.

Great restaurants....

Amazing architecture..

Beautiful knitting shops...

Wonderful city vibe...

Of course it was vacation so what is there not to like about it, but I would truly like to retire there. 

Will try and post more frequently...till next time.  Cheers!!