Have you all been visiting the amazing craft rooms/studios that are being shared in the "Where Bloggers Create Party (WBC)"? OMG, there are some awesome spaces with great ideas that I plan to steal, 'er borrow. Did you find a new way to organize, display or create something? If you haven't seen any of them, check out the WBC link on my right sidebar.
In addition to stitching, I have also been beading a little bit lately. I made this cute "Hello Kitty" pendant and thought it might make a good giveaway. I would like to open this up to any of my followers as a thank you for following my little blog (a lot of new ones as a result of the WBC party - thank you!). I know - I'm old enough to be so over HK but I just love the graphic design of her. This little pendant, a bit bigger than a quarter, is made up of 81 Swarovski crystals and is stuffed with beads so that it stays puffy. Yep, she's two sided and cute, cute, cute, if I do say so myself! If you are a follower, and would like a chance to win her, please leave a comment on this post telling me you'd like to have her for your very own. I will draw the winner on Saturday afternoon, at around noon Eastern Standard Time. I am happy to ship wherever! I need to let you know that the pendant does not include the silver necklace - you're on your own for that - a pink ribbon would be lovely, too! If you don't want to wear her, she'd also make a great scissor fob or "dangly thingy" to put on something. For me, I'm wearing her - she's so cute and sparkly. What's not to love about sparkly, right?
As always, you can click the pics to enlarge if you so desire.
I also made this little fob to go on the girly scissors for a non-blogger friend. Aren't these scissors the cutest things?
Last week the four of us flew to Virginia. My parents gave my DS Tyler, their old car. It's a Crown Victoria and he couldn't be more thrilled. My mom (we call her Marme) and dad had a big bow tied around it so when we got to their house it was ready and waiting. My mom wrote a sweet note for Tyler from the car telling him how it didn't like to go fast, how it had had its oil changed regularly and that it was a safe car that liked to be driven gently. Do you think that'll make a difference? I've made a copy of the letter and tucked it in the glove box - maybe it'll bring good karma. The car is silver and it's BIG. I wanted to call it The Silver Bullet (you know, the Coors Beer reference) but we thought better of that and have been calling it the Boat. Tyler loves it and all his friends love it, too. It's in great shape both inside and out and it'll be a great first car that I hope will last him a LONG time. Remember, this is the kid that wrecked my older son Matt's car.
Thanks, Marme (and Poppa, too)!
While we were in Colonial Heights, my mom and I did a lot of antiquing and had such a good time together shopping in Richmond. The boys and Rob and my dad golfed. While out with my mom, I bought a few things but haven't taken pictures yet. Rob and I got to spend a day together while the boys chilled out with Marme and Poppa. We went to theThe Rivah Festival in Tappahannock. It was about an hour and a half drive from my folk's house and, as it turns out, way too freakin' hot for this displaced southerner. It was like 95 degrees and just too hot and muggy to be walking around! I did have a really good crab cake sandwich and some excellent bar-b-que though, so it was almost worth it. The stangest thing I saw while there were these crab races:
The crabs didn't look too happy and I felt very sorry for them. After the race, the crabs were destined for the boiling pot.
The town of Tappahannock was really pretty - right on the river and Rob and I had a good time walking around.
Do you see all that traffic coming over the bridge to the festival? It was crazy busy!!!
Finally, here's a picture of Rob and my folks. We managed to get my dad to smile but it wasn't easy. We were at the Olive Garden restaurant and had possibly the worst service EVER. We should have left but my boys can't stand to have a confrontation - funny, they don't mind having one with me..... As I was saying, my boys can't stand confrontation in public so we stuck it out. The food was pretty good but I won't be heading back there any time soon.
After all this, we headed home. We made the two hour trek to Ronald Reagan Airport, dropped Matt off at 815 AM. He flew home to Michigan so he'd get there in time for a class he's taking. Ty, Rob and I drove the boat home. It was a nice drive - the car rides great, and Ty got quite a bit of driving practice in. This was a really short visit and I wish I could have stayed longer so that I could have met up with some of my VA blogging friends. Maybe next time.......
I need to go work some more on Be Kind and Be True. I've stitched all the fun parts - the people, the verse, a bunch of letters but the rest of the tree is waiting. Hopefully a finish post next time.
Thanks for stopping by, thanks for all your comments on my room and a gigantic thank you for being a follower and a commenter! Love, love, love getting little notes from you!