Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day Part 1 - The Outing

Hey there everybody!

Well, I am back from Michigan and I've gotta tell ya - we had such a wonderful, full weekend it's gonna take two (or more??) posts to cover everything.

Let's start with my day out with Deb and Terri, shall we?? We were having so much fun together we only got one picture as we were leaving the last stop of the day:

From Left to Right: Deb, Terri, Moi. A special "shout out" to Deb for allowing me to post her picture. She normally shies away from photo posting (I think it has something to do with the paparrazi) but graciously allowed me to post this shot so I could "prove" she was with us... thanks, Deb!! Are you happy with the way your pic turned out?? ;)

Seriously, though. These two ladies are fantastic! So friendly, and funny, and sweet, and stylish, and funny, and sweet... Did I mention funny and sweet? They are exactly as you would imagine they are based on their blog posts. We had so much fun chatting and laughing it up in Terri's car (thanks for driving, Terri!), there wasn't a single lull in the conversation, or any awkward moments - you would think we'd known each other forever... which makes sense, given we already were friends, don't you think? It was a great day, and they put the icing on the cake by bringing gifts just for me. :)

First up is this wonderful pincushion and strawberry (with scissors!!) that Terri made for me:

Aren't they darling?? Thank you SO much, Terri! Your creations are on my table, right where I can see and use them. :) Roscoe thought they were cute, too. I tried repeatedly to get this photo without his assistance (note his little paw pointing out the charms of the strawberry), but to no avail and so I decided to just go with it.

Next up is the lovely package from Deb (once again, Roscoe is delighting in my good fortune... or it might be plotting which items he'll confiscate for himself. And who could blame him??):

She gifted me with this wonderful little tower shelf, and stuffed it with goodies! A sheepie scissor fob/ pin keep complete with scissors, a lambie covered measuring tape (and where might the measuring tape protrude from?? I'll leave that up to your imagination, hehe!), a delicious (blue to match my room) "rain" scented soy candle, some yummy fabrics in the same flavor as my room, and some sweet little blue buttons. Thank you, Deb!! These are gracing my room in very prominent locations!

Aren't these two just so kind? I think so, too.

We spent the day quilt shop hopping, and antique shopping. I got some really cute things!! First up, the antiques:

I got this great antique walnut frame (Nice and deep front & back. Perfect for some stitchy piece), a large wooden and metal spool (wrapped with French General measuring "tape" - a find at one of the quilt shops - and some ric rac I found at the Antique Mall), a flower frog in a lovely bowl (thanks for finding this one, Terri!!), some adorable single serve salt & pepper shakers, a bone dish, a hemostat (gotta have that for those stuck needles), and a really cute little glass apothecary jar - it has this really cool rainbow sheen on the glass which made it especially irresistable (side note - while we were waiting in line, I was talking [with my hands, of course] and the lid on this jar flew off and hit the concrete floor. Miraculously, it didn't break. Note to self - no more talking while waiting to pay for something you're holding that is fragile!!). And, do you notice the little note pad? That was actually part of Deb's gift - I realized I left it out after I had all this set up, and just had to make sure it got included. Can you read what it says? "The bigger the handbag, the smaller your butt looks"!!! LOLOL!!! Love it!

Next up, my fabric/ quilty finds:

I am in total love/ fabric lust with the Fig Tree Quilt lines. Luscious. I wonder what I'll make??

One last thing (even though it isn't related to the MI trip). I got back to work today and my friend Melissa brought me a gift from her trip to CA. She found these fabulous socks in Carmel, and brought them back for me:

Are they awesome or what?? If my toenail polish wasn't drying, they'd be on my tootsies right now. :) Thanks again, Melissa!!
Well, that's it for tonight! Stay tuned for Memorial Day Part Deux (to include farm pics, and pics of Leah being a farm girl and during her first "real" riding lesson, flower pics, etc.).



Terri(TerriBoog) said...

It was a great day! We had so much fun and I so hope that we can do it again the next time you visit! I told Deb her picture came out great - she just didn't believe me! Obviously, she believed you!

Love the Stitching Girl socks - ask your friend where she got them, okay?

Deb said...

OMG Robin am I laughing so hard right now or what? And I was so afraid I wouldn't photograph well. Although obviously, as I've been told, I do have a big head! ROFLOL

I had the greatest time on Saturday. I really hope that we can do it again when you're up in our neck of the woods. It definitely was a fun day and I was so happy to finally meet you!

I still haven't posted :0( - maybe later today or tomorrow! I think that those socks are adorable!! I hope you don't mind if I steal that picture. It's priceless and I just may have to print one out for my sewing room! LOL

Katrina said...

Looks like such a fun day! It's always so nice to get together with stitchy friends. Gorgeous gifts and I love your finds :-).

Sherry said...

I am so glad you had a good time. I think Deb and Terri are a hoot...Hopefully they will both be at KS sampler guild in a little over a week... love their gifts to you - and your finds are fantastic. I have been searching for a frog or two to keep as my own...they are hiding or out for the summer, but I certainly will keep looking! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to my favorite place.

Siobhan said...

It sounds like you guys had a fantastic time together! :) Love the gifts you exchanged, and the finds that you made. Of course, I think my favorite is the utter gorgeousness of that Fig Tree fabric and patterns. Oh, I love me some Fig Tree!

Berit said...

Oh, I love everything, but fig tree takes the cake! I have been so obsessed since finding the blog online these last couple of months--but I still only own a pattern (oh, but what a pattern it is!) and no fabric, lol! I'm on the hunt for some online, so we shall see!

So glad your treasure didn't break!

Ern said...

Dude, that first pic is QUALITY!!!!