Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pals Fall Fling

I just returned from a fun time at the Cross Stitch Pals retreat in Myrtle Beach. This is the 13th year of the retreat and my Mom and I have been going for 11 years. This year we were in a different hotel and we loved it. This is the view from our room. It was great to wake up to the sound of the waves and watch the sunrise each morning.

This is a view of the sunrise from our room. Awesome!!!

There was a video game/comic kind of convention also going on at the hotel and on Saturday afternoon, Superman stopped by looking for a safety pin! My Mom had to have her picture taken with "Batman." She couldn't remember which superhero he was!LOL

We celebrated my Mom's birthday while in Myrtle Beach. We had quite a fun time with champagne and 2 kooky hats my Mom found in England this past summer. They had been for the World Cup. Here's Priscilla, Rita, and Avona ready to party!
And my Mom, who is always ready to party!
This is what I was stitching on during the retreat. It was actually my Mom's birthday present, but I didn't get it finished before her birthday. I wrapped it up for her and gave it to her when we arrived in Myrtle Beach. At the time, it didn't have a head. Anyway, she opened it and asked "What is it?"LOL I took it back and hoped to get it finished before we left Myrtle Beach on Sunday. It didn't happen. But, my Mom will be coming to my house in a couple of weeks for my son's birthday so I'll have it finished by then.
Every year when we arrive in Myrtle Beach we drive by the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens. We always say we want to go there and see what it's like. Well, this year we did go! We walked the Low Country trail first and saw the animals (and got attacked by mosquitos). Next we went to the gardens. One of the first things we saw was this field full of people. We were trying to figure out what they were doing or watching when we realized it was actually a field of scarecrows!LOL

Here is a photo of me with one of the scarecrows!
I'm going to close this out with a few photos that show how pretty Brookgreen Gardens is. If you are ever in Myrtle Beach, this place is definitely worth visiting.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Long Time!

I seem to be really bad at this blog stuff. I haven't updated in months! I'm going to try and be better at this.

An update on what's happening:

- I've been teaching my first SDU class at Michaels this month. We've gotten through 2 of the 4 classes and it's going really well. Actually teaching the class has taught me a few things that I need to fix for the next go round.

- I'm getting ready to go to a cross stitch retreat in Myrtle Beach. My Mom and I have been going with this group for 12 years now! It's so much fun. I don't cross stitch as much as I used to because I found scrapbooking and that's my first love now.

I'm a member of the Cricut Circle and a challenge we had for this week was to make something pink and use glitter, jewels, and/or flourishes. I made this card, which is a birthday card for my Mom. It's a bit gawdy, in my mind, but it's perfect for my Mom. She loves bling and sparkle. Cats are her favorite and since she's British, she loves to be the Queen. I'll be throwing her a Birthday Queen themed party while we are the beach next week.