Wednesday, March 3, 2010

French Knots and Colonial Knots Galore

I was a knotting fool over the weekend but I did not finish my needle book. After putting in thousands of knots, I still have a bit of the diamond pattern and I have another row of colonial knots around the whole case to finish. I wanted to work on this last night but a friend came over and I did not get to stitch. We are expecting another friend this evening so I am not sure what I will get done tonight.

We are finally seeing some sun today and may have some until Saturday. It has been so dreary!! We were working on vacation plans last night and decided to go to the Royal Hideaway in Riviera Maya in May. When DH asked about it at his consulting job they thought it would be best if he went later in the year so there went our plans. I am grateful that he has a job so we will just do something this summer. Maybe we will go to the mountains. Since we cannot have a week, we will go to my family's home in Florida for a long weekend. We have to go there anyway to pick up golf clubs we left at Chrismas. I am just so ready for sun and heat!!

I managed to stay out of the needlework stores last weekend. I think I can make it until our guild retreat at the end of March. Fortunately, that is in a suburb that has a needlepoint store around the corner and a cross stitch store not far away.

Are any of you going to ANG in Columbus this year? I have been pouring over the magazine trying to decide what I want to take. I want to make sure I am there on Wednesday for the market this year and there are three classes I like for Thursday/Friday. I am pretty sure I will sign up for at least five days of classes. Most of my guild friends are going to EGA in San Francisco but I am just not a huge fan of the EGA projects. ANG is so much more my taste!!

That is about all for today. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. Kelly


  1. Looks good! I go a little crazy when I'm unable to do any stitchin'...I have to work on some needlepoint every day - I'm addicted!
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  2. Kelly, I've been really looking at the ANG classes in Columbus too. I have my favorites and think this year's selection is particularly inviting. It will be hard to decide but I'm leaning toward....better not say! I'm sure I'll change my mind a dozen times before the final choice. I am enjoying reading your blog.