We've been having some fun this summer so far. The end of May we went to the St Augustine Amphitheatre and saw a great concert. Don Felder of Eagles fame opened the show and wow it was like being at an Eagles Concert. We had awesome seats as you can see - center and not too far from the stage. The only drawback was it was HOT HOT HOT . Don Felder was amazing and on his final song he was joined on stage by Tommy Shaw STYX fame to help with the leads on Hotel California - It was chilling to be sure. So enjoyed that !!!!!!!!!!!
At first we were very disappointed because Mick Jones was not performing with Foreigner - the second band but apparently he has not been well but he joined them on stage for the last 1/2 of the show. They did a great job I thought doing a lot of their old hits.
Off to my needlework world - I have deemed Wednesday night "needlepoint night" at my house. As I said before - I am trying new tricks to get more productivity out of myself. This is my oldest np WIP - it is done except for the backround and border. It is all Paternayan wool in tent and basketweave. Yes some of you will be shrieking in horror but I love wool - Hence the "woolwoman" nickname and I love this Rosalie canvas. I remember the shop where I purchased it - It was on vacation one summer - I still have the receipt in the bag so I know the year and when I finish it - I will report the start and finish date and give you all hope for your UFO's. This will be made into a cushion and will fit well in either my guest bedroom or my master bedroom. I also have a number of other np WIP's I want to finish in my lifetime but for now this is my Wed. night focus .
Know what time it is ???? It's Camp Loopy time with The Loopy Ewe. This will be my 3rd year participating in Camp Loopy. For those who don't know what it is - Sheri- the owner gives you one month to complete a project of your choosing. Most of the time she sets requirements such as with CL #1 - you had to use at least 400 yards of yarn, if you buy from her - she gives you a discount and if you post your finish on her website by the deadline - you are one step closer to finishing summer camp and getting a prize. It's so much fun and I am being joined by 3 of my knitting buddies this summer - Henri, Starr and Karen who all participated last year. I think I mentioned last year - we all finished and I think we knitted an astounding 15 thousand yards of yarn among 5 of us last summer.
Anyone recognize this pretty lady. Another WIP which happens to be on my EGA chapter challenge list for 2014. It is Garden Glade by CHS. I am using the Attic conversion however I changed the two main colors you see here . The red and the green in the leaves I changed from Belle Soie to Gloriana. I hope to be devoting more time to this pretty piece so I can have it as a challenge finish.
I have also vowed to try and post more often. Lots of people say FB is causing people to not post to blogs as much but I still think blogs are more personal. They give bloggers and their followers a chance to connect more than FB. I love looking thru the photos on FB but I rarely post and mostly just click like. On blogs - you get to connect with your followers, lots of whom become friends and there was a question on another friends blog about sending a return email when followers comment on your blog. I love hearing from you and I always try and send a return email. I think it makes an important connection. So please do take a minute and leave a comment - I read them all and love having you here. I just June is just as slow as you want it to be.