Recently I went to a wonderful retreat put on by the Sun Region EGA which was held in Crystal River , home of the manatees. It was attended by about 90 women and it was wonderful !
I tried to focus all my stitching time on my Snooty Parrots - Yes friends I do still stitch !!!!!!!!!! I just don't get much done. I am behind on my monthly assignments. Sadly I found a mistake back in March and had to pull out the entire top border of this sampler. That set me behind but I am rolling along now. Actually I have completed the strawberry border and started on the lower case alphabet in the next row.
They had all sorts of cool activities set up - opportunity baskets to bid on with great goodies, manatee downs (it was Derby Day so we had mint juleps and derby pie too!) a fun race with these cute wooden manatees. I won a race on #1 Ms Knot Fairy and she came home with me - I won her in an auction and DF Carol also won a manatee for her very own.
Here are all my DF's and fellow duClay Chapter Members at our stitching table. JoyceAnne is next to me and I am behind Carol and Kris is to the left of Carol.
This was our tranquil view of the small inlet leading to Crystal River. I regret I didn't schedule a boat ride but it rained off and on for the first two days so it was messy. I heard there was manatee sightings in the canals but I didn't see any myself.
All in all it was a great experience. My first EGA Sun Region event and I am already excited about attending the SR seminar next May in Orlando. Why not come and join the fun???
Yes yes I know - this is a glimpse of my long suffering oldest rug hooking project - a large 3ft X 5ft rug - I promise and pinky swear it will be done in 2014 if it kills me. It is so close to being done - just maybe 10 hours - why can't I buckle down and get it done (sigh) - Now it is getting summer and hot weather and I do less rug hooking in the summer but I vow to get it done.
Hope all is well with you all and that you haven't given up on me. I enjoy your comments - please do know that I read every one and love hearing from you. I have you are also having a "marvelous May"