We are back from Philadelphia and had a fabulous trip! We took 600 or so photos, so as soon as we have a chance to sort through them, I’ll post some to show you the amazing places we went. One of the fun parts of coming home from a trip, though, is putting a new pin in our map. I bought this map for Eric as a wedding present. It is framed and has a metal plate on one corner that says “The World Travels of Eric and Michelle”. Since we both wanted to travel, it seemed appropriate as a way to start our new life together. So, here’s part of it (the only part that has pins). The red ones are for the places we’ve been, the green one is where we want to go, and the flag is for our next trip (New York). We’ve been to Chicago twice, but alas, only one pin can go there!
While we were in Philadelphia, we were able to meet up with Anna and The Dude, Jenna and Terry. I’ve never met any blogging friends before, so it was a new experience. We had a fabulous dinner, a lot of fun, and Anna surprised Jenna and I with stitched gifts. I love the little buttons on the flowers, and the Graziano linen. Beautiful! I think I’m going to take it to work to brighten up my little cubicle! Thank you again, Anna! Other than exchanges, I think this is my very first stitched gift.
Once back home, we had tons of mail to sort through. But, luckily I had something good in there. My Silkweaver Fabric of the Month came. The green is Spanish Moss and the gold is Antique Gold. I am imagining something Halloweeny on the gold, or maybe Autumnal at the very least. Pretty!
Thanks for all of the wonderful comments on Their Song. It felt so good to have that finished before we left. I’ve got everything picked out and ready to start on Katrina’s RR, but since I am still so tired, I thought it best to get a few good nights of sleep before I attempt it. So, the past couple of evenings I picked up Baby Garden to work on. It’s been a long while since I showed a progress photo of this one. I finally finished that over one Goldfish Pond (after completely ripping it out once). I’ve covered my Goddaughter’s name obviously, too. This band marks the halfway mark I think on the piece, so I am hoping that now that I am past those goldfish, the rest will go quickly.
Eric and I are going shopping for my new sewing machine today, since my birthday is Wednesday, it’s about time we got to it! Tonight we are going over to my parents house for an early celebration with them…I think there is some Lemon Meringue Pie in my future!! That’s about it for me today, hope you’re having a great weekend!
I am grateful for meeting new friends.