Thank you all for your well-wishes for my migraine to go away. I think I finally got it subdued. But, I completely forgot to post more Phildelphia photos on Friday because of it! So, more to come soon. But, in the mean time…I have a few other things to show you.
As I mentioned on Friday, Eric was gone for 24 hours to Wisconsin for work. So, I loaded up the DVD player and sat down to stitch on Tesori. I so wish I was a faster stitcher. I had anticipated getting at least two blocks done. I didn’t even get one finished. I did get the border done, which is the time consuming part, and made a start on St. Peter’s. I’m currently stitching on the Lazio region, which includes Rome. Oh well, I enjoyed my time and my movies. But, I am glad to have him back home.
Also on Friday, in my weekly email from Hoffman, I saw that the new Shepherd’s Bush stocking has been released. It’s another cute one!
On Saturday, when Eric got home we had intended to get together with a friend and go over to the Cocktail Hour over at the museum and then go to dinner. She wasn’t available, so we just went out for Thai Food instead and spent the evening relaxing. On Sunday, we went to the State Fair. Eric likes to do this every year as part of his birthday celebration. Last year I didn’t take any photos, so I decided to bring my camera this time. It was a little overcast yesterday, so several of my photos turned out dark. Sorry for that.
Here’s Big Tex, a Texas State Fair icon. He’s 52 feet tall.
Last year they had the Marilyn Monroe exhibit with artwork of her as well as costumes. This year, they had costumes too. No photos in the exhibit unfortunately, but they had a lot of beauties. They had a replica of the green dress from Gone With the Wind (the one she wears at the beginning to the barbecue with the straw hat), the blue velvet dress from Titanic, the white dress from My Fair Lady, several costumes from Cleopatra and Memoirs of a Geisha. The black fur-trimmed dress from Moulin Rouge, a white gown from Marie Antoinette, and so on. It was a small, but well worth it exhibit.
We saw Miranda Lambert in concert that afternoon. Eric got some better photos, but you’ll have to settle for mine.
We wandered through the midway after the concert and I loved all the lights. Here you can see the Texas Star ferris wheel lit up in the background. They brought back the Sky Cars too this year.
More colors and lights.
Yes, the sign below does say “fried Oreos”. I did not see any signs for fried Twinkies or fried Coke, so you’ll just have to settle for the marshmallow/Snickers/praline/Oreos fry-nanza.
And of course, we couldn’t leave without seeing the carousel.
It was a fun day, and I think Eric enjoyed himself. We’ve started his birthday celebrations off right!
I’ve been stitching on a gift, if you can believe it, the past couple nights – so nothing else stitching wise to show you! Have a great week!
Walk to Rivendell: Reach Bree. Stay at The Prancing Pony. Meet Strider. Ponies stolen during night. Leave Bree on East Road (ca. 9:30 a.m.). (Total Miles Walked: 135.5)
I am grateful for decorating and ideas.