Monday, October 8, 2007
Well, this weekend was my stitching retreat and it was great! There were 16 of us there and we got so many great things. I have uploaded the pictures but they are only showing up as a jumble of letters, so I will just write. We got three projects for the weekend.
1. was the pumpkin that I have seen on some of your blogs. She also painted and gold-leafed a box for us to mount it on
2. was a book with three patterns that can be done on plastic canvas. She also gave us a basket to mount it on and silk leaves to put on the basket also.
3. was my favorite. These three crazy faces..and you use these spiral buttons for their eyes that are just so much fun!
Friday night was a covered dish meal - and they brought so much good stuff! People who actually COOK usually go all out for these things! Not being one of those people types, I bought a tray of iced cookies from Bilo, which were a hit, so that was good.
One woman brought this corn dip that was the best thing I have had in a long time. When I get the recipe I'll post it, because everyone in the world should taste this dip! Saturday morning they had donuts etc. adn ordered pizza for lunch.
I really liked all of the women - they were mostly in their 30s 40s and 50s but there was one that was 25 and two in their 60s. They were all a lot of fun, and I intend to go to their stitching club this coming Friday night.
The first two pictures are of two things I bought that I want to do. The pumpkins are great, but my favorite is the one that says "Things haven't been the same since that house fell on my sister!" I think that is hilarious!!
I apparently have no control over the layout of this post. So...oh well!
School has improved greatly! We have been working hard on the All-State Audition piece, which is a buger, and they have finally gotten it. They are so proud of themselves! Also we have a Choral Festival on Nov. 5 that we sponsor. We invite middle school and elementary choirs that feed into our high school, so that hopefully they will want to stay in choir all the way throuch school. Each choir sings two songs and then we sing one number as a mass choir. It is amazing to hear 750+ kids singing together.
Thanks for all of the encouraging comments about my really bad days. Things are much better.