Sunday, April 19, 2009
Great weekend in Branson!!
My mom and I left for Branson, MO on Friday afternoon. I have had this trip planned since early this year. The reason for the trip??? My stitching friend, Kim Ritchie who lives in WI, took a weekend vacation to Branson!!! Yep....Mom and I decided to make a fun weekend of it...we left on Friday afternoon so we could get in some shopping. We hit a bunch of sales at the outlet malls. We hit a great sale at the Disney store...all the clearance items were an exta 40% off the lowest price. It bought: 2 tank tops, 1 grumpy sweatshirt, 1 mickey tee shirt, a small stumped thumper, small stuffed dalamation, and a cinderella mug all for $19.00!!! I was excited!!
We met up with Kim around 9:00 pm at cracker barrel..hung out for a while and then we all headed back to to the hotel. Kim and I shared our stitching. I was able to see her Quaker Samplers design..it was just beautiful!!!! She brought me a HUGE box of aida fabric. I showed her my Ozark Samplers- Fall panel...and I got her advice on some fibers that I would need...we decided I needed a copper/pumpkin colored metallic thread. ON Saturday, Kim and I (plus all our travelers) went to Cecilia's Cross Stitch store. I found my metallic and then I found two new patterns which I just had to get...We then popped over to the Olive Garden for a fabulous lunch!!! It was just so great to see Kim again!!
As you can see at the top of the page...I had a finish today!!! I finished my Ozark Sampler - Fall Panel design. I really enjoyed this design...only 3 more panels to finish. I think I am going to frame them all together, with a mat cutting inbetween each one. This is one of my fun fiber class projects. these are the designs that Mary starts us off with some fibers but REALLY encourages us to change the fibers and pick our own!! so that is what I did...I changed the copper metallic fiber and the top leaf fiber. This was one of my first fiber classes so I wasn't that adventurous changing fibers. The next three....not so lucky..I changed several things!!!