Sunday, July 27, 2014

Where to Start.....

This has been the hardest two weeks in a long time!  I went to my Thirty_One Conference in Denver earlier this month and it was amazing!!!  I joined Thirty-One to help pay off my student loans, who knew that this was going to be very life changing for me. Denver was amazing and I had a ball....the picture below is me dressed up for the formal dinner.

This is Stinkbug...he is our new Chillious Thermal that will only be available in August...We also have a Monkey, Owl and little bird all with matching ice packs!!  Let me know if you just need one of this next month!

Heartbreaking news:  

Getting up on Sunday morning, I checked my phone and found a Facebook message from one of my recently graduated students.   He let me know that one of my ducklings who just graduated drowned in the lake the previous evening.  Needless to say I was in shock and tears.  I was in a different state and things needed to get done!  Luckily, one of my co-workers was able to contact people for me and went with me to  visit his parents.  The memorial was this weekend (long family drama that it is just too much to get into) and it was just so hard.   I just broke down when I saw his picture along with his diploma, cap and gown.   We worked so hard to get that diploma and he was so proud.  I walked into my classroom earlier this week and saw my board with my seniors signatures still on it.....I cried!  Someone is going to have to clean my board for me because I just can't do it.  

Stitching Note: 

I went to Vegas for a Cross stitching retreat!!!  It was so much fun!!!  On Thursday, Karin and I went to Stitchers Paradise where I spent a little too much money.  I am taking this month as my free pass on the Stitch for Stash.   I will post pictures later of what I bought.  We went to our friends Betty's house for dinner on Thursday.  Heat - 110 degrees

Friday, Karin, Betty and I went to Hoover Damn, Disney outlets (go figure), Sushi for lunch,  Gelatto at the Bellagio hotel, Stitching in the hotel room along then off to the Excalibur food court for dinner.  Heat - 117 degrees

On Saturday, we went back to Stitchers Paradise, The Popcorn girl for some fantastic popcorn!  I bought Salt and Vinegar; Dill Pickle; Oreo; Nutter Butter; Mac and Cheese and something else...I can't remember and since Jag is only my lap, I can't get up.   After that, we went back to the hotel because the heat just drained us.  We took a 2 hour was nice.  We walked over to the Luxor for the Buffet and spent the rest of the evening stitching. Heat - 104 degrees

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment!!!!!

Finished page 8 of Augusta

Bert is helping me get ready to deliver Thirty-One orders

Hoover Dam!

Famous Vegas Sign!

I have 16 ornaments left to stitch this year!!!!!


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I'm so happy to hear of your success with Thirty-One, Vickie, but even more sorry to hear of your student's death. {Hugs}


Keebles said...

Geez, you got a lot going on! Glad that your business is doing so well!

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on Augusta Vickie. Of course, I love the Disney ornaments. Are the ones in the top row from the same book?

Sorry for the loss of your student.


Heather said...

Just discovered your blog and I love your stitching! I'm also a big Disney fan (hubby even works there) and I'm excited to see more of your stitching!

stitchersanon said...

I lost two students: it seems so unfair after they work so hard to change their lives. I know how much it hurts so sending you hugs xxx