the little prince

the little prince

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

almost sidelined...always sidetracked

It's been a few weeks since I last found time to do an update. I feel like I have been really busy...and I guess I have, but I also kind of feel like I didn't accomplish all that much. And so it goes....

My boss (and friend) and I went down to Anaheim, California for the annual American Library Association conference a couple of weekends ago. This was my first national conference, and it was pretty amazing. The weather was great (although the conference rooms were like igloos!),the sessions were informative (it's always fun to meet other librarians from all over and share ideas), Disneyland was right across the street...and all in all, we had a great time. The one really bad thing was that my friend's mom called because she had been evacuated from her home...she lost it completely to the fires in Colorado Springs. But she is a feisty lady and already making plans for what she will be doing next.

So back to work. Everyone seems to be taking time off this week to stretch the holiday into a longer one. I wasn't clever enough to think about doing that! (we do have a vacation coming up really soon though). And besides I am pretty bruised, so might as well stay hidden away in my little cubby of an office.

Ah...and how did those bruises happen, you might ask (or not, but I will tell you anyway!) I just had to stay up and watch the end of a ball game one night last week, and while I was on my way to the kitchen (in the dark), and I tripped over the dog and dove nose first into the stone island in our kitchen. There was a lot of blood and moaning (from me)...and calling up to hubby who woke up and made the bleeding stop and cleaned up all the mess I'd made.So now I have a big bruise under my eye, other big bruises all over my legs and a very sore nose (though not a broken one, thank goodness!) So almost sidelined...but not quite.

Asher came to visit this weekend...I hadn't seen him in two weeks and really needed my grandma fix. We had a blast...made a Captain America shield and froze the bad guys, among other things. He's a rock star too, but only sings Queen tunes at the moment! So I got a little sidetracked from my stitching, but did manage to make a small start on LHN's Summer Band Sampler. It is stitched on a light green lugana fabric from Sassy's Fabrics with DMC thread.


I would love to stitch all of these...so far I have completed Autumn. They are lovely designs to work on.

And thanks to a sale going on at The Sampler Girl's website, I also got sidetracked on my way to post on this blog. But I got a few more lovely designs, including one I have been wanting to order for years...and I wouldn't be surprised if I go back to visit one more time before the sale is over!

I hope all my American friends have a wonderful 4th..I think we may just lay low and relax...we'll see!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today!




8 comments:

  1. Oh yu poor dear. I have tripped over our Ms Zoe on several occasions but did not get too badly beat up. I hope you will mend real soon. I don't know about your dog, but mine always would look at me as if it were all my fault!

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  2. So sorry that you had such a booboo! I am the one at my office that is there to cover for the smart ones too! But, like you, we are going to have a mini vacation next week. Love the Summer Sampler so far.

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  3. I know what you mean about being busy but then you wonder what you did! lol.

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  4. Hi lynda. Glad you made it to ALA. I went once when it was in Chicago. I'm so sorry to hear about your nasty fall. I'm glad it wasn't any worse. I too, love that LHN summer sampler. I am hoping to get it soon. I have only stitched the winter one, but hope to do all 4.

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  5. Hi lynda. Glad you made it to ALA. I went once when it was in Chicago. I'm so sorry to hear about your nasty fall. I'm glad it wasn't any worse. I too, love that LHN summer sampler. I am hoping to get it soon. I have only stitched the winter one, but hope to do all 4.

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  6. Hi lynda. Glad you made it to ALA. I went once when it was in Chicago. I'm so sorry to hear about your nasty fall. I'm glad it wasn't any worse. I too, love that LHN summer sampler. I am hoping to get it soon. I have only stitched the winter one, but hope to do all 4.

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  7. Just bought Summer Band Sampler. I'll be interested in your progress piccies of that one.

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  8. Nice stitching. I am sad for your fall. I hope you get better soon.

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