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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vacation and a New Start

Hello All,
I hope you all had a good week.  Ours was very relaxing! First off my sister really loved the Quaker pillow! It is always so nice to make something special and have it appreciated.

We had a wonderful time in the little town of Laurens, NY.  We even spent a day in Cooperstown - took a boat ride and dinner lakeside. 
 View from the back of the boat.

Enjoying our ride!

View from our dinner table.

Yesterday was the start of the SWAT over at the forum.  SWAT is "Stitch Week A Thon" we stitch whatever we want as much as we can and post our progress. It is so much fun and you can get so very much accomplished. No pressure just fun.  If any of you are looking for a great bunch of stitchers to hang out with the gang at's cross stitch forum are wonderful, helpful, kind (no bickering)and our cross stitch guide Connie, is always there to help.  She also has some nice small freebies!  Here is my start from yesterday:

 It is "Blessings" by the Stitcherhood.  It is a gift for my friend Carol who retired this June after 35 years of teaching.  She is decorating a house for the first time (DH is a minister so they have always lived in the houses the churches provided).  She likes fall colors so fall it is.  
Think I will stitch awhile.  Hope you are having a great weekend and are staying cool - 90 degrees here in PA!

Bye for now . . .


  1. Looks like a great trip. Now enjoy your stitching week and let us see what else you accomplish!

  2. I have to ask - which one are you? Blond or brunette? I love boat rides. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    And your new stitch is pretty. Can't wait to see more.

  3. ooo lovely photos of your trip and the group sounds FAB and nice chart that you are doing for your friend carol too :) love mouse xxx

  4. Looks like a great trip. Loved the pic of the view from your dining table.
    That's a great start. Amazing that you're able to stitch while on a holiday.