Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SFS Stitching for September

sadly, the on time vibe didn't extend as far as SFS, we are away in Wyoming and completely forgot!

Carried over $7
September Budget $25
Spent $23
Remaining $9

Sailing VERY close to the wind this half of the year.....really need to get some finishes in!  Had a nice trip to the Stitching Post in Baltimore with DJ and Astrid, very restrained just a Plum Street....Birthday Tart and the Tart pan, oh and a thread and two threads locally to send in my RR.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness........ON TIME!

I know, I know.......still just over three hours of September 15th left and here I am!  Jo, I do hope you are sitting down........?  Whoops, someone fan her a bit..........!

Well quite frankly I've just been completely occupied with keeping up with the Kaye SALs and not had much time for anything, I'm not going to explain, hop over there and she will!  On the Prairie Schooler one I offered a little giveaway and Miss Ariadne in beautiful Greece won and it was sent on its way there last Tuesday. I bought one too as you can see from the picture......

The last Prairie Schooler Santa
It's been a revolving door summer with lots of travel and three sets of visitors, the third to arrive tomorrow, and we are off up north for an explore.

I don't think I've said much about our Australian trip back in June.  Way back in February, the WT came back from Phoenix and said an Australian colleague wanted him out there to attend a convention and do some training for her sales force.......well, we laughed gently and said it'll never happen, won't be in the budget, blah, blah and by the way, dear heart, you know you're not going on your own, don't you?  Well, April came, and blow me down the big cheese said eye wateringly amount of dollars were exchanged for two return tickets to Brisbane and a side trip to Sydney and off we went, clutching passports and visas!  I must say....if there is any chance for you to fly with QANTAS then do it!  A lovely group of flight attendants on both airplanes and let me tell you, just as nice and smiling at the end of the fourteen hours as at the beginning!

Since we had a seven hour lay over in LA another extravagance was a lounge pass, only it wasn't..........worth every penny cent!

We took lots of photographs to bore entertain you and here's just a very few from the Wednesday market in Brisbane's City Plaza. 

I forget what they were selling but
weren't modest about the claim!


The sad thing about markets when you are travelling is that you want to buy lots, especially those delicious looking salad greens to plant in the herb or vegetable garden, most of which I had never heard of.

Time for bed, a huge order came in at the food pantry today to be sorted and stacked......almost two tons!

Keep smiling and your hands busy!