Thursday, April 30, 2009

Saturday night.. Those other two LOL

OK this one is for Kim in Mo... Many of you wondered what Lynne and Yvonne were doing while Kim and I were at the amazing Mexican restaurant drinking our margaritas. One guess.. Yep. They were being good. Here's the pic ( don't kill me guys, the other one was worse LOL). hugs. JoyB

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A bit of an interruption.. Spring Fling

I am just going to post a quick "cut and paste" that I sent to my IQ group about my recent trip to St Louis this last weekend. The pic is of my dear friend Kim in Missouri and I on Saturday night. Pineapple margaritas rock !!

As for me I just got back Sunday night from a 4 day retreat in St Louis. I spent thursday getting to meet three online knitting friends and we all had so much in common. One of the gals is from the other side of Missouri and the other two drove over from Wisconsin for the weekend. I took two sock classes from Wendy of WendyKnits and I can now do toe up socks and am designing my own sock pattern. She is a wonderfully funny lady with a very famous cat named Lucy who has her own fan club LOL.

Friday morning we got on a shuttle bus to the yarn shop ( Loopy Ewe) and I was so good. I only spent what I had budgeted to spend and still came home with some luscious yarn. Kim decided to get the same yarn and we are knitting the same scarf with it. It has a silver thread that runs thru it and boy is it yummy. Friday afternoon was my toe up class and we were too tired to eat much that night so we nibbled off the buffet they had set up for us. Saturday started with a free period in the morning to sit and knit ( or sleep in LOL) and then that afternoon was my second class on sock design. That night we all took Yvonne's car and went into town and walked what they call Delmar Loop. It was wonderful and everyone there was so friendly. We visited a yarn shop called Knitty Couture and I picked up a little stitch dictionary to use for my designing and then the other three had to have one as well. I think we bought them out . Lynne's son is in the seminary there and she and Yvonne had gone friday to visit him and do some sightseeing and he had suggested we go to Blueberry Hill for dinner . So we did. The food was great and so was the music.

We walked around a bit more and did some window shopping and then drove back to the hotel to knit and chat and share all our goodies. The next morning Kim and I had to get up and out early to catch the shuttle to the airport as our planes left that monring. I got to the airport and got checked in only to find they has overbooked the flight and were seeking volunteers to take a later flight out so I did just that. I got out 4 hours later and was routed thru Dallas instead of Seattle but that was fine. I got a 300 dollar travel voucher that will get Jason and I both to Vegas and back in June for our anniversary. I also got to teach several ladies how to cast on and do a knit stitch while I waited and on the last leg of my flight.

God is sooooo good. I was so anxious about flying all that way by myself and I had no need to worry. I actually enjoyed the trip and can't wait to get back on a plane and visit again.

Sorry to be so long winded. I just couldn't wait to share with all of you the blessing God shared with me on this trip. Praying that you all have similar blessings and Praise God that He loves us. Hugs. JoyB

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Texas Trip Day 1

Left McMinnville Oregon on March 21st at 4pm. First stop Vallejo California to see my dear friend Patt M who spoiled both the girls and I rotten with her creative little clay stitch markers and other nifty things. Thanks so very much Patt. I do so hope we can get together again really soon.
Jason behind the wheel, trailer parked at Vallejo Rv Park, Office of RV park ( thought I woke up in Mexico LOL),Cheyenne with her dog, Sierra waving from backseat of truck, Patt and I at her place, Patt with her lovely grand daughter ( what a sweetie) and then Jason getting drinks at the gas station and we are off on the next leg of our journey. Hugs. JoyB