Friday right after work I picked Christin up and we were off to Kingston! Friday evening we spent with her parents, went for a walk, and stitched. A good way to unwind after a busy work week, and I have to say I was pretty pooped!
Saturday morning, I was up bright and early (well for me at least, Christin and her Dad were already up!). I arrived at the church hall where the market was being held by 8:30am to help Ann and Dan set up the Knowledge and Needles booth. With the three of us working, it didn't really take us too long to put everything out, with some spare time to wander around the other booths before the doors opened at 10am. It was a fairly steady day for us with the odd quiet moment. I got to see some familiar faces, my friend Beth, some of the Brighton Ladies (Barb, Lisa, Marie-Paul, Katie and Sharon to name a few). The person I was the most happy to see was Kathy!!!! She has made it back safe and sound from Arizona. There was a quiet lull after lunch and Kathy was still there so we got to sit and visit for a little bit. I'm looking forward to when she's settled in and we can set up a weekend for me to drive down and visit her on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario.
Over dinner with Christin, Ann, Dan & I all concluded that despite slightly lower numbers coming through the doors this year (its been a beautiful week, so I can't blame anyone) that the day was very successful. Thank you for a yummy dinner Ann & Dan! I'm more than happy to help you guys out any time!
Oh yeah, of course I got some stash too! Rosewood Manor's Red Threads, Sampler Cove's Spanish Rouge, Courtney Designs Bird of Paradise, and M Designs I&J. Oooh and I had to get this beautiful hand woven basket! I have a weak spot for beautiful baskets... I just rarely give in.
Saturday evening Rebecca invited us out to her place to visit and stitch for a few hours. Rebecca lives about a 3 minute drive from Christin's parents! Rebecca gave me a late birthday gift... I'm sad to say despite trying to be, Christin and I weren't as organized. We had planned to get Rebecca a belated gift as well. Oh well I've got a cool idea for Rebecca now she just has to wait! She stitched up this beautiful monogrammed pillow case for me (its on my pillow as I type!) and a couple of packs of piecemaker needles (every stitcher's favourite needle!). Rebecca and I both worked on our Double Flip-Its!
Today was another gorgeous day! I got home early in the afternoon, instead of giving into my urge to fall into bed I decided to go for a walk instead. My little walk turned into a 2 hour trek along the back roads with my camera. I think I must of walked about 3KM this afternoon, a little further than my poor feet can really handle. It was a lovely route and will be perfect for my bike rides... once Todd gets it off of the garage wall!
Tonight I had over 250 photos to download off of my camera! Wow! Most of them are nature pics that I hope to share with you in future posts.