Monday, June 13, 2011

Turtle Turtle

Let's see...

Last weekend I went off to a family wedding.  I intend to stitch something for the bride but I've been waiting for the right fabric since March.  It hasn't helped I'm being picky about what grey I want to use.   It was a fun weekend and I see no reason to bore you with pictures - though I have a few good blackmail ones.

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Shelia at Georgian Bay.  Thursday after work it was into the car for the 6 and a half hour drive.  Along the way we kept seeing turtles on the road side. 

After arriving just after 11 it was unload the car and have a brief visit with Shelia, her husband Jim, Beatrice and Kathy who had arrived earlier.  Friday we spent most of the day on the deck visiting and stitching... and enjoying Shelia's fab ice cream cake (to die for)

I over did the sun on Friday and now am a bright shade of red - I think my left foot got the worst of it. 

Friday afternoon Rebecca, Rebecca's mom, and Bonnie joined us.  Jim kindly bbq'd for us and we stitched into the night.  Saturday Barb, Ann and Claire also joined us for a day of stitching and eating.  We had dinner at a lovely restaurant by the water.  Unfortunately the service wasn't very good- they had one waitress for our tables of 18.  I also didn't get my food - she forgot me.

Yesterday we stitched until just after lunch before it was load up the car and the 7 and a half hour trip home.  There is a lane reduction at Brockville that no one seems to understand they don't need to slow down for - thankfully the truckers soon sorted people out.  We also saw more turtles - hence the title of this blog.  One must things to amuse themselves with on road trips :)

Kathy talked me into working on PL - here's the progress.  I was even good and worked on the border in the car on the way home.

I also started on some quilt squares I'm doing for Dani - 2 more to go.

No picture but I also started a wedding thing. 

This week I'm in full learning mode as I have been given a huge project at work and must learn Microsoft SharePoint to do it.  I'm a bit panicked about it, I may have a freak out.


Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Deep breathe about the new program, I am sure you will sort it out in short time. It was lovely was to see you this weekend!

Bonnie Brown said...

Great pics!
Ya that ice cream was to die yummy!
I'm sure you will do fine with sharepoint.
It was great to see you again, and hope to again in a couple of weeks :)

Gabi said...

Ohh...your PL piece is just gorgeous. Love it.
Sounds like you had a fun time. The ice cream cake is looking very yummy.

Karen said...

Good luck with the new program at work! Learning that stuff is always a challenge, but can make it a bit interesting too.

PL is really pretty! And that ice cream cake looks absolutely delicious!

Kathy A. said...

Yippee - great progress on PL girl. Keep it up.
We did have an awesome weekend didn't we!!!
That ice cream cake was delish wasn't it and I have put in a request for it next year.
You will handle the new program I am confident. Have a great week and hope to see you soon.

Beatrice said...

Hope your burn is feeling better. We had a great time for sure!
Hope all goes well for you this week.
Great pics.

Lynn said...

How's the sunburn? It sounds like you had a super weekend. I figured Kathy would nag you about PL. Looking good!!

mdgtjulie said...

Good luck with your work project. I hope you figure it all out and do well!! The stitching weekend looks great. You've got some great pics there. Grats on the progress!!