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Location: Stephens City, Virginia, United States

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Stitching Retreat Details Finished!

I finally got the information for the Spring Retreat on the site. Sorry it took so long. Kathy Barrick Dieter, Carol Sims and I went out for the day on Friday and discussed plans again. I'm so lucky to have Kathy helping me with this retreat. We come up with great ideas over lunch. It's amazing how the creativity gets going when food is available!
While we were out and about I found the coolest old oil portrait in Manassas. Maybe Kathy will post the picture on her site (cause I don't have a clue how to do it). The lady in the portrait is very stern looking. She is sitting in my office and when I look at her I feel the need to work harder. She reminds me of some of my elementary school teachers!
Call or email if you have any questions about the retreat. More information will be posted as class projects are finalized and photographed.
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


Day 2 of gardening at my house. And it's hard, back aching gardening. That's what I get for procrastinating all summer! I didn't divide my perrenials in the spring, didn't water over the summer and now I have a mess! I have to enrich my soil (how does it turn to concrete so quickly?), divide the perrenials, and generally clean up. I have some new plants coming soon in the mail and I have to be ready for them to arrive.
Lisa Duffin is doing some finishing work for me this week. She is putting together the three little stocking ornaments so I can get the chart released this month. I can't wait to see what she's done!
Speaking of stockings, Kathy Barrick Dieter of Carriage House Samplings is also releasing some stocking charts. I have seen some of them and they are awesome! She is so very talented!!!
Okay, back to the yard. Have a great week and my thoughts are with all of you in Florida. I know it's been such a hard several weeks with the awful weather. Hang in there!