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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Room Reservations for Retreat

Almost spring....it sure looks like it here as the trees are budding and blooming like crazy. But I'm sure plenty more cold weather is to come!
The hold on the rooms at Hotel Strasburg is about to be lifted so if any of you haven't reserved a room, now is the time. I think there are only ten rooms left and I don't want anyone to get stuck. The phone number is 1-800-348-8327.
I met with Brandy yesterday at the hotel and the final plans are being made. I'm still getting boxes in the mail for all the goodies that will be shared. And I'm sure I will be crazed up to the last minute getting everything together!
In between the classes and such, I've been working on new designs. I have my ornament ready to stitch for the JCS ornament edition. And I have a special bird chart that will be released by May.
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to see the new pin that Liz (Kathy's daughter) has designed. It is awesome! I ordered one and can't wait to see it!
Paulette Stewart has been busy designing a fabulous new chart that she showed me. I won't tell you anything about it yet but it will be worth waiting for! She is so good!
Off to work, have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Retreat Info

Lori Brechlin sent me this picture yesterday. This is the Bee Skep Scissors Fob that we will be making at the retreat. Isn't it fabulous?!
Kathy Barrick-Dieter has mailed out the pre-stitching. You all should be receiving it any day now. If you don't have it by Saturday, please let me know.
Time is rushing by...we'll all be together soon!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

It's the little things....

My thought for the day is "It's the little things in life that makes us happy!". Oh how true. I have a wonderful black lab named Maggie. You can see her in the above photo with my daughter's great dane, Chloe while they are excitedly waiting for a car ride. She is so beautiful and loyal and happy and calm. Everything you would ever want in a dog and more. But she sheds. Not just a little. We're talking major hair loss every day. And in the early spring (now), she starts losing her winter coat which means handfuls of black hair need to be brushed out every day. Regardless of how much grooming I do, I am always fighting the hair in the house, on the furniture, in the air. So today I went to Kohl's and using my 30% off coupon, splurged on a Dyson vacuum cleaner. I have swept up more hair in an hour than I have ever gotten up with my various other vacuums. I'm thrilled. So today I am happy with a vacuum that works! It's the little things!
Have a gread day too!