Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lake County Fair And Presents!

To say I crammed a lot into one week is an understatement.  So Wednesday my daughter flew in from Alaska for her last big adventure before her work starts up . So she decided to visit to go to the fair and take home sweet corn. And there is nothing like Midwest corn! So on the way home it started to rain and plan b got put into play.
Beck and Bill at Fred's
So a quick stop to one of our favorite diners to have a great breakfast. After Fred's it stopped raining so off to the fair!
Bill with a pork chop on a stick .
We saw the piggies, the bunnies, the chickens, sheep, cows, and goats. After the livestock it was time to go inside for air conditioning and the exhibits.  My youngest son Bill meet us there and had his traditional chop on a stick. He loves to 'ham' it up for the pictures. lol.
After 4 hours I was faired out( and broke).
That was Wednesday. Two aspirin a short night and I was on my way to Diane's and Cincinnati.
Lovely brooch that Jane gave me.
And we heard from both me and Diane how Thursday went. Isn't that a lovely brooch I received from Jane. Diane took the blue one.( of course)
Friday I spent the day shopping with Becki ( broke again lol). We went to a shoe store and Lane Byrant. It was nice to find clothes that fit for this full figured gal! So by Friday night I was falling asleep in the chair lol.  Way too much fun I guess.
Today it is more shopping with Becki( food shopping this time). Find time when all three of my children can get together again. It is always nice when that happens. And more extended family time. We never know when Becki will have the time or money to come down to the lower 48. Well time to get going! Ta Ta for now.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Meeting of the Minds!!??

Presents from Diane.
First let me say I did not die nor have I any real good excuse why I haven't posted for so long. I can say I have had a busy summer. With that said I say that on July 22nd we had the first meeting of the minds when Marilee Rockley (aka Yarnplayer) and I meet up with Diane Cademartori (lace loving librarian) at an Oasis on the Illinois Toll road. Gifts where exchanged, many laughs and a lady had to ask what we where doing. Then she said 'I thought that was tatting'. That was a great time and it was so great to get to know Diane and Marilee better.
But wait for it! The next best day of the summer was Diane and I drove to Cincinnati Ohio to meet up Jane Eborall truly one of the greatest minds in tatting! All I can say it was like we where friends always. Jane is such a sweet, funny and talented person! She sounds in person just like she does on her blog!
Ok yes I did take pictures, and will share. We spent six hours talking tatting , solving and learning. Jane even took my work and unpicked my mistakes lickity split. All the time telling me oh I love to unpick mistakes. She was so willing to show and share!
Diane showered us with more gifts and I gave her one of my pop a bobbin shuttles.
Diane, Jane and me.
Jane Eborall and her beautiful mat!
Doesn't  it look like I had fun! I did!
Marilee from the 22nd.
So wish Marilee could have joined us I know she would have loved Jane. She was missed from Diane, Jane and my adventure!
Tatters are truly the nicest people!