Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fun w/Friends

Yesterday, I attended the
Tast of Home cooking show with friends Beth, Deb, Mel and Sue.
The show scheduled to begin at 7pm.

We got together in the afternoon and strolled thru the vendors.
There were several booths with slushy wine, fruit, table wines, cake, fresh veggies, candy, tupperware, etc. Enjoyed all the samples.

Had a terrific lunch (25% off coupons given out at vendor booth) and then chatted at Starbucks until show time.
What a fantastic way to spend the afternoon!

Also, before the show began, each of us were given these
terrific reusable purple bags.
They were full of goodies: samples, calendar, coupons, magazine, magnet, scraper, pizza server, recipe cards.

We registered for prizes + signed up for free magazine subscription.

Enjoyed the show and inbetween the cooking segments, door prizes were given out.

So, guess what? My friend, Beth, sitting next to me
won a $250.00 gift card to Stracks (local grocery store).

Then, they called MY NAME!
I, too, won a $250.00 gift card to the grocery store : )
Imagine that?

In addition to the get together with girlfriends
(who don't have blogs, shame on them ...)
I found out our EGA chapter is going to participate in
the Soldier Family Kissing Pillows.

They gave me a couple kits to complete
eight pillow fronts - with a November 2nd deadline!

Above - is a photo of a finished pillow.

If you are not familiar with this project,
and would like information

go to Flying Fingers Plua
our EGA Chapter blog
for details

Monday, September 20, 2010

Guest on my blog

I invited my daughter, Victoria, to be a guest author on my blog today:

Last Friday I was lucky enough to see David Letterman in person. Dave came to Ball State University to interview Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, to discuss Twitter and the growing social media empire. Before I could see Dave and Biz, I had to get tickets a week in advance. I waited in line for about an hour and a half very early on a Saturday morning to get my free student ticket. Lucky for me, I had an excellent seat: row F, dead-center.

Ball State President Gora introduced Dave, who then came out and gave a small monologue. He was really funny, poking fun at Starbucks and life, as usual. He thanked us for giving him such a warm welcome, stating that he was glad to be back at the home of the fighting cardinals--the biggest, baddest, meanest robin known to mankind. The audience clapped at this statement. One student in the back yelled "Chirp Chirp!" which is, of course, a Ball State mascot thing. Letterman laughed and said, "Yes, chirp-chirp...that'll get the Boilermakers."

Letterman interviewed Stone about Twitter and its effect on social media. They spoke about how Twitter is now a global phenomenon and serving people with news worldwide. Letterman and Stone also answered questions from students who were told to text or tweet questions from their mobile phones. Questions were a mix of both serious and funny.

After the interview, Letterman stayed for over an hour to sign autographs for every single faculty, staff, and student who wanted to wait for autograph. I was fortunate enough to get my ticket signed by Dave. I told him that I had previously tried to get Craig Ferguson's signature a couple of months ago. Letterman joked, "Oh really? You know it's because he doesn't know how to write!"

I decided to call my Dad who was with my mom on their way back from O'hare. After Dave signed my ticket, I gave my phone to Letterman speak to my dad. It was a brief conversation, which ended in Dave telling my dad that I needed more money for school. How funny.

Shortly after, a women came up for an autograph wearing a Late Show T-shirt. Dave asked the woman how much she had paid for the shirt. He then gave her a couple of dollar bills, apologizing to her for her terrible purchase.

After signing autographs, Dave took a handful of photos with students. I was one of the lucky ones to get a picture!

It was such a fun night. I was so pleased that Dave took the time to talk with everyone and sign autographs. Most celebrities would probably not take the time to do that so it was great to have the opportunity!

link to Video Recap

link to newspaper article

Needle Art Exhibit

"The Threads That Bind"

Needle Art Exhibit

presented by

Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana

October 2-3, 2010

10am - 4pm

Munster Community Social Center
‎8751 Lions Club Drive, Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-6921‎

Enjoy the needlework on display
made by our chapter members!

Stop by the
"Learn To Stitch"

Visit the Members Boutique
Ornament Sale Fundraiser
(Made by Members)

Opportunity Drawings for prizes
($2/ticket or $3/five tickets)

On Saturday, we will be honored
to have the attendees from
The Great Lakes Region
meeting attend our exhibit.

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Questions or Comments?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Silk Fibers & Update on Buddy

Dinky-Dyes had a contest on Facebook.
I was one of
the winners ...
look what came in today's mail!

Yeah, I know, you are all green with envy
(which should be one of her fiber names)

These are the family dogs. The lab mix in the back, Buddy, has a stressed ACL (not sure the exact initials) in his back leg. He has been on three medications since last Saturday + returns to the vet this Saturday morning. For those of you who already knew this, thx for the e-mails and he really isn't doing any better. I had hoped he would be feeling more like himself, and he is just not. Perhaps the pain medications are helping. He has stopped yelping when he barks, tho, he rarely has barked. Also, is gingerly walking in the yard.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

some progress

A Sampler Pinkeep
A few more stitches into this project
I can only manage over-one stitching for an hour
at a time. Then I have to quit.
It is a challenge.

I found the DMC Stitch Pink Needlework Accessory Kit today.
It was at the large JoAnn Fabrics store.

There are pink
floss bobbins
needle threader
and charts inside a pink case (zips shut).
With a coupon, not too bad of a deal.

As for the locker hooking,
I had a few e-mails and questions.
This is the book I have.
It is by Theresa Pulido .
Supplies can be found at local
craft stores and on-line.
You need latch hook/rug canvas, fabric cut in strips,
locker hook, and yarn needle.
There are videos on line to
explain the process.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Such an interesting project

Some progress on
A Sampler Pinkeep
The Heart's Content, Inc.

Since the county fairs, I've been
picking it up from time-to-time
and adding a few more stitches.

Would like to actually
finish the stitching
and make it into a pinkeep this year.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

close-up pictures

Suzanne, blogging at
Squazi and The Chickens asked me about the stitching on this project.
I stitched it together using an uneven cross stitch. Hope the close up photo helps.

In case the background looked familiar ...

yes, I did complete my locker hooking project


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