Last night, after our long and fun day at ABC Stitch Therapy with Barbara, Patti and Sara, Mike took me on a dinner cruise of Boston Harbor on the Spirit of Boston as part of my birthday. It was a nice evening of prime rib, cocktails and dancing... and people watching :-) The couple behind us got engaged during the dinner... and there was even a small wedding reception on our deck! It was a very hot, humid night, so being on the ship was actually a very good thing! It was a bit interesting driving home from Boston as we encountered a tunnel shut down that is part of the huge "Big Dig" debaucle (a woman died two weeks ago when a huge cement ceiling tile fell on her car while driving to Logan Airport - now most of the tunnels in Boston are shut down for investigation and repairs)....
As promised, here is my stash from yesterday's get together... I got Mirabilia's new Autumn in my Garden, Just Nan's Jolly Old Elf and The Workbasket's Mermaids Singing (to be adopted out to Patti when I finish this - and I think my LNS has this Liberty Street Limelight linen in stock...hmmm...)... I also got three stunning FQ's of hand dyed fabric - one is a Kiwi Customs called Southern Star. There was a model of Stargazer stitched on this fabric at the shop - oh my! And, I got Air belfast by Sugar Maple Fabrics which is amazing, as well as Ametrine opalescent lugana by Silkweaver.... I have this in belfast for Titania and it is very brown... on the lugana it is violet and rose and pale green... and wonderful! And, I got a spool of the discontinued Kreinik 043 for Mermaid Heart in case anyone needed it... and it is being adopted out to Katrina on Monday :-)
Oh gosh, more wonderful birthday gifts! Barbara gave me this wonderful Silkweaver Solo and some pretty overdyed threads... and a box of belgian chocolates (for Mikey - I pass on sugar - lucky Mikey!! - But, I am so embarrassed that I forgot to open my gifts while I was with Barbara!! Duh!!).... And, from Nikki, a pretty scissor fob and stitch counter that she made herself! Nice, thanks Nikki!! And, from Jenn, these lovely Blackbird Designs and HAED charts too! Plus, a super sweet birthay card from Dianne arrived yesterday too :-) I do so love my friends - thank you all!!
Stitched on today: The Tea Room on Veronica's Neighborhood Round Robin