Sunday, July 08, 2007

Anniversary Weekend

DH and I spent the weekend in Manchester, NH for our 6th wedding anniversary. What's the appeal of staying in a city that is only an hour from our house? Well, the hotel we stayed at is in the left field of the minor league baseball park and we had a room with a great view.

Friday was our anniversary and we had a full day of fun. First up was a golf game for DH at Crotched Mountain golf course. Unfortunately, a thunderstorm rolled in and they closed the course when he was on the 15th hole so he didn't get a complete round in.

Next stop was a new-to-me quilt shop - Apple Tree Fabrics. I bought backing for my Autumn Stairstepper quilt, one yard of fabric that DH says, "This will look good in my house", a collection of sewing notion bluework patterns and this cute little hand painted box with fat eighths in it.

For dinner we went to a Brazilian steak house. Yummy! All you can you eat salad and meat dinner topped with scrumptious carrot cake and cappuccino for dessert.

Saturday I got to pick up my Pink Finity quilt from my quilter. She did an outstanding job quilting it and I can't wait to sew the binding on and enjoy the quilt. I dropped of my Wicked Girlie quilt and she will have it ready for me next Saturday. That will be two of my finishes this month. Hooray.

I'm in the swapping mood and have one swap announcement and a Pay It Forward exchange. You can sign up for one or both if you'd like.

Three people have expressed an interest in the stitchery swap. I thought up these guidelines if that helps you decide to join:
  • We will swap one-on-one a stitchery item no larger than 12 x 12 inches. It could be a pin cushion, a needle case or a small wall hanging.
  • The item can be redwork, bluework or embroidery. But there must be some type of stitchery in the project.
  • I will gather the names and addresses of people willing to participate and swap out the names and addresses. You will mail to your swap partner.
  • Deadline for sign-ups is July 28th and you will have until September 1 to mail your stitchery.
  • International swappers can play too. So if you sign up let me know if you don't mind sending international packages.
  • If you'd like to join the swap send me an email and let me know. I will send you my email address and then you can send me your snail mail address.
Floribunda posted a Pay It Forward exchange and I signed up. I will send the first 3 people who want to join the fun a handmade gift as long as you promise to Pay It Forward to 3 more people. So, if you'd like to join in the fun, let me know.

I just got home from dropping off DH at the airport. He is gone until Friday and then next weekend he is visiting his best friend so I'm home alone for the week. I came home to find the new Rachel Ray magazine and two quilting books in the mail so I'm off to take a bubble bath to relax and read.


Angie said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a great time!! :D And you certainly got some great goodies! :D Your Pink Finity quilt is just wonderful, Sweet P!! :D

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that pink quilt - so feminine.

Kim said...

I'll pay it forward :)

Libby said...

Sounds like such a fun time away. Did you get to watch a ball game?

Rose said...

Happy Anniversary!!! i LOVE the pink quilt, the quilting is beautiful.....looking forward to the stitchery swap!!!

Sharon said...

Is it too late to join the pay it forward swap?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, I'll pay it forward, if you still have room.
Love the pink quilt, the quilting really sets it off.
Happy anniversary, Tracey

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

ps in for stitchery as well, you've given me plenty of time! Tracey

cindyquiltsOR said...

I would like to join both swaps. Details?

Enjoyed seeing the quilt in pinks, so sweet!

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! The quilting on your Pink Finity quilt is awesome. I will have to be on the lookout for that pattern-I really like it.

anne bebbington said...

Please count me in for the stitchery swap - I'm in the UK but happy to post anywhere internationally Anne at Quiltingbebbs

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby - sorry I'm a little late! Sounds like you two had a very nice week end.

Love your pink quilt - really wonderfully quilted - the hearts are perfect.

Quilting Pirate said...

Happy Anniversary (belated) and I love the finished quilt!

I'm interested in the Stitchery Swap, but I have a question, can I used my embroidery machine for the stitchery, or does it have to be hand done?

Chookyblue said...

Love the pink quilt.......pleased you had such a nice time away and still included patchwork......please count me in the stitchery swap I am in Oz and happy to mail international........

Anonymous said...

Count me in too for the stitchery swap. Can I make it into something like a pot holder or poy stand?

Sandra said...

I would like to join the stitchery group.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

oooough, I just found the post of your Pink Finity Quilt when you got it back int he mail! I LOVE IT EVEN MORE!!! That quilting is so PerrrrrrrrrFECT!!!! ;) If ever decide you don't want it, I will send you money and a box for shippin ;) ~Bonnie

Nadine said...

Happy belated anniversary ! (Sorry, I skipped that : just came back from summer holiday...)

Can I still join in the stitchery swap ? I'd be delighted !

Nadine - Friendship Threads - (who doesn't mind international posting)

Big hugs & smiles to you !


Anonymous said...

Hi Paula, I lost my partner.
Could you please email me my partner again.
So sorry for the inconvenience.