Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sneezing


Spring is making its presence felt, even if the spring weather has been very fickle this year. We've had quite a bit of wind and cool temperatures, but the weekend weather was glorious. Eighty degree afternoons, drew me outdoors to clean up flower beds and enjoy meals on the patio. Of course, Monday brought rain, a breeze, and a return of the cold. But whatever it is that I'm allergic to blossomed over the weekend and now I'm sneezing my head off. Time to pull out those meds again - thank the Lord for them!

Kevin and Kyle have been busily working on their Pinewood Derby cars for the race this Saturday. Today is Tax Day, so DH will be getting those forms in the mail at midnight. It's just a tradition for him to always wait till the last hour before mailing the return. Brendan is taking the math/science portion of the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) this week. Kirsten always is busy with one thing or another. Everyone has their projects.

As for me, Friday was stamp club night again and these were the result:




I also got a little bit of the garage cleaned on Saturday, just a little mind you, but at least I can walk around now! My laundry is pretty much caught up, now to do a bit of ironing. I've cleaned up my desk and a couple of shelves. So at last I can begin to get ready for . . .


Yes, I get to go to the Victoria Sampler Spring Retreat next week! Tuesday I'll be picking up Connie in Lacey, overnighting in Anacortes, then taking the ferry next morning through the San Juan Islands over to Vancouver Island. We'll have Wednesday afternoon and Thursday for touristy fun, then Friday the stitching begins in earnest. Thea has a wonderful project ready for us and I can't wait to begin.

In the meantime, I have some stitching supplies to organize and an exchange gift to make!!

16 comments:

Kendra said...

I'm with you on the allergy thing - my eyes, throat, and nose are driving me crazy. When I was younger, I didn't have spring allergies, and for some reason, I now have them in the spring just as bad as I do in the fall. Yuck.

Mylene said...

Your cards looks lovely. Well done!!

Vonna said...

Sorry about the allergies, they affect my eyes...always running and itchy...

And those cards are just perfect Von...works of art!

I'm so jealous that you get to go to the VS retreat...but as much as you stitch their patterns, there isn't a more deserving girl then you! HURRAY! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

xstitch.nl said...

Isn't it wonderful that spring is finally (almost) here... despite the sneezing... bless you!! The Thoreau card is so pretty!!
Have a wonderful time in Vancouver!!!

Karoline said...

Your cards are lovely Von, have a wonderful time at the retreat

Sharon said...

Such beautiful cards! Love them! Spring is wonderful-but the pollen is horrible, my blue car looks like a yellow one-lol. Have fun at your retreat.

Barbara said...

Your card-making skills are AMAZING, Von!

I hope the allergies will soon be nothing but an unpleasant memory. Have fun with Connie at the retreat!!

Elisabeth Braun said...

Hey! I come back from the other side of the world and find you've had a blog-over! I like the light look.

The RR on your last post is just great!

Jenna said...

Your cards are always so lovely. I think I like the mother's day card the best. And I am SO JEALOUS that you are going to a VS retreat. I've thought about it (and come close enough to talk to Lisa about it via email), but ended up not going. It's much closer for you then for me. :) Enjoy and you and Connie have a great time!

shakatak66 said...

You're going to have a blast at the VS Retreat - how wonderful for you and Connie :D Can't wait to hear all about it, and see your gorgeous new project! :D Your latest cards are stunners, as always :D

Dianne said...

Ahh...hope you are better now. It's the pollen in general that is being spread around.
I swear you could be a designer for a card company-your cards are really clever.
Have a wonderful time with Connie!

Stitchingranny said...

Wow you are so lucky to get to one of these retreats. I shall look forward to hearing all about it and seeing what you got to stitch. Dont forget your camara.

BTW Those tulips are beautiful.

Ginger said...

Oh, Von - I am envious of your time in Victoria - I loved my trip there for a VS Holiday! I wanna hear all about it. Give Thea a big hug for me.
Ginger

Margo's Musings said...

Hi, Von, your stamping projects are just exquisite! They are so elegant, and creative!

I am soooo jealous of you attending the VS retreat - please take lots of pics to share. I hope you enjoy yourself immensely!

Margaret

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Sorry to hear you've been sneezing, Von. On a brighter note, your tulips are lovely! :) Your stamped cards look amazing. Well done!

Sonda in OR said...

I love those cards! You are very multi-talented! Have fun on your retreat! I'm jealous! :)