Monday, November 17, 2008

What a week!!

First of all we go back to last Thursday when this article appeared in the local newspaper. Needless to say, you cannot buy publicity like that!

Then on Friday evening I gathered with a bunch of my closest friends and stitched my brains out for the entire weekend. Well OK we stopped every once in a while to eat well and to laugh heartily but mostly we stitched. I will post some pictures in my next blog. We also had a fabulous meal on Saturday prepared by my dear husband and served by he and his excellent helper Amanda...more about the meal and the of course more pictures along with the getaway snaps...in my next blog.

This was where I started on my Kappie Originals landscape on Friday...
And this is where I stopped on Sunday. I had hoped to finish the page and get it backstitched but alas that was not to be....maybe this week.
And if all that wasn't enough good stuff I received an e-mail on Sunday from a member of the Cataraqui Guild inquiring if Knowledge and Needles was interested in having a Boutique at the annual EGA Seminar which is being held in Kingston this spring! Am I interested?....I would have written her a cheque on the spot! and said so in my return e-mail.
So to all of you who were so sympathetic and comforting when I had the shoplifting incident I have to say thank you because I am sure that all the postitive vibes and good thoughts that you all sent my way paid off with all this abundance of good news.

11 comments:

Tita said...

What a fabulous weekend it was!! I'm glad that things are looking up after that incident. It's always great to get away, laugh heartily, eat well, and stitch. Thanks Ann.

Cindy F. said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!
Really great progress on your landscape piece. It's so beautiful!

Hey Congrats on getting to have a boutique @ EGA Seminar! I'm so happy for you and wish I could be there to see it! How exciting!

Cindy F. said...

Oh, I just read the wonderful news article! How awesome for you!
Wish I lived in your area so I could shop @ your place! Best of wishes and I hope your business grows and never gets slow!

Laura said...

I loved reading the article about your store, and giggled at the way people found out about it.

And your weekend sounds like it was a complete success! I wish I lived there...sigh.

Beatrice said...

Oh Ann THANK YOU so much for hosting such a great weekend. I had a blast.
Dan's lunch was Amazing. He did a wonderful job as usual!!!!!!!!
I'm so pleased for you about the EGA. That is good news.
The article was nice to see again with the extra photo of Judy and Judie.
I look forward to your photo's. I haven't posted mine yet either.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

WOW! A great weekend (thank you again for planning and hosting) as well as a great article, things are looking up...up...up!

Carolien said...

O, how lovely, this article! And even more: how lovely, your big progress on your landscape. Maybe you didn't finish the page, but you made a lot of stitches!

Have a nice week & hugs, Carolien

Kathy A. said...

Ann it looks like such a fun weekend. And I am so jealous and homesick.
So glad to hear that you made it into the local paper. You should have been there ages ago. I think you are amazing!
Oh and the EGA seminar - wow, good for you. Does that mean we have to join the guild to get to go? LOL

Cindy F. said...

Hey Ann! You asked me the type of flower I'm showing on my blog. I have no idea...it's green stems look like an iris of some sort.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Ann you got so much stitching done!!!

Sharon said...

You made some amazing progress there! Looks wonderful.