We arrived in Florida along with the fabulous weather and it has been gorgeous all week.
Dan has been our resident chef and is keeping us all well fed. If you are wondering what the well dressed chef on holiday wears when preparing dinner in 80 degree weather ...here is a peek...
This is Martha, who while surfing blogdom yesterday found my blog and discovered that I was less that half an hour away from her. She got in touch with me via blog comments and e-mail and here we are together this morning at The Golden Needle in Port Charlotte. It is barely visible in the background but if you look carefully you can see Martha's Cirque des Cercles on the wall behind us.
The Golden Needle is a terrific shop which has so much stock and so many fibres and so many fabrics and more charts that a person can imagine. Our time passed so fast that I barely had time to pick up a couple of My Big Toe patterns (which I don't have in my shop) and a few little buttons
Oh yes and before we hit the Golden Needle we visited an incredible Bead Shop. I don't even do beading except on the odd pattern but ohmigod...so many beads. I have never seen so many beads in my life!
Anyway Martha is delightful as is Kathy who owns the Golden Needle and I am so grateful that she took the time to get in touch and to pick me up this morning.The reason I had to dash off from the shop is ...Dan and Bruce offered to take Luci and me out for Valentine's lunch. I got to pick the restaurant...The Olive Garden.. and here we are having a pre-lunch glass of bubbly...That was followed by a delicious lunch... half of which we took home for supper. Our chef will get the night off.