Friday, July 7, 2017

Ann Hill Sampler continues

My Some samplers are quick stitches, some are not!  Ann Hill falls into the Not category.  Maybe if I spent more time stitching, I'd be further along.  But, I've been busy!

I had a visitor from Daytona Beach, Fl.  My friend Lori, who I've known, since I was her supervisor when I was in my 20's.  I'm over 60 now, so for 40 years.  Truth be told, we haven't been continuous friends the whole time.  Not because we had a falling out, or a disagreement, but sometimes life just gets in the way, and you lose touch.  But, Lori is one of those friends you can pick up where you left off, no matter how much time is in between. 

With company arriving, I had to forgo stitching and clean my entire house.  All the bedrooms, all the bathrooms (4 1/2), make beds, vacuum, dust, on top of laundry.  I always do a deep clean before I have company! I don't want people to think I live like a pig or a hoarder.  It's never really that bad, but I do tend to let it go, sometimes.

While Lori was here, we made a trip to In Stitches, in Alexandria, Va.  I found 3 charts within the first 5 minutes, I was in the place.  Thankfully, they were having a sale and I had a $60.00 gift card.
Took Lori a bit longer to find some charts.  Only because I think she was overwhelmed by the sheer volume they have.  Plus she bought some fabric, since evidently Daytona has no cross stitch stores.
We spent the evening watching old episodes of Person of Interests, since both of us liked the show and had managed to miss quite a few episodes.  I always wondered where the two women came from that became a part of the crew, and where the dog came from.  I now know where the dog, and one female character came to be.

In addition, I took her to my favorite used book store in Manassas.  McKay's!  She walked out with 6 books for less than $10.  Two of the books were .06 each.  Plus, we made a trip to the Wegmans grocery store, bought some horseradish cheddar cheese, which we gulped down.  Plus some olives from their olive bar.  We passed on the desserts, but they certainly looked delicious!  On her last day, we walked one neighborhood of Potomac Mills, which is our outlet mall.  Lori splurged and bought a few pair of shoes.  I bought a few things from the Vera Bradley outlet (always trying to organize my purse!) and a shirt on sale from the Ann Taylor store.  Course, we couldn't leave the mall without splitting a designer caramel apple.  It was to die for!  Had caramel, chocolate, nuts, and pieces of heath bar.   Yummy.  Plus, a visit to T.J. Maxx, where I stocked up on puppy things.

In addition, my son and his girlfriend asked me to come to Norfolk for a visit, to meet my new grandson.  Andersen is lovely.  I spent 3 days, and 2 nights there.  Mostly just holding the baby!  I did give them a few recommendations.  But.....I'm just the grandmother, and even though I birthed 3 babies myself and raised them, what could I possibly know about children?  Makes me laugh, that they will find out on their own, just like I did, since babies don't come with a book!

With updating my blog tonight, I have been doing laundry most of the day, stripped my guest bed, and did manage a trip to the grocery store.  Also stitching on Ann. 

With that, I will sign off, I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  As always.....Happy Stitching!


  1. It sounds like you had a fabulous visit and fun adventures with your friend. Glad you were able to get in some cuddle time with your grandson! Enjoy the coming week and stay cool!

    1. Wish they lived closer! My daughter is down there right now meeting her nephew. My husband is going down this week.

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