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Friday, July 5, 2013

My excuse...


Life happens. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. For all of my complaining earlier this year about the lack of sunshine and warmth I have been enjoying “Summer”.  I’ve been doing some walking, playing golf and stitching outside on the balcony. Last month for my birthday I spent 4 days in Las Vegas. I must have walked a hundred miles. Because I am such a big fan of CSI hubby surprised me with the CSI Experience which is an interactive tour through a crime scene to collect evidence, then analyze what you’ve found in the crime lab and at the end if you can tell what happened and who dun-it you get a diploma.  We are now both Crime Scene Investigators, at least according to Supervisor Gil Grissom. 
I loved it!  We also went to a show that was a tribute to Michael Jackson, it was awesome, and this guy looked and sounded exactly like him.  The rest of the time in Vegas was spent contributing to their local economy by way of the slot machines. Needless to say I did not win anything but I had a great time losing. 

Here is a picture of the other gifts I got for my birthday, that gorgeous chart was from my very good blogging friend Shirlee. Thank you again, I love it. 
While out exploring the new Post Exchange on Fort Belvoir here in Alexandria, VA I came across this beauty and I just had to have it. It is an apothecary cabinet with all of those lovely drawers for floss storage.
On the stitching front I have stitched a design for a needle book exchange and I can’t show you everything but here’s a sneak-peek.

 I’ve got the sewing part to do but it not due until Sept so I’ve got time.
Also I’ve been stitching on the Needleworker by Little House Needleworks and it’s coming along pretty quickly. 

Hopefully it won’t be such a long time to my next post and I have more stitching pictures to show you.  I have got to start a piece for my DS and DIL’s 10th anniversary so until next time thank you all for stopping by and welcome to any new followers.  I’m off to make some wonderful little xxs.  

14 comments:

CalamityJr said...

What fun memories you made; happy belated birthday. Can't wait to see you stitch the quilt pattern. And using the apothecary cabinet for floss is genius. Enjoy all your goodies!

sharine said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great one:)

Brigitte said...

So great how you spent your birthday. Happy belated birthday and enjoy our great gifts. The cabinate looks wonderfuzl, just like made for floss storage, lol.

rosek1870 said...

So glad you enjoyed your birthday! I love the apothecary cabinet! Your exchange piece looks great as usual! Too bad I can't be the recipient as I already have some of your beautiful stitching. DH and I spent the day yesterday at Cabella's and when leaving - using his trust smart phone he found me an LNS nearby YAY! I haven't been in one in years. While there I got the Needleworker and can't wait to get started. Spending time at the camper is a great way to get some serious stitching done!!

* * * orangery - stitchery * * * said...

a belate Happy Birthday, sounds you had a marvelous time. I saw the picture of the cabinet, I have similar one and bought it in Malaysia, the salesperson told us it was from Korea. Sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

Vickie said...

That is a great chart from Shirlee. Wow! Your cabinet is awesome, I love it! So glad you are enjoying yourself and happy. Henry and Mabel say "Hi" to Bud.

Minnie said...

Orangery - stitchery sorry I wasn't able to answer you personally but yes this cabinet was made in Korea but there is a shop on the Army Post near me that sales this type of thing.

Scattered Threads said...

Happy Belated Birthday Minnie. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in Vegas.
Nice gifts and purchase. I like the sneak-peek of your exchange and can;t wait to see it all finished up.
Nice progress on the Needleworker. You will be done with it before you know it.
Looking forward to seeing more of your XX's
JAckie :)

Vicky said...

Glad to see you back, happy belated birthday :)

The CSI experience sounds awesome and I love the new cabinet!!

SoCal Debbie said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday! What a great idea to be a CSI and see Michael Jackson, too! The cabinet is amazing. I'm looking forward to watching your progress on the Needleworker design.

Faith... said...

What a wonderful trip and adventure your husband gave you for your birthday! Sounds like you guys had a great time in Vegas. LOVE the apothecary cabinet you got.

Happy belated Birthday!

Shirlee said...

Gorgeous cabinet! My husband was in Vegas for 4 days last month! He says he also walked about 100 miles & enjoyed every minute of it. He also enjoyed playing the slots but came home without any winnings. Lovely stitching!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Minnie!! Looks like you had a blast and received some wonderful gifts! That little cabinet is perfect for threads. Hugs!

Emma/Itzy said...

I'm glad it is not just me and life gets in the way for others too! Sounds like you had a lot of fun in Vegas, I would love to go one day.

Your stitching is coming along great too, can't wait to see more!