Here we are...the beginning of another work week. Oh how I wait for the day when my weeks are just weeks...not work-weeks! I shouldn't say 'wait'...I should say 'dream'! How I DREAM of the day when my weeks are just weeks! :o)
We had a busy weekend here in southeast SD. On Saturday, the hubs and I hit the road...headed north up I-29 to Brookings...for the annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival. I love this festival...though I don't make it up there every year. The weather was perfect.......70s and toward the end of the afternoon...when we were standing by the roasted corn stand...in the sun....it was quite hot actually! But it was a great day! I picked up a couple massive pottery coffee mugs...and a great walking stick for the collection. And now that I have three (all from this same artist)..well...now that truly DOES qualify as a collection, doesn't it? :o) Of course as I'm paying for the walking stick...the hubs says, quite sarcastically I might add, "do you collect those?" and I look at him...incredulously, and say "Honey! I DO have two of these already....so yes...yes I do collect these." HMPH! End of that conversation! LOL
So lots of walking in my new Asics kicks on Saturday....and my feet didn't hurt....I mean...they just felt like I had been on my feet all day (which I was)...but no heel pain! YAY!
Sunday, after a lovely tex-mex brunch at Chevy's....we decided it would be fun to stride through Goodwill....so....we did! And boy was it a great Goodwill day!
Yes, Paulette, that IS a springerle mold....for a BUCK! A BUCK, I say! I feel another collection coming on!! I couldn't believe it when I found that thing! The hubs found the wooden bobbins...and that platter....had to get it...chip and all. Fifty cents! It's massively huge! and OLD! and CRAZED!!! Oh I love it! And to the left you can barely spy two crock/stoneware bowls!!! The BIG one was a buck..and there's another nested inside that was .75! I couldn't believe my luck on Sunday. Both have a crack in them...but nothing major and they hold fruit and potatoes etc very well! The thrifty karma was with me on Sunday!
and then Sunday went downhill for me....when the hubs had the GRAND idea (note MY heavy sarcasm)...to continue to keep me out of the house and off my stitching-butt and he suggested we go hit some golfballs at the driving range. Fine. FINE! Let's GO. Man I was ticked! But I went. Long story short....today I have a bruised and swollen knee from being hit by a random ball that someone out on the course hit...and it bounced up on to the driving range and bounced right in to the side of my knee!
BUT...that just means I can now sit on my stitching butt and stitch without being pestered to get up and DO SOMETHING! ;o) At least for a bit!
Here's my progress on Ann Rayner.
I'm going to work on her for a bit tonight....I'm seeing the end of this page I'm working on...so I want to keep going with her!
Can't wait to see what else this week ahead brings! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!