Sunday, April 2, 2017

Girls Weekend

Sometimes you just have to get away
and celebrate life with your tribe.

I had a mini getaway weekend with a few friends.
Two of them came from out of state.

We took them to Antique Archaeology
(home of the American Pickers)
so Karen could get a neat photo of her gorgeous quilt.
I tried to confiscate it (along with the PERFECT bag she made) , but alas, I lost.
I apologize for the poor picture quality.
These were all done on my phone as I forgot to take my camera with me.

We had an afternoon of wine tasting...

...which lead to this

Just kidding...maybe.

Believe it or not we also got a lot of sewing done.
But I have to tell you,
I cannot drink wine and then try to put a quilt together.
When all was said an done, my rows were almost 2" off.
I traded in the bottle of wine for a seam ripper and fixed the quilt.
Lesson learned.

Tara tried to get selfies of our group with her famous selfie stick,
but was getting a little frustrated as it was taking pictures
when she thought it wasn't.
(insert big laughing face here!)

In the end it worked out great for Tara
We all faded out in the background.
I think her goal was accomplished.

It was just a great weekend the whole way around.  The kind where 
you laughed so hard your stomach felt you did a marathon round of crunches.
I dearly love these girls.
Feel free to check our hashtag on Instagram #runninganddrinkingwithscissors to see
more of our fun.

I finally finished an embroidery pattern I've been working on for a while.

It's called Friends and can be found on Esty at LiliPopo's shop HERE.
I dearly love her patterns and highly recommend them.
I used colored pencils to add color to the background.

Whenever I would work on this, I would think about so many 
different women in my life.  I think that's why I enjoyed working on 
this so much.  I would picture these two girls
talking in a field of flowers as different conversation scenarios ran through my head.
I would think about my mom, my sister, my sister's-in-law, my special cousins,
my dear friends, my sister from another mister (as we call ourselves, right Julie?,
and new women I've been coming in contact with and just how much 
each one is special to me.

This project is very dear to my heart for each stitch
 represents all of the women who have touched my life at some point in time.
I thank you for helping me be the woman I am today and for helping me become
the woman I want to grow into.

Until your next visit at Breezy Lane,
God bless and much love.

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