Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Headin' Downeast

Taking the time now to let you know I'll be heading home on Saturday morning for a much needed vacation.

I will NOT be thinking about the courthouse or the bookstore for over two weeks. I am taking my laptop with me, and will keep in touch periodically from the Scarborough Public Library or Panera (no internet at the folks'). Will have stitching and books, naturally, and plan to "just plain chill."

I've got my Family Tree Maker 2009 all updated, so will be pumping the folks for information, and have a 2G memory card in my camera, for lots of picture-taking. The biggest day will be Monday, when Stephanie and I go to Boston for the day, including the Red Sox game that night. It will be Steph's first trip to Fenway, and my first since the 1975 World Series Game 6.

Cannot wait!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

What I've Been Stitching (When I Couldn't Blog)

Stop and Stitch the Flowers is finally finished, and I just love it. I have to admit it got a little boring at times, but you know the feeling of nearing the finish and you have such a great sense of "accomplished creativity," right?

Here are my Blueberries all done as well. I have (sort of) set a goal for myself to stitch up all my Mainey/New Englandy designs. Guess I'm feeling especially nostalgic (I leave for Maine on the 25th for two whole weeks!).

In between tackling those pesky "Gotta Finish These" projects, I picked up Scared Silly, since I had the funky fabric and all the fibers already. Even though I need my magnifier, it's been a blast so far.

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Time to Catch this Blog Up !!

When last I wrote, I was headed to Gettysburg, which was awesome. I had never been, and love Civil War history, so this was a super big deal for me.
The conference was on Leadership Lessons from Lincoln, and was for Circuit Librarians and Deputy Circuit Librarians, of which I am one. It was two and a half days of seminars, discussions, break-out groups, and touring.

The highlight of the trip was seeing all my Deputy friends from around the country, most of whom I have known and worked with for over 25 years. Here we all are at our dinner together at O'Rorke's. I'm near the head of the table on the right-hand side. Such a great group. So many laughs and such great memories!

Here's our tour bus and our Guide at the top of Little Round Top.

Here are some more pictures from my great time in Gettysburg:

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