And I needed to be. I had to get the quilting done on Five Fancy Fish Frolic which I am doing for the Marin quilt show challenge – Fun With Five. I want to take it on vacation and get the beading done.
I am on steroids because Maggie, our JR, gave me a going away gift of Poison Oak. Steve has a little patch on his wrist. I woke up with a full blown oozing rash on the right side of my face, neck and ear. I was able to get in to see Felicity, my doc. (Love her and I just found out today that she and I are both grads of the Cornell Univ. College of Human Ecology (only 20 years apart!!) She just went back for her 25th reunion and I skipped my 45th. I’m holding out for 50!) Back to Poison Oak – the park next to us is filled with it. It is hard to keep Maggie from getting in to it. Then when she gives you some love right after she has been out there, it can be a disaster.
Anyway, I finished the quilting and added some embellishments. Now I can have fun with the beading. I have starfish beads, fish beads and other lovely things.
Here is the long view:
Close-up of the left side:
Close-up of right side.
I added some fun and frilly yarns to make the underwater plants have more texture and movement.
Tomorrow afternoon we will take Maggie to sleep away camp and head to San Francisco to have dinner with Mark. Then on to a motel by the airport. We will stay overnight and take a shuttle to the airport really early in the morning, leaving our car in the care of the motel.
Steve is flying to Baltimore and will spend Friday night with his brother in Annapolis. I am flying to Syracuse and will spend the night with my sister Carole and then drive to Rehobeth Beach, Delaware with them. The reason for this is that I am coming back up to New York to spend a few more days going to a family reunion and visiting some friends that I haven’t seen in awhile. Steve is coming back to California after the week at the beach.
We are really looking forward to this week. Steve loves spending time with my two b-i-l’s. They have organized a deep sea fishing trip for one day. My quilting sister, Judy, and I are planning on taking some field trips where we will surely get in to a spending frenzy!! One trip we will take for sure is a boat trip to Cape May, New Jersey. There will be my two sisters, Judy and Carole, and their husbands, Carole’s three daughters and son-i-l (a Brit who is loads of fun), Judy’s daughter, who is physician’s assistant and her husband, and one of her son’s and his wife and two little girls.
We will do pizza one night, eat out one night and each get a night to cook. We are all on our own for lunches and breakfast. So I think it will be a fun week. Another great thing is that we all love to do jigsaw puzzles and play board games. Can you tell that I am looking forward to this!! It is the family reunion the next week that may not be so much fun.
So tata. Don’t have too much fun in cyberspace without me! I may get a chance to blog when I am at my sister’s house.