Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A quick post before vacation!!

Thought I would sit for a bit and read some blogs - I am way behind in my blog reading. I got though several and I am not commenting on them, but will be back in full swing come July.

DH, Terry, has been invited to make a presentation at a conference in Cassino, Italy and we scraped enough money for me to tag along - excitement is in the air!!! These past 2 months have been so hectic, what with the beach retreat, the Sherri Jones workshop, helping my friend Diane move and working the temp job at the college - I feel like I have been wrung dry!!

The nice part of this trip will obviously be all the sightseeing in Rome, Naples and Cassino, but we decided to add Paris to the trip. Well, before we head to Paris we will stop and visit with a friend, Francoise (who I have been internet chatting with for over 5 years). We are so excited to be able to have worked that into the itinerary!!! So I will be gone for about 3 weeks, unless we are someplace where there is free internet!!

I wanted to share a few pictures with you all -- Below is a 'Fair Charlotte' waxer that was part of the workshop with Sherri Jones. Isn't she cute?
The porcelain doll in very tiny and the wax is first poured into a thimble then you stick the doll tiny doll in. The tough job is getting her out!!!
Caught this shot of Papa Cardinal getting food for the babies - he and momma take turns coming to the feeder.
We took out the built in bookcase/tv cabinet and put a small cabinet against the wall to hold the TV until the new built in is done!! (which is not even on the drawing board yet!!). But, if you know cats they always love to be part of the newest changes that go on!!! They are thinking they could settle in!!! wrong!!
And finally, two crocheted hats for DD Lindsay, she loves funky hats, saw these patterns, so I thought I would whip the out - did it during slow times at the temp. job. They turned out pretty good - especially the red one. I need to rip out some of the blue one, the edging is a bit too loose!!
Well, I need to go and finish the laundry and get things ironed and packed. We leave tomorrow for Ohio to attend our niece's college graduation and then visit with my sister, niece and nephew (who is flying in from Quatar). We leave for Rome next Wednesday and will return to the States on June 29/30.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful month of June - I will try to post if I can while away ---------- Roberta


Sheila said...

Have a fabulous holiday Roberta over this side of the Big Pond. Love that little wax doll made using a thimble - some people are so creative :)
Enjoy your hols!!!

woolwoman said...

Have a marvelous trip Roberta - can't wait to hear all about your adventures when you return - safe travels - Mel

Gillie said...

Have fun and throw a coin in the Trevi fountain for me - the last one went in #$#%& years ago!

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful time on your vacation! So exciting! I love the little doll waxer -- so cute!

BeckySC said...

Have FUN and BEE safe :)

Nancy said...

I love the little doll waxer and Lindsay's hats too!

Enjoy your trip! It sounds amazing, especially the part about meeting Francoise! Travel safe.

Deb said...

I hope that you have a wonderful time in Italy and take a lot of pictures and find a lot of goodies.

Love the little waxer - I've never seen anything like that but it's very cute!

Myra said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Susimac said...

Have a wonderful wonderful holiday.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow have an awesome holiday! Cats can be so predictable LOL! Great hats.

Siobhán said...

Enjoy your trip, Roberta! Give that Francoise a big hug for me. :)

Françoise said...

Welcome in France

Carolien said...

Hello Roberta,

O dear, you will be gone by now, I guess ... but I will leave you this message anyway: yesterday your envelope arrived, with the gorgeous pattern you gave me. Thank you so much! Another one on my 'to do list' ;)
I wish you a very nice, relaxing and happy holiday!!!

Take care & hugs, Carolien

FIONA said...

Hope you enjoy your travels - I have just found your blog! It is lovely. Thankyou for sharing. x

Solstitches said...

I'm thinking of you as you enjoy your well earned vacation Roberta.
Slightly green with envy that you get to meet Francoise and her family and all that fabulous stitching.
Have fun!


Dona said...

What a great time you will have, Roberta! I look forward to your pictures of your travels and of any vacation stitching!

Angela said...

Hi Roberta

Just wanted to stop by your blog to say "Thanks" for sending me the scissors as part of the keep exchange, they arrived this morning. You didn't have to but it was very thoughtful of you. I'll post to my blog soon :) Thanks again, Angela