Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I am back from San Francisco

Good Morning everyone, I have not meant to ignore my blog, but catching up with messages, starting a new job and having 2 rooms painted in ones house - does not give one much time for blogging. To make matters even more behind - I am off and running once again - this time to Jacksonville, Florida - will fill you in about that later.

Below is a shot of "the streets of San Francisco" sounds familar!!! OH yes, it was a TV show way back when!!!

DS, Jeremy lives in SF (he lived in NYC before) and the EGA had their National Convention there this year. So since I was lucky enough to win the Convention classes and DH had an freebie airline ticket = off I went!!
Below is pictures of the Golden Gate bridge - FOG and all

The rocks and waves below the bridge.

Will share more pictures of what my classes were later on another day, but wanted to at least put something up on the blog to share with you.

One of the exciting parts of the trip, was that I was able to meet up with Edgar!! from the blog 'Blacksheep's bit of the Web'. We meet up at a Thai restaurant for dinner and had a wonderful non stop chatter. Of course, both of us forgot to bring our camera's!!! DUHHH!

Edgar is a wonderful person and would have loved to spend more time with him visiting and sitting down to stitch - another time!! We did get together again when he came to visit me at the hotel/Seminar. We did lots of looking at the exhibits and browsing in the bookstore, boutique, merchandise vendor market and looking at a special exhibit of Italian embroideries.

Well, it is looking like I need to get myself off to work - will explain that in the next post - have a wonderful day everyone and thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Heading out of town AGAIN!!!

Was hoping to get caught up with messages and blogs, but once again, I am heading out of town.

I am attending the EGA National Seminar in San Francisco. I had put my name in a drawing for the cost of the seminar and banquets === Well, lo and behold - I won!!!!

Luckily, my husband had a free airline ticket, so all I have to pay for is the hotel and food === and of course, whatever fun thing there is at the boutique and Merchandise Mart Day!!!

I was lucky enough to get two great classes with great teachers - Marsha Papay Gomola and Catherine Jordan. I am so excited. I have a roommate who I know, which is a good thing, we should have fun together.

The best part about this trip though is -- Our son, Jeremy, lives and works in SF so I will be spending as much time as I can with him --- I am really excited about this trip.

I am also, going to meet 'Edgar' who is a fellow blogger - this truly will be a wonderful trip, I am so looking forward to seeing Jeremy, meeting Edgar and visiting with other stitching friends and meeting new friend - nevermind the wonderful classes I am taking.

So with that news and excitement - I am hoping that I will be getting caught up some while in SF, but definitely need to buckle down and get back to reading and writing blogs.

Thanks for stopping by ---- Roberta, who will try to post some photos while gone using DD's notebook computer!!!