>My crew is packing tonight and tomorrow for our annual trip to A Stitchers’ Gathering, held this year in Hilton Head. I’m headed to Rome tomorrow to get the Party Van(tm). We’ll mortgage the house to fill it up. Ann will be here tomorrow night, and then we’ll gather Jill (who has threatened me with death if I show up at her house before 10) and Heather on Thursday morning and head Southeast to the coast. The weatherman says we’re likely to have rain, but we generally don’t see the outside of the hotel once we get there anyhow.
Teresa and I have planned our costumes for the costume contest. Pictures will follow here after the event is over. I’ll just say that I’ve gathered a number of items that are completely out of character for me. We also figure that not many people are going to “get” our costume, but we’re highly amused by it, and that’s all that matters in the long run.
Unfortunately Richard and Oscar can’t accompany me on this trip. Richard consoles himself by going on an Indian food and “movies I would never want to see in a million years” binge. I’m sure that Oscar will do what he’s been doing lately and hang out on the sofa. The cooler weather we’ve been having has not been kind to his arthritis and he’s not moving around a lot. He’s still enjoying his food tho: particularly his boiled chicken and Beggin’ Strips. I’ve actually managed to get his tramadol down him the past couple of days, so please say a small prayer that he’ll continue to cooperate!
I’ve been doing a wee bit of stitching and knitting. My knitting can’t be shown on my blog just yet. It’s a gift for my swap partner in the Starbucks and Yarn swap, and I want it to be a bit of a surprise! As for stitching, I’ve been working on the needlebook in the “Ye Shall Prosper” stitchalong. I was supposed to have the front finished last month; no, it didn’t happen. 🙂
Be on the lookout for an update after we return (and I rest up!!!).