Here are the pictures of the goodies we received and the Stitching Project.
When we came back to our seat after breaks and meals there was always a new gift on the table. All handmade, except of course the little scissors. The stitching bag, needle book, the little ort tray, the post it note holder (or whatever) and the little drawstring pouch filled with chocolate. I picked the bag - lots of spooky choices, I picked the one with the floating dresses.
I was very surprised to win the raffle basket. It is a spider web. Three projects, soaps, candles, lotions, linens.
This is a terrible picture of the project. It is a stitching bag and a little stump doll. This is a picture of my weekend progress.
I ate too much and spent too much.
It was unfortunate, it was the weekend we set the clocks ahead. I am one of the few people I know that does not like Daylight Savings Time. I really like the sun to rise early and I don't care what time it sets.
And if that wasn't bad enough - we had a crazy blizzard on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. I had taken Monday and Tuesday as vacation so I was safe at home. The office closed at 1 on Tuesday and Wednesday we were closed Snow Day. I have worked in the same building since 1978 and this is only the 2nd time (once in 1993) we closed. We are the snowiest city in New York - always get over 100 inches a year. So for us to close it had to be bad. But by Thursday we were all plowed out and back to work.
The best news I have to share, is I have decided to retire early. I will be 64 in June. I have worked too long in the same place. I will be retiring the end of August - in six months time. I will most likely get a part time job, just for the extras - like Stitching Retreats.