As I frantically prepare for our church’s Girl’s Weekend I discovered that my first priority was what cross stitch to take with me. Should I take “Neighborhood”? Or should I take the Lizzie Kate Double Flips that I started on New Year’s Day? Or should I take a new project, Hand to Work’s “Ellen Myerscough”? In the end I decided to take both the Little House Needlework and the Hand to Work projects. So I made sure that my needlework was all packed – charts, fabrics(couple of choices for “Ellen Myerscough”, threads, needles, spare needles, scissors, hoop. I also put in my crochet that I started just after the Craft and Quilt Fair.
I then started planning the food stuffs I was taking with me – rice crackers and dip, wine, chocolate, bubbly, breakfast, wine, chips, wine. Finally I could think of the clothes. They are packed.
As I was packing, I could not help thinking of our Stitcher’s Retreat, being held in October at the Black Spur Inn. (Have you booked in yet…be quick, there are only a few more days for the Early Bird Prices.) I am sure that my planning will be along similar lines, with one addition – will the clothes fit in the car around the shop? Thank goodness the bedding will be provided.
So I am off for the weekend. No kids, no hubby … but I will still have to see to my own meals, look after my own room, do my own dishes, and if I am not quick enough, clean a toilet or shower! And sadly, although there will be a lot of crafters along, there will probably be no others doing cross stitch or embroidery.
See you Monday.