Monday, March 19, 2007

Hi and howdy!
Just a nice brisk morning here in Northern California! I am showered, lotioned, legs are shaved, perfumed, teeth brused and hair combed. kitchen and bathrooms are clean. laundry is drying and spinning. ahhhhhh. all is right in the world, lol

Last night I went to my book club. I so enjoy those women! They make me laugh and giggle They make me think. They make me come outside my zone. Just love them. We were there for almost 3.5hours. Good thing we ate a lot and it wasn't busy.

We, of course, talked about the book. Then moved on to life, sex (raising eyebrows and wiggling them), kids, marriages today and how hard they are sometimes to keep healthy and perceptions...of people different from you...of family...of love.

The book we read (Digging to America by Anne Tyler) dealt with two families...one born and raised in the U.S and one from Iran. They become friends after meeting at the airport...they were both there to pick up their adopted korean daughters. It dealt with how americans are viewed, how other cultures are viewed...family dynamics...losing a spouse etc etc. And we have a lady from Britain in our club so she talked about how it was when she came here. How they couldn't believe how much of everything there was. How strange it was to go to an all you can eat restaurant etc etc. When her young niece came to visit she asked her...why are there so many pregnant people...since so many of the people she saw were overweight she figured they were pregnant, lol. So last night we had soooo much to talk about. I was amped when I got home,lol. I am still trying to absorb it all and file it away in my brain,lol. It is so so so nice to talk to people about things other than where something is, to stop taking your brothers toy or where you want to put the swingset.

Our next book we are reading is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. It comes highly recommended so I am looking forward to it. Here is some info on it if you are intersted in reading with us.

I also got another page scrapped. I used a template by me and my friend Audra Little's boys will be boys kit (it was her grab bag for my digital muse and now can be found here)


I am reallllly loving to scrap again! Just love it!!!!

I was asked if I would share my stitches again. I went and made them better...saw somethings I didn't like in the first batch. So even if you have these...grab them again and replace your old ones



Ok...off to finish folding laundry, putting away and then gather my monkies. We are meeting up with one of chase's old friends from preschool. going to go to the park while the weather is still good.

hugs and have a splendid day.

41 comments:

twoboyz00 said...

Thanks so much for the awesome stitches! Also waving hi!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. I like that some of the stitches are incomplete; kinda like my sewing!

Sharon-shutterbug said...

Thanks so much for today's freebie - it looks terrific!

Anonymous said...

Very nice LO and the stitches are divine!! TFS

JoAnn said...

thank you for the sweet gift!

Sarah said...

thanks so much!

Denise Umlauf said...

Thank you so much for these stitches and also the template. Your templates are gorgeous !

Donnatopia said...

oh, Thanks for sharing your stitches again. I love them. I only had 2 of them and everytime I do a layout using them, I get so many comments about them. They truly are a hit!

teddyprayer said...

Thanks for all the freebies . . . great stitches, and I love the templates. Can't wait 'til I'm moved so I can actually start scrapping again!

Janice said...

hi Tracy!
Stitching gives a project a nice finished look. Yours look so natural. Thank you for sharing them.

Kim said...

LOL Your opening paragraph sounds like a fairy tale to me. I don't know if I've ever had all of those things coordinated at the same time. ;)

The book club sounds like loads of fun. Super-cute layout! Thanks for the stitches! :)

IkeaGoddess said...

Hey that sounds like one interesting book club you got there.
I'm glad you're having fun scrappin' again. I have those phases too - sometimes I just want to design and then there are other times where I just want to scrap.
I love those stitches - an sure to use them. Thanks, sweety

The Grubbs said...

Thanks for sharing with us! These are so much fun!

The Grubbs said...

Thanks for sharing with us! These are so much fun!

LouAnn said...

Great stitches! THANK YOU!

Mara said...

thank you very much. I love those who are unkomplete and yours look so nice.

jodik said...

Thank you so much for the stitches.... they will be put to use!!!!
Thanks again
Jodikt

Jayne said...

The stitches are great.. thanks for sharing them with us :)

Anonymous said...

These are great..thankyou!

Cathy said...

Thanks so much, they are great!

renaenick said...

Thanks for sharing these great stitches!

Renae

Cassie said...

Love the stitching!! And don't you just love getting together for a good old-fashioned girly chat? It's the best. Glad you had such a great time! :)

Cheryl said...

Thank you, I appreciate it

Brooke said...

Thanks so much! I'm always on the lookout for great stitches.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great stitching!
Sue

BeckyA said...

WOW! These stitches look amazingly like my own real life sewing. ROFL Thank you so much for sharing these!!!

Sylvia said...

Thanks so much, these stitcges are fabulous!!!! PS: Take a look at you download link at 4shared, there are over 60 comments right now!!!

Nancy P said...

These stitches are a must have. Thank you so much for this very nice gift.

H.Green said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful stitching :)

Carol said...

Thank you very much, I love using stitches and yours are very realistic looking. Love them.

lauriewe said...

I love the holes in your stitches - thank you

Joanna said...

Thanks a lot for the great stitches.
I loved to read about your book club talk and you should look forward to Gabriel García Márquez - he is a brilliant author.

Meta said...

Thanks for these stitches, I love them!

Summers Camp said...

Fabulous! Thanks so much!

Monique said...

They are great thanks for sharing

Lilaclady said...

thank you! can't resist stitches, love 'em! :-)

Claudia said...

Thanks for sharing !

Angela said...

Thanks so much for the stitches Tracy. I have some of your old ones and they rock. So now i can have the lot!!! WooHoo.

Saab said...

thanks so much :-) these rock and so do you.

martiegras said...

Thank you for sharing them...I am glad I still found them :)

Anonymous said...

thanks, i love stitching - thanks for sharing!!