Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer = BUSY!!!

It is summertime!  June has flown by so fast!!!  I can barely recall what I've been doing for the past month!!! But I will give it a try!

I have been working in some stitching time.  I have too many projects that I want completed to just let them sit by the side!!!  I have been, of course, stitching on Dragon Knot.  I've made some progress on it:

I also had one small finish.  I did a bib as a gift for one of my co-workers who is expecting her first baby.  The baby's room is being done in lambs and sheeps and since they aren't finding out the sex of the baby before it is born, I had to go pretty neutral:

Summer Convention
This year's summer convention was held in Orange Beach, Alabama.  Luckily, the place that it was held was so great, there was no need to go to the beach.  There were a number of pools to choose from and a lazy river.  This place was great.  I had a 2 bedroom condo that put my apartment to shame!!  I was very tempted not to come back!!!  The convention was a great success.  I had more participants this year than I've had in the 5 years I've been putting it on.  The oil spill did not dampen the great time any of us had!!!

Here's a few pics:

Sister Time
My Mother brought my sister back home shortly after her surgery on her ankle.  She's been at my parents house for the past 2 weeks recuperating.  It's been nice having her home.  When I can I take her out to dinner, for coffee, to movies, to bars, etc. just to get her out of the house.  We've seen Sex and the City 2 (not as good as the first one, wait for DVD).  We may go see Grown Ups this weekend.  We are both going to see Eclipse this week but separately.  She just can't wait for me to take her!!! 

Her and Mom are returning to Austin on Monday for her next doctor's appointment.  She may be able to "try" to start driving again. If that happens, she will finally be able to return to work and Mom may come home.  We'll see!

Annual Evaluation
It was annual evaluation time this month.  I was quite pleasantly surprised to have a really good evaluation.  It was actually a fairly painless process this year!  I did get a raise but no bonus.  No money was allocated this year for bonuses.  But, that really isn't quite surprising considering the economy.  I was pleased overall. 

I know there was other things, but I just can't remember what they were!!!  I hope that July and August are just as good or better as June!


Emily said...

Glad the convention went well and that the spill do not hurt attendance or anything. Dragon Knot looks great and that little bib is cute, know your co-worker will love it.

angel parker said...

I love the bib. It is adorable.

jennilynn said...

Your bib is sooo cute. You're making great progress on Dragon Knot. I have this one on my wishlist.

Shelley said...

Woo Hoo!!! You found the bottom of Dragon Knot. Excellent progress.

Love the bib. Too cute.

Shelley said...

Woo Hoo!!! You found the bottom of Dragon Knot. Excellent progress.

Love the bib. Too cute.

Carolyn NC said...

Glad your sister is doing so much better and that you received a great evaluation. Congratulations! Lovely stitching and progress. :)

Anne Sans Tete said...

What was your convention for? The dragon knot is coming along great, & the bib is adorable!!! Glad to hear your sister is on the mend!

- Lisa N.

htimcj said...

Your stitching looks great. Dragon Knots is really moving along. I am sure your co-worker will love the bib it is so cute!
I am glad that the convention was a success. Aren't lazy rivers fun! I hope your sister makes it home soon!

Nancy M said...

Yeah, you made it to the bottom of Knot Garden!!!! Cute bib too! Stay cool!