The stitching retreat was the Carolinas Region EGA Seminar at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in the mountains of North Carolina. Such a beautiful place! It was wonderful to relax in rocking chairs on the porch, sip coffee, and catch up with old friends. I actually got some stitching done in studio time since I wasn't managing the book store this year. I worked on My Stitching Chair Necessaire - progress pics coming soon.
I had a great visit with my mother (who is doing fine, for those of you who have inquired). We worked on taxes, did some sewing, and went antique shopping. Mostly I read and took a lot of naps! Her friend Mike took us out to dinner at The Wild Horse Cafe in Pomeroy, Ohio and then to get ice cream for desert. Like I said, I didn't take my camera, but the restaurant was pretty cool, so I took some pictures with my cell phone. Here's the horse out by the road.
The restaurant sits right on the Ohio river and has a dock so people can come out to eat on their boats. I walked down to the dock to snap a picture of the river.
Mommy and Mike waiving down at me from the porch. It wa a beautiful day, so we ate "al fresco".
I spent a few days with my friend Candy in Hartsville. She invited the stitching group from my shop over for a day of swimming, eating, and stitching. I had such a fabulous time. I was able to visit some other friends, too, and do more reading and napping!
It was good to get back home knowing I had no more trips for a while! I started back to tax work again. Some of you know I did some tax season work for a firm I used to work for years ago. It felt so good to be back and I was ready to start earning some money again :) So now I'm working part-time during the year and full-time during tax season. I even have my own cubicle!
I don't mind being in a cubicle at all but it would be nice if I could jazz it up a bit. Please let me know if you have any cubicle decorating ideas. Any help would be appreciated!