Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Stitches in time saves.....well you know!!

What a trip!!
It was definitely a whirlwind say the least!!
First we (Michael, Autumn and I) went to San Francisco to visit with our daughter Jennyrose.
We went to The Stinking Rose and had a marvelous dinner, everything made with as much garlic as they could put into it. Ahhh!! Jennyrose's good friend Lacey came with us and it was great fun....hey, that's what it's all about.
Autumn loved her fourth floor Hotel room. Right in the heart of San Francisco....She spent alot of time on the window sill trying to figure out how to get her paws on a pigeon or no avail!!

We went to see "The Queen" with Jennyrose and JJ. Great movie and a very enjoyable afternoon. It was sad leaving them....but after we go to Maryland Sheep & Wool, in May, we are going to spend a week in NY. It's gonna be great because it will be Jennyrose's 24th birthday on Thursday and Mother's Day on Sunday!!

On Thursday we drove to Santa Clara to set up for the Stitches West 2007 show & the preview night. The load in was a bit hectic as we had to get everything onto the one pallet that the union workers provided for us. Luckily Lisa and Rod Souza happened by and helped us by wheeling in and carrying a few things for us....Ahhhh Friends ;) We were neighbors which made the whole weekend much more enjoyable.
Unfortunately, for me, when we parked the car and were walking down the stairs to go set-up (it was rainy there) I slipped down and really sprained my ankle. Not something that you want to have happen right before a 3 days show, standing on concrete. I felt lucky that I had a hold of the bannister or I would really have been in for it!

Also.....lucky for me/us we had friends from the PNW come to the show and they were more help than could be expected for their Workers Passes!! Thanks to Barb and Jen and Sam!! You ROCK!!
Here we all are at the photo booth on Sunday...don't we look bright and chipper?
In the back from left to right.....Barb, Sam, Me
front, left to right.....Jen...and Lisa!!

The show went very well....thanks to all of you who came to the show.... shopped and spread your lovely smiles & good thoughts our way!! You all are the reason why Stitches is such a great success!!
We packed up on Sunday night and drove to our favorite Motel 6 in Williams, CA. We had a late dinner at Granzella's Restaurant in really must stop there if you are flying up Highway 5!! It's the best!!

On we drove Monday morning...wondering what the great Goddess would provide us with up ahead. We drove through a little snow in Shasta...not bad....the Siskiyou pass was awesome....I will let the above picture speak for itself.
Autumn was not amused when Michael put her paws in the snow....She decided her pet taxi was the safest place to cat!!

All was well....then I started driving....& right before we got to Canyonville about an hour from home...the skies opened and large, beautiful flakes of snow came pouring down.
I slowed down to 40...stayed behind a Big semi and just cruised it for about 15 miles.
We made it home before dark....happy as clams.....woke up to a beautiful, white yard.
It's cold here.....the snow comes and goes and we are most happy to be home!!

The great Stitches adventure of 2007 is over.....& an adventure it was ;)


At Thursday, March 01, 2007 7:10:00 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Silly, Autumn isn't a snow cat! Haha! I'm so glad you made it home safe and sound. Snow is much prettier when you are inside your home and not driving in it. Welcome home!

At Friday, March 02, 2007 11:19:00 AM, Blogger Denise said...

Glad you're back and had a good show - sure wish I could have come with you! Maybe next year.

How's your ankle now?

At Saturday, March 03, 2007 11:38:00 PM, Blogger spinningmom said...

Wow I think you must of had a great time! I thought of you and hoped you did well! Trish


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