Oct 30, 2017

IN WHICH WE MAKE SOME LOVELY NEW FRIENDS...

The reception at the Jewish Federation was lovely, and I was able to enjoy the pieces from the perspective of an attendee rather than a hapless nutjob who was supposed to be of some kind of help at the installation but wasn't because Miss Chris and her husband Mr. Mike ran it with military precision and I am a total boob.

But I digress.

The building itself is really quite beautiful, but the pieces that my guild sisters submitted for display (some) and sale (others) are just...stunners.  This was my first opportunity to really see a lot of pieces from several of them close up, and I have to tell you...

I'm gonna need a bigger boat.

About five seconds after I got there, I was introduced to a nice man who actually purchased one of my submissions.  What made talking to him so nice (besides the fact that he was a very lovely person) was the fact that he admired our stitching so much.  He truly appreciated the love and care and passion that we all have for this thing of ours, and he was keen to learn what kinds of threads were used, how colors were chosen, and why we stitched what we stitched.

A perfect conversation to have on a Sunday afternoon.

I did manage to stay much longer than expected, but I ran out of energy pretty quickly and made it home in time to crumble into a pajama heap for the rest of the afternoon.

Dinner, though, was delicious.  A sandwich on Italian bread with breaded chicken cutlet, broccoli rabe, sharp provolone, and roasted red peppers.  I used to get this sandwich from a place called Barrels in Arlantic City (or Margate...I can't remember) with spinach and had quite a hankering for it.  It was my first time with broccoli rabe, though, but I have to say that I really loved it.

(Broccoli rabe is also called rapini and is vegetable that is very much like a turnip green...it's dark green and leafy and is apparently very very good for you.  It can be bitter, but when prepared well is absolutely delicious in my humble opinion.)

(And my JB loves it and was excited to find it at the Martin's and cook it for me, so I wasn't going to argue.)

So that was my Sunday...some stitchy time with my people, and then some TeeVee time with my person.  All in all, a very good day indeed.

I'm up at the crack 'o dawn today to get started on what promises to be a very busy week.  In addition to several chores around here that need doing, I have three appointments to keep me on the straight and narrow and the Craft Fair to get ready for next Sunday.  I have about 2/3 of my items ready to go...just need to fill another basket or two to make for a full table.

That's it tor now, Dearies!  I hope that your very own week is off to a perfect start and that you get to do whatever your heart desires today!

15 comments:

  1. Coni, congrats on your first sale! Sounds like it was a good afternoon, if tiring. Have a great week!

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  2. It sounds lovely! I must say you are such a busy person, just reading about what you do makes me tired.

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    1. It's all an illusion, I promise you, dear Alice! I am in the Happy Chair or the big girl sleigh bed most of the time, but the fifteen minutes or so I'm up...there's lipstick and lots of fun!

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  3. Coni, it sounded like the reception was lovely and as did your dinner. I hope your appointments go well for you. Thinking of you!

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  4. Congratulations! And for a lady whose health is "sketchy", you are really busy!! I look forward to future updates.

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  5. What a lovely time at the stitchy art show. I'm so glad you made it home to rest and have good food. God bless you and your JB. :) Love, hugs & prayers, Cathryn ♥♥♥

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  6. Congrats on selling a stitching piece. It sounds like a day I would have enjoyed. You are participating in a craft fair?

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    1. Indeed I am, dear Paula! Right back at the Jewish Federation on Sunday from 11-5. I haven't a clue as to what I'm doing, but it will be a nice way to spend the day, I'm sure!

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  7. Congrats on your show. Hope all your tests are showing improvement.
    What has happened to your 1st home? Have you sold it yet?

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    1. Hi, Edgy...my tests, unfortunately, won't show improvement at this stage, but I am always hopeful for status quo! As for Chez Spinster...it's still there full of a lot of my stuff. I will hopefully go through it soon and then have the Mo-ther of all Garage Sales!

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    2. I wish you luck. The sooner you do it the better you will feel. It is a cleansing relief.

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  8. So glad you had a great time! Wonderful news that you sold a piece. Love the sandwich!

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  9. Glad you had fun! Could you show which piece you sold?

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  10. Sounds like a productive show and sale.. Men seem less hesitant these days to express interest in needlework and
    what it entails..good for him...Dinner and rest a great way to top off the day. Hope all your appointments bring good news and preps for the fair go smoothly.

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