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!