Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hobbling to the beach...

 I am finally ready to head to the beach bright and early tomorrow morning.  It's been a busy, busy week filled with all the last minute things to do before a trip.  If I can get my suitcase zipped, I'll be good to go.  The hobbling part is because I have a bad knee that has been acting up.  A quick trip to the doctor for a cortisone shot was necessary.  So, I might be limping, but it won't keep me from enjoying this "me" time with the girls.  To those of you who are going...I'll see you there.

I haven't painted in a very long time, but I did this week.  Out of all the sets I've done, I never kept one for myself.  I thought it was about time to do just that.  I love colonial stencilling, and I love silhouettes, so I was inspired to combine the two.  My dear friend Patti, brought me the sweet little bag back from Paris.  It's the perfect little accessory case.  Every time I look at it, I'll be reminded of my little boy back home who's really going to miss his mama for a few days.

On a side note, I've been getting emails about where to purchase my charts.  I am distributed through Hoffman, so any shop can order directly through them or me. 

9 comments:

Margaret said...

Have a great time, Tanya! I just love that set you painted for yourself. So cool! Love the bag too from your friend. Hope Henry doesn't pine away for you too much while you're gone. Hope that knee holds out too.

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, I hope that you have a wonderful time with the girls. Oh I really love your pieces. They are really lovely. Love the silhoutte needle holder. Now that is different. I also hope that your knee holds out for you. Knees can be such a pain sometimes. You know that I speak from experience lol. Have fun - Sandra.

marly said...

Enjoy yourself you lucky girl! I'll be thinking of the warm beautiful weather you'll all be experiencing while I'm raking leaves and squirting birds in the cold. I made the mistake of not keeping any of the Santa boxes I had painted. After they were all sold, I had nothing to show for future orders!

Faye said...

Look forward to getting there also Tanya~~~ See you in a few days~~~ Faye

Sherry said...

Have fun at the beach! Wish I could be there. What a great bag! Poor Henry looks like he knows you are leaving. Love the set you made for yourself. I use mine all the time. Take care of that knee!

Dona said...

Sweet little Henry! Hope Ruby and Scarlett are kind to him when you're gone!

Have fun, Tanya!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hope your knee is on the mend! Look forward to meeting you, and picking up Sarah Elizabeth from Amy @ http://www.downsunshinelane.com/ See you in a few days!

Michelle said...

Hope you're having a fantastic time and that knee isn't bothering you too much. Love the set you painted for yourself - so sweet!

India Pharmacy said...

It is amazing how good that dog looks in that sampler. Even though I don't like that kind of dog.