september days

i can't believe the month is almost over as usual i have much to do and mostly in my poor garden. i have ignored it the whole month and it looks like it.
i spent a great weekend in Redmond with my friend Beth and Sherri Jones from Patrick's Woods design and what a weekend. i feel so blessed that i have such a great friend and then to take an incredible class from Sherri. What more could i ask for. We spent Friday night picking up Sherri at the Airport, then we went for a bite to eat out on the water in Seattle. A perfect warm no wind night. How amazing for the northwest.
Saturday woke early to get to class in time. Spent the day stitching with other NSG members and what a great project Sherri designed. "Hare Pyns" a beautiful stitcher's pocket with cute wooden hare thread keep and ruler to add to the fun. After class picked up a pizza or two and home to Beth's house. A relaxing dinner with Beth's family and then off to Beth's incredible craft/ sewing room in the basement, oops can't forget the red wine. We laughed and looked at all of Beth's goodies and she has tons. I came away with some great books that she had two of. You know how stitchers or book collectors are always forgetting, "Do we have that book?" i felt like i had woken up to Christmas when i came home and looked through the books oh my what a score. Plus the lovely silk thread thrown in. What more could i have wanted to make this a weekend i will keep in my memory forever. thank you both!
On Monday night my sweet hubby James was presented with the "Howard Harris lifetime Peace Achievement" award . i felt so insignificant in the crowd what an amazing group of people. John Dear a Priest from New Mexico was one of the guest speakers what a incredible man. It makes me feel safer knowing that there are people out in my world who truly believe that non violence is a way of life that can be reached. The music was fantastic and to see James up there excepting his award with the whole audience standing to recognize him took my breath away. I know what he believes in and i know the time he spends getting out the word of non violence, yet i was still so moved. a great month i must admit.

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