Monday, June 28, 2010

24 Years

The DH and I went out last night for our 24th wedding anniversary. We took the water taxi across the Potomac to the Gaylord Hotel.

The Gaylord at dusk

We did this last year and it was such fun, we decided to go again this year. Last year we did the Sunday brunch at the Italian Market. They were booked up so the DH made reservations at one of the other restaurants in the hotel. We went to Moonbay. When he made the reservations on-line he checked the anniversary box. Well, boy howdy, did that get us great service! We ordered wine, the waiter's recommendation, and when he brought it he had two small glass and said it was a cocktail sample the bartender was trying. It was delicious. It had vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and mango. The came the food. Oh my! I had calamari for an appetizer, DH had shrimp cocktail (and half of my calamari), then jumbo lump crab cake for my entree and he had the surf and turf, which was a 6 oz. steak and 1 and 1/2 lbs. of Maine lobster. Everything was wonderful. Then for desert he had key lime tart and I had peach cobbler. Our waiter also brought two champagne flutes with out dessert for our anniversary. How special is that? All in all a wonderful evening.View of the Gaylord and Harbor from the river

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I have been stitching, but nothing I can show as it is an exchange piece. So, I have other stuff to show. I grilled salmon and asparagus a couple weekends ago. I just leaned over and picked some rosemary from my herb garden and plopped it down on the salmon.

The asparagus I marinated in some lemon thyme from the same garden.

My sister has been having yard sales to get rid of her husband's brother's estate. The man was a hoarder. He's been gone for over a year and they are still cleaning out the house. She had several of these boxes. I thought from her description they were hat boxes, but they're not. They're cheese boxes! I took two and I can imagine stitching something for the top.

Last weekend I went driving around to yard sales. I found this clock. It had a $10 sticker, but when I asked the lady about it, she said "Oh, that's wrong, it's really $3". I said "SOLD!". It's a German Schatz 1000 day clock. I opened it up and it was made in August 1955. I definitely got my moneys worth on this.

Finally, when I came home today, this little fellow met me on the front walk. It's a baby robin. He doesn't have his tail feathers yet. He was hopping around the yard following mama. Isn't he adorable?

Hopefully I'll have some stitching to show soon.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Skater

She is all done. I finished the stitching last night and put the beads in today. She is just as cute as all the others. These stitch up so fast. I used all the called for materials. The picture is a little dull because the light is so crappy right now. Just waiting for our daily evening thunderstorm.

Now I think I'll start on my Seasonal Exchange, so probably no piccies of stitching for a little bit.

Have a good stitching weekend!