I hope everyone enjoyed a Happy Valentine's Day!! I sure did ... my sweet husband spoils me so! Wednesday night he surprised me with dinner and a movie. We ate at the restaurant Scene which is in the Monaco theater. I had steak nachos and they were *very* good!
And very artsy. LOL! I couldn't eat them all, that's for sure. For dessert we shared a brownie, topped with ice cream *and* pink cotton candy ... that they pour hot chocolate over. I *wish* I'd gotten a picture of that -- it was wild! But very tasty, too! After dinner we saw The Hobbit (again). It was the last showing in the theaters and it was obvious why ... we were two of five people watching! It's a great movie -- I'm glad it's coming out on DVD next month -- I'm already ready to watch it again!!
Todd also surprised me with a lovely potted plant and balloons! (And conversation hearts, which we ate, thankyouverymuch.)
What a sweet guy! He really is such a fabulous and thoughtful (and generous) husband! For my part, my gifts to Todd were totally food-oriented. I cooked him up a big ol' ribeye (his favorite) for Valentine's dinner and for breakfast?
Heart pancakes with raspberry syrup! Yay!
One of the best surprises of the day was when Todd announced he'd fixed Easy (our golf cart). Whoohoo!! It was time for a ride to inspect the grounds! Of course, we headed down to the ponds, lickety-split.
The view from the bottom of Silty Bottom was particularly pretty. I love how the late afternoon sun washes the tops out of the trees, but their reflection in the pond is so vivid and bold!
One of my (many) favorite spots in the camp is the little stream that runs of Silty Bottom. I adore the sound of a running creek and we paused for several moments just to drink it in.
Isn't that delightful?! I can't wait for spring/summer -- I'll take Sawyer down there for sure and we'll play and splash! I'll bring a towel or blanket, of course, and sit on the bank and dip my toes, but I can see Sawyer enjoying this with every bit of his being!
I had some lovely squishies in the mail this week, too. My darling pal Kris sent me some lovely-smelling 'therapy for the crud' (essential oils) wrapped in the most darling fat quarter!!
That was so very kind of her -- and those essential oils worked well, too!
And sweet Kathy sent me a passel of crazy quilting charms and embellishments!
Aren't these FUN?!! Look at all the dragonfly makings and the spider charms!!
This sweet little sewing machine caught my eye, too!
And as if that weren't enough, she included these precious lace motifs, too. Wow!!
And speaking of crazy quilting, I'm slowly making progress on my block . . .
I know it's hard to tell, but I've outlined another flower in the center pentagon:
My plan is to outline all the flowers in the center (with the metallic thread, of course) and then to extend one more of the flowers ... the large green one (in the top, right corner of the block).
And I also finished up my fuschia hyacinths. Now I'm on to the purple ones. Then I'll go back and add a couple of knots in metallic threads in each one. These take *such* a long time to stitch, but it's totally worth it! Down below, on the single feather chain, I'm going to do a little button floral arrangement . . .
Sort of like that, I'm thinking. It's hard to know until I'm ready to do it, know what I mean?
And finally, what kind of Friday would it be, if there weren't some sort of feline reference? Today's is a doozie . . .
Evidently when Joc got up out of her seat, Leia quickly made herself at home. In the Book of Job, no less. Ah yes, Leia is such the long-suffering, stoic cat. Heh. Linking her up with Sarah's Feline Friday linky party!
That's it for me today. I'm off to play with Ellie this afternoon. Then I've got four days to prepare for RETREAT! Yay!! Y'all have a *fabulous* Friday and *wonderful* weekend!!