Monday, September 14, 2009

Good Stuff

Happy Monday!
Lot's of good stuff - my fun weekend, swap prize, hooking completions, and interview news!

I hope you all had a good weekend. I sure did at the annual hook-in at the beach! We had a nor'ester going through Friday and it poured and was very windy and unfortunately there was a lot of beach erosion too. As I arrived on the island (Long Beach Island, NJ) the rain was ending but the island was very flooded any many streets were closed due to the flooding. Thankfully, however we were all able to make it to Annie's house. It never did rain again but it was cloudy and gloomy on Saturday. Some of us went out shopping Saturday morning but the rest of the time was spent indoors hooking, chatting, laughing, eating and drinking!

We have a swap each year and this year's theme was a starfish. I was lucky to "win" a cement starfish (above) for the garden that the only non-hooker in the group made. I think it is awesome and I can't wait to see how it is going to "weather" over the years. We've had some great swaps, but my favorite was the label from Smooking Loon wine. We each hooked our own interpretation of it. Last year I stepped out of my box and did a collage for my swap which was a Santa theme.

I was able to hook 2 jack-o-lanterns and will hopefully get them made into pillows this week. A good accomplishment!

Last but not least, I received a call for a 2nd interview which is scheduled for this Wednesday, and also received a preliminary call about another position I just applied to.
Lot's of good things!


Diva Kreszl said...

Wow! LBI is just a hop, skip and a jump away from here (20 minutes maybe). The weather was dreadful Friday!

Beth Anderson said...

Hi Diva - wish you could have joined us!

Tommye said...

So glad you had a good weekend. Sounded like you needed it. Stitching friends are the best!

Angela said...

Sounds like fun!

I wish you luck on the job interview(s)! Very exciting!

Silke said...

Hi, Beth, sounds like you had a hard time while I was away and I'm sorry I wasn't able to check in. I am happy, though, that everything is moving in the right direction again!! I see it all working out wonderfully for you!! Hugs, Silke

lilylovekin said...

Glad you had a good weekend away. It sounds as if the tides have turned while you were gone. Good luck with the interviews. I love the hooked pumpkins-so cute!