1/18/15

Passing The Day Away in Raleigh, NC

My hubby went to the monthly Fossil Club meeting at the Raleigh Museum of Natural Science today so I rode with him.  He wanted to go to the Outback for dinner when he finished his meeting.  I needed to go to Michael's since they have 30% off of your entire regular priced order so it was a win win situation.  Someone, and I won't call any names, ahmmmm, has gotten me hooked on cross stitching all over again so I went to purchase some more Aida fabrics while I could get it 30% off!  I cross stitched heavily back in the 80's and 90's.  My best friend Debbie and I would spend countless hours stitching away and just chatting.  If we weren't cross stitching, we were hand quilting.  I miss those days!

Raleigh Museum of Natural Science Entrance At Night
(Isn't this gorgeous!)

I am not interested in fossil collecting so I took along my knitting to keep me entertained.  His meeting lasted over 3 hours so I was able to get quite a bit completed.  I put my cell phone on speaker and called my sister.  She was crocheting today so we crafted together for over 2 hours!  I am so glad I have over 2,000 roll over minutes. lol

I have had this afghan on the needle for far too long so it will stay out by my chair and I will make a concentrated effort to have it finished by the end of winter.


 I will leave you with the Raleigh skyline at night.  isn't it lovely!

So, what fun things did you do today?

15 comments:

  1. Hi Thearica,
    Your afghan looks like it will be very warm , I don't think I've seen yarn like that. I'm not a knitter though. I'm a cross stitcher. Are you incorporating cross stitch into your crazy quilting?

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    1. Yes I am... I am starting a new project this week for a journal project. :)

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  2. I can't knit, tried some times but it looked horrible, so I stick to sewing, stitching LOL!
    But I love fossils , smile

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  3. Sounds like a lovely day. I had to work all day. Blech!

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  4. I love that textured yarn. I don't knit but I can crochet - but I prefer weaving and quilting. I was weaving yesterday.

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  5. I do so miss knitting and crochet and cross stitch. But I am very, very grateful that I can do the crazy quilting. I did manage to knit myself an entralac (?) cowl and was working on a scarf but my wrists were swelling too badly to continue. I'll get it done eventually though. Yesterday I worked on putting together a quilt that my friend got at a garage sale. It was mostly done but she thought it was too complicated for her to do so she asked if I would finish it up for her. Then I went over to friends and watched 2 Start Trek movies. So all-in-all couldn't get much better - quilting and friends.

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  6. I'm so glad that you are back into the cross stitching. Your knitting is lovely too.

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  7. I don't really have the cross stitch bug. I was doing a little sampler with Amy Sew Incredibly Crazy, but lost interest. Thanks for sharing the photos,Raleigh is beautiful !

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  8. My sister lives in Mebane, NC which I may have told you before but I've never been to downtown Raleigh unless you count the airport! I fly into RDU when I go visit. I am terrified of flying but I love my sister more than I fear flying so I take 1/2 of a Xanax and FLY!!! I took a whole tablet one time and while in the Charlotte airport waiting on my flight into RDU, on top of taking more Xanax than my body can handle, my sugar dropped! I was a Hot Mess! The helpers in the yellow jackets in the airport saw I was in distress and helped me get on a gator where they promptly shuttled me to my gate. The plane was calling for Final boarding!! For all practical purposes, I was drunk as a skunk! We have laughed about "Mama drunk in the Charlotte airport" for the last 5 yrs.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  9. My sister lives in Mebane, NC which I may have told you before but I've never been to downtown Raleigh unless you count the airport! I fly into RDU when I go visit. I am terrified of flying but I love my sister more than I fear flying so I take 1/2 of a Xanax and FLY!!! I took a whole tablet one time and while in the Charlotte airport waiting on my flight into RDU, on top of taking more Xanax than my body can handle, my sugar dropped! I was a Hot Mess! The helpers in the yellow jackets in the airport saw I was in distress and helped me get on a gator where they promptly shuttled me to my gate. The plane was calling for Final boarding!! For all practical purposes, I was drunk as a skunk! We have laughed about "Mama drunk in the Charlotte airport" for the last 5 yrs.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  10. Love your yarn color, so nice you have a sister to talk and stitch with. Beautiful photo!

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