I know I've been remiss, but I've been busy. You know there's a lot to get done when you get put back to 40 hours a week. lol Yes, it's very nice, but it is only temporary. Sigh.
Anyway, without further ado -- For Anna (who loves French knots???? -- really? Does anyone really love French knots?) we have the first fry bread of the weekend--
Lunch is brought to you by the Hale family food booth. It features refried beans and ground meat with no onions.
And for our friend Siobhan I bring you dinner
From the Begay family booth. The Begays do their fry bread with chili beans, fresh onions, and salsa. Mind you things changed this year-- traditionally the Begays put out Rubbermaid squirt bottle-y things of salsa, but this year, as you can plainly see, they went pre-packed.
Anna and Siobhan, I hope you enjoy your virtual fry bread. (In case you were wondering while many of you were curious, only Anna and Siobhan exhorted me to eat on their behalf. This does NOT mean that next year if 12 of you ask me to "have one for you" that I will. I like fry bread and all, but there's gotta be a limit!)
In between lunch and dinner there was much singing to hear and dancing to see --
And I stashed a little --
Yup, more beads. For those of you very patiently waiting for RAKs from my blogiversary in the fall, you may recognize them in your mail soon. Gads I hope you recognize them soon!!!!!
Aside from powwow I had quite an adventure last weekend. In my last post I showed a BBD sampler that I did for my buddy Verna who turned 100 last week. Her daughter (my dear friend, Judy) threw her a 100th Birthday Festival on Saturday. Here's the happy (but cold) bday girl--
(For the record, she hates to smile in pictures, but she really is very friendly.) And here she is surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren--
She had a very successful bday, and the adventure continues! For the party her theme was "I can't believe I'm 100" now she starts every morning with "how much passed 100 am I?" Makes you smile too, doesn't it?
By the way I'd like to report that I'm not too smart. I carefully slather myself with SPF 55 lotion every year for powwow. But somehow I didn't think to do that when I went to the bday party despite knowing I'd be outside from noon until 5pm with no shade. See, not very smart. BUT!!!--- I did put on the lotion for powwow the next day-- does that constitute closing the door after the horse?
Well I'll close with wondering why, despite having stitched on and off all week I have no progress pics to show. Hmmm. Bad stitcher! Bad stitcher!
Instead of progress pics, I'll ask ya'll a question -- Do you have a project which you have stitched which you felt utterly compelled to do, but you had no real reason to do it-- no gift, no particular place to put it, no plans for its finishing, etc? I can't be the only one that projects grab for no apparent reason and won't let go of. Mine is Tudor Rose from Heritage Stitchcrafts:
I did it on white opalescent lugana with the threads that came in the kit. I can't explain why but I just HAD to do it. Even with all the BS vines I was compelled to work on it. I did it in probably 2005 or 2006 and it's hanging from a skirt hanger on the door of my closet. Apparently stitching compulsions in my life do not lead to finishing compulsions.
So, that's my thinking-piece for the weekend. I can't wait to see what projects have "talked" to you!
P.S. Anyone else wanna go stand in line with me for G-Force? I mean come on animated, intelligent hamsters as trained covert operatives? Come on, you know you want to.
P.S.S. Drat I missed a pair of scissors. I'll owe you a pic of those.
Goal for the weekend: Make progress on either the Zuni bear or the shawl dancer needlepoint and on Vierlanden. Let's see if I can report happily on Monday.