Saturday, April 3, 2010

Two Wonderful Days

Thursday 4-1

Nancy R and I had plans to meet at the LNS for a day of stitching. The forecast for the day was for rain but as I left the apt the sun was shinning and there was no wind or clouds in the sky...perfect right? The bus arrived on time, the light changed to walk as soon as I got to the corner, all was right with the world until I got almost to the LNS and the Klutz in me sprang to life. As I was stepping up on the sidewalk my legs gave out and down I went, flat on my back, hitting my head on the curb stop. I was so embarrassed when a very nice man came running over to see if I needed a ambulance. Of course I said No Thanks (didn't want to spend my stitching time in the ER). My legs were still real weak and I guess I was kinda dazed so he literly picked me up and I made it to the LNS. There my own private former EMT, Nancy, checked me over after I told her no way I needed the medics. She got me some ice for the Goose Egg on my head and the day went better from there. We stitched, shopped, stitched, went to lunch and then back to the LNS to stitch some more. I had taken a couple of projects with me but decided to work on the "Easter House" since it's on perforated paper and with the slight headache I had it was much easier to do than the linen I had with me. We stitched for about 5 hours total and both got a lot done. I really enjoy these days out we get to have and can't wait until we do it again.

Friday 4-2

Wanda J from my ILCS group and her DH John were on vacation in St George UT and were thinking of coming to LV to see the lights and sights but were really sure if they would make it before having to head back home to Canada. Well she called me Thurs evening to let me know there would be here late in the morning on Friday. I can't tell you how excited I was that I was finally going to meet her after all these years of talking on the group.

We got to their hotel with time to spare and was able to greet them when they arrived. While waiting we sat down at a penny slot and won $28 in less than 5 minutes (Tracy gave me the winnings to spend at the LNS). After Wanda and John left their luggage with the Valet we headed to lunch and the LNS. We had a nice lunch at the Deli close to the LNS and talked and talked and talked. Then off we went for some stash shopping. Wanda got several things she had been looking for and I got a couple of things too. We then headed back to the hotel so they could check in. It was such a wonderful visit and felt like we were old friends. As you can tell from the picture below we never shut up, even while the guys were taking our picture. Thank You Wanda and John for a great time.

Wanda and Rene
It was such a beautiful day I just had to take pictures of all the flowers and thought I'd share them with you.
Waterfall in the Mirage Hotel Casino Lobby

Flowers in the Mirage

The next pictures are of the landscaping in front of Caesars Palace


I have shared so many pictures of Madding I thought the grandboys deserved equal space. This is the oldest of the two boys. Jedi is 8 soon to be 9. He is the BIG brother. Manda finally got a good pic of him because he was playing a video game and didn't know she had the camera out.

I've rambled enough for tonight. Will have another update tomorrow or Monday with what I did for our ILCS Viritual Stitch In. Hope you have a very Happy Easter but remember the proper way to eat your Chocolate Easter Bunny is ears first.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching


Emily said...

Sounds like you had two really nice days. The pics of all the flowers looks nice and cool, it has been on the hot side here so it was nice seeing all that cool water. Have blessed day.

Debbie Jo said...

So very glad you had such a good time with Nancy and Wanda! Such fun to meet people you have chatted with and got to know over time. I am so glad you are okay after your fall. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and your grandson is very handsome. Gonna go find my chocolate bunny after the egg hunt with the grands today.

Katrien said...

I'm glad you weren't hurt! Sounds like you a great time. The pics are great!

EvalinaMaria said...

Thank you for sharing wonderful pictures. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - awesome that you met Wanda; sounds like you had a great time. Sorry for your spill - hope you're not too sore. Great pictures!

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Mel said...

Sounds like a great time with Wanda! :)

socialsue said...

Glad that u weren't hurt that badly! Great that u were able to have a nice time with Wanda and Nancy!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful couple of days, minus the horrible fall - how scary; I'm glad you're okay. You remind me of me - I attended a film event and severely sprained my ankle. I refused medical attention and hobbled two blocks in order to see a rare film that I wasn't going to ever get to see again. I got x-rays when I got back to Milwaukee, but nothing was going to interrupt the movies for me!

Vicki in CO said...

Such fun to meet Wanda; I'm envious! Not to mention that you have a local stitching friend...wish I could find one here. Hope you are ok from your fall!

Wanda said...

The flower pictures are awesome, Rene. I will never forget that day. It was so much fun to finally met face to face, to visit your wonderful gem of an LNS and to stay at such a lovely hotel. (Thanks for the tip on the Mirage.) I hope we can do it again next year!

Shelley said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful flower pics.

Sounds like you had a great time with both visits. Hope your head isn't too banged up and your back to norm' soon.

htimcj said...

I am glad that you weren't too seriously hurt with your fall. It looks like you had a great time visiting with ILCS members.
As always the stitching looks great. I like the idea of a holiday tree. Yours looks great.

Kate said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! And those flowers are breath taking, I'm so envious, they're amazing!

Lyn said...

Sorry t hear about your fall, Rene. I can certainly relate to not wanting tons of attention just because I fell. Take it easy though.

Glad you and Wanda were able to meet up. Sounds like you had a blast.

Love the picture of your grandson.

Take care, stitching is sooo fun, isn't it?

Nancy M said...

Sorry to hear of your spill, I hope you had nothing more than a bruised ego as a lasting reminder! So jealous you live in LV and everyone comes to visit! Now you got to meet Wanda too?

Meari said...

Ouch, sorry to hear about your fall. And glad you weren't hurt more than you were.

Wanda is great, isn't she?!

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