First things first. Mo ran her half marathon in San Diego with great success! It was her first race and she hoped to do two things: run it all the way through without walking and finish in less than 2 hours. She did both, beating her time by 1.5 minutes! From NY and the miracles of technology, I was able to follow her using the Find Friends app on my phone. So cool. For two hours, I watched the little purple dot move through the San Diego streets and highways and cross the finish line.
Maggie and James were actually there, saw her twice on the course and met her at the finish. Big thrills all around! And a big thank you all for your support and interest in her effort. She raised almost $6,500 for blood cancer research!
While hovering and watching that little purple dot, I finished my Cedar Ridge sampler. Heather finished hers too and I love, love her version, especially the bunny with the fluffy tail. If I stitch it again, I'm doing that. At her suggestion, I opened a flickr group for you on the right sidebar. You can post your photos and share what you are doing with my designs, finished or in-progress. It's really exciting to see what you are making!
Also I want to introduce my new pal, Millie. Although I've had her for years, I just rediscovered her in some jumble inside the studio. One snapshot turned into several and it seems she's starring in a series of random adventures around here. Today she heads to Saint Louis with me and then to France in a few weeks. You can follow her on my Instagram feed (housewrenstudio, #hws_millie).
So off we go for the weekend workshops at Mary's studio. Always so much fun. Hoping the rest of your week is sunny, inspired, shared with a friend or two and perhaps a little bit silly. xoC