Thursday, September 3, 2009


I may get the hang of this ...hopefully sooner than later.
Sorry for the weird placement of the really does NOT look at all like the "Preview"!
So, please bear with me, as I figure this all out. ~Sandy

Lunch Date with Bob

Bob invited me to Hope Valley, way up in the Sierra Mountains, at a Fav place called Sorensen's. Actually, I think he just wanted to "play" with his newest Big Boy Toy...a Ford F150. With less than 30 miles on the odometer, we headed east to Highway 88.

A yummy the little cafe, then a walk-about following the inset bear tracks!

Sorensen's is an historic resort in the high Sierra. We have been guests here many times and even held a huge family reunion here in 2005. Check it out at

Along the way we encountered enchanting bears fishing in the little

on-site catch and release pond and catching up on the newest novel (or maybe it's a guide to local hiking trails?).

Aren't these flowers just gorgeous?

It's hard to remember that Sorensen's is at 7,000 ft. above sea level.

There were so many flowers scattered throughout

the resort...oh so pretty!

At last....we arrived at "OUR CABIN" ...St. Nick's. This is where we stay when we need a few days away from the hustle & bustle of real life. A well known secret...make reservations for late September, early October, that's when the leaves are turning. Truly, it's an incredible sight.

P.S. Many years ago Bob carved our initials in a tree high up on the mountain behind the resort.

Next trip I'll have to "climb the rock" and get a photo! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Look What the Mailman Brought!

Wow! I returned home from a trip to the mountains and found 2 wonderful books had been delivered. Both were written by my friend and fellow needlepoint enthusiast, Janet M. Perry.

Bargello Revisited

Over 30 Projects for all stitchers...beginner to expert.

Includes templates, thread sugestions and finishing ideas.

Needlepoint Trade Secrets

117 pages guessed it Trade Secrets.

I can hardly wait!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hi and thank you for stopping by Happenings....

This is my first foray from "My Little Corner of the World" out into the World of Blogging. I'm quite certain that it will take me a few days to figure all of this out, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. So, you may see some changes as I tweak settings and such. :) I welcome suggestions for improvement.

I am back in my studio after tackling a bummer of a cold/flu.... :(
I wouldn't wish it on anyone (ok, I lied), the cough is nearly gone, I have regained my voice (poor Bob!) and I am looking forward to a great summer...!

What I did on my Summer Vacation: In September I will be able to say: I redesigned my "branding", remodeled my website and Online Newsletter, added a Blog (right here!), designed many, many new canvases to my catalog, brought in a new/fantastic line of note cards, added "Let's Go Shopping" for Sandy's Stuff AND Survived the DREADED FLU.

The Photo of the car with the Needlepointed Personalized License Frame?
That's one of my CRZPL8Z too can own this ride!

More on it tomorrow!