Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flower Show and Prizes

I knew this would be a slow stitching week and I was right! My schedule this week has been very full and I even had a last minute change from two days of teaching to two days of taking care of my two year old granddaughter who has been ill this week.

First, I’ll share some photos of the beautiful flowers at the Como Conservatory. The senior adult group goes to see the spring flower show every year, but this year we went to the summer show. The flowers were impressive and the weather was gorgeous! I do enjoy helping plan these events for the seniors at our church. It gives me the chance to get out and do a few things with a great group of people.

Como is a great place to take your family. In addition to the conservatory, there is a zoo, a historical carousel, a Japanese garden and a little ride area. They suggest a small donation of $2 per adult and $1 per child.

That same night I went to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Party at the Textile Center. I volunteer in the library almost every week and enjoy coming to the event which includes a light dinner, lots of laughter and the chance to win prizes. I won two prizes this year. One is a beautiful dyed scarf and the other is a handwoven pincushion.

This is a great place to visit if you are in the Twin Cities area. Check out their calendar as they usually have at least two exhibits going on, as well as many special events throughout the year. The gift shop is a great place to find unique and fun gifts.

I have been stitching a new name tag for our guild meetings. I’ll have a photo and a full explanation in the next post. It looks like two days of rain coming up so that should give me some time to stitch.

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