October 26, 2016

Training Yesterday - Playing Today...

Brynwood Needleworks - Training Day Sunrise

I was up and out of the house before dawn yesterday.  I was headed to my mandatory pre-election training to work as a precinct clerk for the upcoming Presidential election. I completed my online training/testing prior to this day, and this was my scheduled in-person portion.

I'm not often up before dawn, so I always stop to take notice of the beautiful colors painting the sky. It was a stunning way to start my day.

Brynwood Needleworks - Training Day
After finishing up my training, I stopped at the Supervisor of Elections' office in North Port to cast my own votes, thanks to early voting. When I work as a clerk on Election Day, I'm not in my voting precinct (and I can't leave while the polls are open) so I have to vote early in order to have my choices count. When I exited the polls, the precinct deputy handed me my "I Voted" sticker, which I placed on my clerk's binder on my way home. (Then I took a picture of it to use here.) Now I'm all set for November 8th, and I have a feeling it will be a busy and interesting day.

Today, I'll be heading down to Harbour Heights to see my girlfriends at Nifty 50s. I'm going to stitch on "Hedgehog and Vine". We'll see how far I can get today.


October 25, 2016

Tuesdays With Tag - A Hair-Raisin' Experience...

Brynwood Needleworks - Grooming Tag

Hi, Everybody!

I can't help it that I'm blurry. I've been swimmin' with the Black Dog since we got back to Florida, which means I've been blowin' coat. Mom couldn't stand it anymore, so you know what that meant, right?
Brynwood Needleworks - Grooming Tag

Oh, no! It's bad enough she has to subject me to this cursed groomin' session, but smoochie faces, too? Seriously? I think this is what's referred to as "addin' insult to injury".

Brynwood Needleworks - Grooming Tag

I just know she's gonna try to cut off my toes when she's done with this part. Isn't someone gonna come and save me? Can you call the authorities? Or, at least call Dad?

Brynwood Needleworks - Grooming Tag

I tried gettin' off the table once (or twice) already, but she's too quick for me. I mean, who knew she had lightnin' fast reflexes? She chirped somethin' about "makin' sure I don't hurt myself, jumpin' so far, but I'm not buyin' it. I think she actually enjoys torturin' me!

Brynwood Needleworks - Grooming Tag

sigh. This is where I end up every time...resigned to the fact that I'm not one bit in control of this situation. I guess I'll just snuggle in (a little), and suffer through the rest of this groomin' attention. Maybe if I take a little snooze, it will be over before I know it. (I'll put myself in a trance. Yeah. That'll work.)

Brynwood Needleworks - Grooming Tag

Now, wait just a darn minute! I just noticed that there's black hair mixed in with my beautiful blonde fur. I think Mom is gonna have some 'splainin' to do! I don't think I told her it was okay with me for her to brush Bella Butt! I'd love to stay and chat a bit longer with you, but we really have to clear this up!

I'll be back next week. It will be Halloween Night. We're talkin' about dressin' up in costumes this year. You won't want to miss us!

I'll see you again in seven. 'til then...  
"Chase A Dream - Or A Squirrel".

October 24, 2016

Gisselle's Ruler Box And The Last Wooly Block...

Brynwood Needleworks - Brynwood Acorn Pincushion and Gisselle's Ruler Box

Perhaps you've noticed the sweet, wooden ruler box that I've been using to hold my Acorn Pincushion and embroidery threads. I actually have two of them, and will likely get more, in other sizes, in the future.

Brynwood Needleworks - Brynwood's Acorn Pincushion and Gisselle's Ruler Box

They're created by my FaceBook friend, Gisselle Sequiera from California. She first shared photos of them on her page, and I couldn't resist placing an order. I'm really glad I did! They're so darn handy, and don't we love all different sorts of containers to hold all our creative goodies?

If you're interested in having one of Gisselle's decorative boxes for your very own, you can contact her through her FaceBook page (HERE) or by emailing her directly at Gisselle.sequiera (at) gmail (dot) com. The boxes like mine are $22 each, plus $10 shipping.

Brynwood Needleworks - Wooly Critter Block Twelve - Hedgehog & Vine
I've prepared the final block of my Wooly Critter project. (Well, except that I have all the border pieces that I'll need to embroider to complete my quilt.) This one is Block Twelve, and it's called "Hedgehog & Vine". I'll be working on it this week.
I'll also be adding new items to my online shop (which is still in vacation mode until mid-week), so you might want to check it out then to see what I've listed up.
I'm back in Florida for a while. I have mandatory training this week for the upcoming election, and I'll be working as the clerk for a local precinct again. I also have annual medical appointments, and...oh, nevermind. You're not interested in all the details. Suffice it to say I'm going to be in sunny southwest Florida through Thanksgiving (and my Birthday) with Handsome before I go back to the farm. 
In the meantime, I'll be receiving work updates and reports to share with you. I'm glad to say that the farmhouse will be transforming while we're here, and even more once I return. I'm looking forward to telling you all about it!

I know, already, that it's going to be a great week. What do you have planned?



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