Monday, July 23, 2007

Wonderful Weekend!

The weekend began late on Friday night at Happy Booksellers. The "party" was well underway when we arrived, and we didn't participate in any of the contests or games. But, the boys posed with the "costume winner"...who really could have doubled for Uncle Vernon!

We had three copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows reserved, not four. Alex will have to finish A Lesson Before Dying, his required summer reading, before tackling the nearly 800 pages by J. K. Rowlings.

Steve drove Alex and Mathias to Saluda Shoals Park for a kayaking trip on the river. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, with temperatures below 90 degrees...a rare summer day in South Carolina. While there, Mathias found an arrowhead. More images on the other blog:

Meanwhile, I finished stitching the pieces in the "Black God" series and will have them posted soon. Another WONDERFUL thing arrived in the "email"...a piece I created about two years ago and submitted to an artist book juried show was selected for possible publication in an upcoming book by Lark! Amazingly, I was actually not selected for the juried show at the time but the slide was saved! I have a bunch of paperwork to complete but am quite excited.


arlee said...


Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

The Harry Potter thing is so much fun. I saw on TV about some girls who were having a Harry Potter slumber party. Except they weren't going to slumber; They were all going to stay up all night and read the book. It would be interesting to know how many of them finished it.

SeamRippstress said...

Congratulations on your piece! Your boys are gorgeous! So happy for you to have Mathias with you. Family is the best : O)

Dianne said...

Well done on the selection of your piece - good luck!!
You have boys too!! I have 3. Your 2 look like a lot of fun - boys are the best!!

Anonymous said...

I love the Harry Potter books...I think they changed the world by getting people to READ again. Isn't it great. I'm so glad you guys are having fun! And congrats on the never know what is going to happen by events that have already taken place!