• Class Pieces,  Friends,  Retreats

    A Workshop in the Mountains

    Knock-knock. Who's there? Paulette. Paulette who? Exactly. I've been MIA for so long, I almost forgot how to sign into my blog. But there has been a very good reason for this… since returning from Colorado, I've had this insatiable desire to overhaul my entire house! New paint in every room, new blinds on every window, a new stitching chair…

  • Friends,  Stitching

    The Primitive Hare

    By now, I'm sure most of you have heard of this wonderful Italian designer and her fabulous style of needlework patterns. I adore her! When I was at the Shepherd's Bush retreat this past October, I picked up my first chart from her collection, and soon afterward she surprised me with an email, telling me of a design of mine…

  • Family,  Friends,  Sports

    Warrior Dash!

    This past weekend, Mike and his buddy Jeff ran together in Omaha's Warrior Dash. The day was extremely windy and hot, leaving me to wonder how those who survived the Dust Bowl did it with their sanity intact. But nothing would deter these two – and 20,000 others – from embarking on this much-anticipated race. Here we go! Here they…

  • Friends,  Stitching,  Travel

    Myrtle Beach

    What a nice time I had at the Pals Convention this past week! Although I'm happy to be home, I truly miss each person I met there, and came away with new friendships and aching sides from laughing so hard. Shortly after arriving, I met up with Tanya Brockmeyer from The Scarlett House and we headed straight down to the…

  • Friends,  Home

    Siobhan is Pining for My Plums.

    I'm sorry, this post has absolutely nothing to do with that title, but after reading Siobhan's blog, I was kind of bummed that she didn't go with the original title she came up with for her post, so I decided that someone had to use it. So there it is. Kind of looks bad up there, now that I think…

  • Crazy Kids,  Friends,  Good Things

    Who Says

    Back in the '90's, Bre and Sabrina got to go to their first concert: 'NSync. (That happened to be my first concert too, but that will be our little secret.) And this week, after asking, "Who the heck is 'NSync?" Sophie attended hers too: Selena Gomez! We went with one of Soph's BFF's (and business partner for The Glitz Girlz)…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Friends

    Ladder Ball and Other Nonsense

    This past weekend we had a cookout, and Bre brought her friend Adam (who had just gotten himself a mohawk for an '80's-themed party). After our burgers and sides and Sophie's Incredible Orange Edible, Mike decided everyone would enjoy a game of Ladder Ball (also called Monkey Ball), so outside we went… Here's Adam, looking fierce, focused, and ready to…

  • Friends,  Stitching

    Retreat!

    Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the annual stitchers retreat hosted by the lovely ladies of Reflections Framing and Cross Stitch. What fun it was to meet so many new friends and to enjoy time with this group of ladies who genuinely love all things cross stitch. The venue was wonderful and the food was fantastic – and I…

  • Friends,  Good Things

    Nothing In Particular Day

    I got the most wonderful package in the mail last week, from my dear friend Chris. Once in a while Chris will send something along that is completely unexpected, and this particular something was accompanied by a note that said "Happy Nothing-in-Particular Day!" (Btw, Chris is the most fabulous gift-wrapper, and tends to details that I would never even think…