Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I can't believe it's been a month since I've shared anything about my incredibly exciting life! And I know you are just dying to know what I've been up to so here's the last month in the condensed version.

Ruth Sonnenberg and I went to a great antique show to benefit the symphony and saw lots of pretty things. The dealers were from 4 states and my favorite dealer was there. She specializes in high quality vintage jewelry, compacts and lucite handbags from the 50's. Despite her fabulous selection I limited myself to one compact.

My sewing machine has gotten a nice little workout and I love the new hat I made. My Paris friend and hat designer, Kate sent me several of her patterns and I made this for summer (assuming it ever comes.) It is raffia straw material on one side and reverses to a Thai silk from my shrinking fabric stash.

Speaking of workout, I started back to Pilates twice a week and am either riding my bike or walking 2-3 times a week. I feel so much better, mentally and physically. It takes so little time to get out of shape. Count your blessing I'm not posting any pictures of me in spandex.

Now calm yourselves and prepare for this next bit of news. My friend Tammy and I went to St. Louis for the weekend to see Clinton. I got an autograph and a picture with him. NO! Not that Clinton! Clinton Kelly of What Not To Wear fame. He's so cute!

And this past weekend we went to Branson for three nights with our RV club. It was great to see so many friends that we have not seen since last fall. On Sat I drove back to Springfield and picked Grace up so she could spend the night with us in the RV. We went to the Butterfly Palace, The Landing and of course did a bit of shopping. We came home on Sunday and Jim went to the farm to turkey hunt and I chilled out with fashion magazines and HGTV. Life is good!