Saturday, 8 June 2013

Mini Holiday

Last week Skip and I met our friends, David and Susan in Rochester, NY to attend the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Wouldn't you know, we hit the 'half price bottle of wine' night at Romano's Macaroni Grill. Interestingly, even though we were unable to finish the 1.5L bottle of house Chianti, we were permitted to take it with us as long as it was sealed in a bag with the bill.
Now those are the kinds of 'doggy bags' I can really dig.

Because of the predicted bad weather on Thursday and Friday, we went to the more casual ProAm on Wednesday where we were able to use our cameras freely.

I had lots of opportunity to work on the second Escher sock.

It was an overcast day and relatively cool, which was great.

The grounds were beautifully kept and the peonies were in full bloom.
We were able to get very close to the world's best golfers, including Michelle Wie, 
Lexi Thompson,
Anna Nordqvist,
Stacy Lewis,
and Se Ri Pak on the practice range, among others.
This Paula Creamer fan sported a custom-styled hat and was anxiously awaiting her tee-off on hole number 11.
Paula loves the colour pink and always has something pink on. That day, she had a pink ribbon in her hair.

We then drove to our favourite area of Buffalo/Williamsville and shopped 'til we dropped.

This summer we probably won't be venturing too far other than day trips here or there or adventures into The Big City. As much as we love to escape the winter cold, we really do like being home in the summer. I have lots of crafty projects to work on, the usual activities and of course, there's always stuff to do on the house.

I did a little bit of work on Spike last night while Skip, Scooter and I hung out together and yakked.
I keep him in the rotation of projects. I do hope to finish stitching some UFOs, do the finishing on some others and start a couple of Hardanger projects. I seem to have the stitching 'bug' again although I'll always have some knitting project on the go as well.

On the way home yesterday, I finished turning the heel on my second Escher sock and am now working on the gusset decreases. The Rowan Fine Art sock yarn looks like it will be quite fuzzy and will probably pill a lot, but it is really nice to work with.


  1. I thought you guys were probably there...too bad the weather was so lousy this past week.

  2. We changed plans at the last minute to attend on Wednesday instead of Thursday when we saw the weather forecast. Good thing, too because they couldn't play at all on Thursday and had to make up the time today with each player doing 36 holes. Fortunately the weather cooperated.