Monday, February 4, 2008

San Antonio

This last week, we were visiting San Antonio while our daughter was rehearsing and performing in the All State Honors Band. Here is a picture of the All-State Honors Choir, All-State Honors Orchestra, and the All-State Honors Band. Allison plays the Bass Clarinet and this was her first year to play in All-State, although she has done All-Region at the Middle School level for a couple of years.

While she was in rehearsal for most of the day, my husband, son and I went and explored the city of San Antonio. The Riverwalk is a beautiful area downtown along the river with restaurants, shops, boats, and lovely walkways. Everything is very colorful in keeping with the area's Mexican heritage.
The Alamo is in downtown San Antonio and my son especially enjoyed visiting here. We were there on the first Saturday of the month which was fortuitous because they do re-enactments then.

I didn't get a whole lot of stitching done this weekend, but here are a couple of pictures showing the progress that I made on the Dear Diary Sampler and Sampler Saisons. I am not happy with how well the white is showing up in Sampler Saisons and I am contemplating switching to a varigated thread or a lighter blue for the white parts. I have only stitched a tiny bit of white so far, part of the skirt above the two blue legs.


Well, that is all for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful week of stitching.

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

I am always amazed by your dear diary progress each week! You must be a fast stitcher! Its looking great.
Love the pictures of San Antonia

Sally said...

Your Dear Diary looks wonderful as do your photos of San Antonia.

Vonna said...

Congrats to your daughter! I played clarinet, bass clarinet and the bassoon when I was in HS.
I love your DD sampler...I've had to put mine aside to get some stitching done...but this week I'll be able to pull it out again...yours is looking so great!

Kendra said...

My husband and I took a week-long vacation to San Antonio a few years ago and we loved it. We spent a lot of time down at the RiverWalk area, just looking around and seeing what there was to see.

tkdchick said...

I went to San Antonio when I was in grade 8 and it was such a beautiful city that even today in my 30's it still has left an impression on me!

Your stitching is coming along beautifully!

Pumpkin said...

Those are awesome pictures! I'm glad you had a great time. That is some choir! Your DD must be really good :o)

Oh, I LOVE you Dear Diary piece! It's going to look SO nice when it's done. I can see the white you are talking about in your other project. Is it just the picture?

Lynn said...

What a wonderful opportunity for your daughter. My hubby, son and myself were all involved in the HS orchestra. My son played bass clarinet as well!
The pictures of San Antonio are lovely.
Lovin' the DD sampler as are you I'm sure!

Itching To Stitch said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I've been looking back at your stitching and it's beautiful. I LOVE the HAED that you're working on and wonderful finish on Rebecca Small. I'll be back to visit ;)

Wendy said...

Hi Laura~
I have really enjoyed browsing through your blog and seeing all your wonderful projects! I'm working on Anagram's 4 Saisons Sampler, but on 32 ct, I wasn't as brave as you to tackle 28 over 1.

Great pictures! It sounds like a wonderful way to spend a weekend.

Pam said...

Cherish those band parent days! I miss them so much! Love your Red Bird Sampler - one of those older classic patterns!

Ruth said...

San Antonio... ahh, I loved my visit to San Antonio. I must admit that the first thing I thought when I saw the Alamo was "dang, that's small." lol

I love your stitching progress. I can hardly wait to see how your Diary piece comes together. :)

Kathy A. said...

Your sampler is coming along beautifully. We visited San Antonia a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. Do they still have the painted cows?

Beatrice said...

The photo's are grand to see. What a wonderful opportunity for your DD. San Antonio looks lovely.