Monday, January 23, 2012

A Wicked Weekend in Jacksonville

Yes, it was a wicked weekend in Jacksonville as in Wicked, the Broadway musical! For Christmas this year, Andrew gifted me and Anna tickets for the Sunday afternoon performance of this fun show. We had a wonderful brunch at The Blue Fish before heading to the theatre. The weather was so mild yesterday that the restaurant was able to open the sliding doors to its sidewalk dining area and the French doors to its courtyard. I ordered a fried green tomato Eggs Benedict with cheese grits and Anna had ciabatta bread French toast with bacon. Delicious!

We loved the show - the cast, the music, the story, and the set were incredible! I was familiar with a few of the songs from the show but it was nice to put them into the context of the story. As we left the theatre to head for the parking garage, we could hear a street musician playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow on his saxophone - so appropriate!

No needlepoint photos in this post - sorry! I worked on the R pear this week but didn't make enough progress on it to warrant a picture. I have enjoyed seeing Amy's and Jill's photos of the great canvases they are seeing in Phoenix. I think we will all have some fabulous projects to work on after all our shop owners return from market.

There has been a ton of activity this week on the live critter cameras I watch. Jewel, the black bear, delivered two cubs on Sunday afternoon; the Decorah eagles nest was completely covered by snow twice this week (thank goodness there are no eggs yet); NX (one of the rock star trio of Norfolk eaglets born in 2011) is back on camera again during her recuperation (an unfortunate encounter with a vehicle while eating roadkill) at the Wildlife Center of Virginia; and the two eaglets born last week at Jordan Lake in North Carolina have doubled in size (only a slight exaggeration). It was a busy week in the world of wildlife! I loved it!

I'll be more diligent in my stitching this week and have some pictures to show you next time. This month is moving right along and before you know it, it will be time for the next lesson for the Christmas banner to arrive from Amy's. I'd better get busy!

Have a good week!


  1. Hi Melinda,
    So glad you and Anna enjoyed Wicked. Your Talbots Lace Sweater looks beautiful. I have not made much progress either on the pears.

  2. Hi Melinda, I am so glad you enjoyed Wicked. We saw some years ago in Chicago, and loved it. Happy stitching this week. I hope to get my "C" kit this week.

  3. Sounds like a really fun weekend. I look forward to seeing some progress on the pears next week. Stephanie