Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Stitchy Weekend

I returned yesterday afternoon from the best stitchy weekend. With the help of the new GPS DH bought me, on Friday I traveled from the southwest corner of Ohio to the southwest corner of Indiana to spend the weekend with my good friend Jan. Mary came from the Chicago area for the weekend too and Tanya joined us for the day on Saturday. Mary, Jan, and I had a serious case of stitch a$$$, as Siobhan would say, all three nights. Saturday night we went on until 4:00 A.M. stitching, chatting and laughing the night away. Jan has a wonderful on-line needlework shop and the room where she has her shop stash was right next to the room I was sleeping in. It's hard to sleep knowing there is a room full of stash right next door. I'm afraid I did some serious damage to my checking account. I bought a few charts, but most of the $$$ were spent of linens and some silks. Aren't these too pretty? The camera doesn't do them justice, I'm afraid.

After much debate, I added the frame for LHN's Heart of America to my stash and then I drove away from Jan's yesterday and left it on her kitchen table. Fortunately I remembered before I got too far and went back for it.

I finished SB's Year in Stitches September and worked on Peppermint Twist, A Very Merry Autumn, and started BRD's Proud and True.

Today is my grandson, Daniel's 7th birthday so I want to wish him a Happy Birthday!

Thanks for reading and commenting, my friends.

And Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Know...

I know I haven't blogged forever. We spent all of August in the Petoskey area of Northern Michigan and had a wonderful time with family. All the grandkids and their parents were able to come for a while. Most of the stitching I took with me to do came back untouched--partly because my family likes to watch TV in the dark and partly because I tend to get into reading mode on vacation. I did manage two very small finishes. The first is A Very Merry Summer by JBW Designs.

The second is a freebie ornie I think is from Les Grilles de Maryse.

Once I got home it was back to school time and some friends and I went to lunch to celebrate our third year of retirement from teaching.

I have been doing some stitching. I finished Prairie Schooler's Weatherwise. It sure took a lot longer than I expected.

And I finished a piece designed by Jan at OOE for our retreat in 2008.

The mailman was very good to me this week. I received Jan's Rare Treasures design kitted with Needlepoint Silks which I've never used. I'm excited to get started on this. From another ONS I received Jardin Prive's My Lady's Quaker. I just love this design.

Stacy (no blog) sent my Halloween exchange piece early It is just the cutest pillow.

Don'tcha love the lace at the top and bottom of the stitched piece.

Thanks for reading. I love your comments. I need to get back to commenting on the great blogs I read.