Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Update

Wow, a lot has been going on so to start off with I will show you my progress update on Carriage House Samplings "Fall's Gifts".

I just love this project.  It was in my stash from a trip two years ago.  We were traveling in KY and I found a shop listed on the Internet called The Needle Nest in Shelbyville.  Well, we were just coming home on vacation Monday and we made a trip back over to Shelbyville so that I could visit the shop again. It is so much fun to travel the US and visit shops.  On this stop I purchased an older design by Jeanette Douglas from her Stitches Series called Pineapple Stitches.  I cannot wait to start this one once I have finished this lovely picture.

Another find on this trip was more flower frogs found in an amazing antique mall in Williamsburg, VA. 

One has a fantastic silver bottom that the frog fits into.  It has roses all around it.  I found several others that I brought back as gifts for my stitching buddies.  I hope they enjoy them.  Sorry, didn't get a picture of them.  I also found this lovely blue candy dish.  It will look great with candy in it.  Yummmy.....

Another stop on our trip was Virginia Beach.  Why in October?  I attended the Dyeing 2 Stitch cross stitch retreat.  I was lucky to have classes with Shepherd's Bush and Shakespeare Peddler.  It is always so much fun to meet the designers in person.  Of course I came home with loads of projects to do from the retreat and their shop.  Here is my basket that we got as a gift and all of my treasures.  I have lots of stitching to do.

They made everyone the most fantastic scissor fob.  Here is the one I got.

Time to return to my stitching.  Enjoy your weekend.


Keeper of the Crowes said...

You lucky girl!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Love seeing your progress on Fall Gifts.

BrendaS said...

Barb --
Great post! Nice progess on Fall Gifts.

Glad you had fun at the retreat and you got some great gifts and stash:))

Hope to see you next Sunday in Lemont!

Cathy B said...

Hey Barbara -- can you send me an email so that I have your email address? Would love to talk with you more. I don't know what happened that last night at dinner and/or why the names got changed. It was too bad - we were just starting to get to know each other!
My email tadten @ msn dot com (remove spaces of course!)

Laura said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!! Where to begin?? So glad you had such a great trip!! That scissor fob and basket are just too, too much!! Can you bring them for show and tell next time we get together??? The only problem is that I can't go next Sunday to Inspired Needle. I will be out of town....boooooo! Good news: I got in to the Tree of Life Samplings retreat!!!! So excited! I need your email address....mine is

Have a great weekend! Your progress on the CHS is fab!!