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.