Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Time is moving quickly.  We are sitting here tonight making our list for dinner on Thanksgiving.  Wow, I cannot believe it is almost here.  So, to all of my stitching buddies have a great Thanksgiving.

Here is the 10th of the month update for the ABC Prairie Schooler from Ellen.  She has finished A, working on B and has started on C.  Way to go....

As for the rest of us, well, I guess you will have to see what next month brings.  I only added a few more stitches to mine so that really isn't worth a picture. 

Last Sunday I got a chance to sit and stitch at Inspired Needle in Lemont.  Not only did I sit and stitch but I did do a bit of shopping also.  I purchased "Winter Floral Sampler" by Knotted Tree.  I need to give this one a start right away.

The colors on this pattern are great.  I cannot wait to work more on this. 

Also, last Saturday/Sunday I got a lot done on Summer - Loose Feathers by Blackbird Design.  Just in time since I picked up the next section Autumn.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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.