|Did it, from phone to blog, download arrived. This is my view |
for sipping coffee and stitching. Rough life. Work hard/play hard!
But I can attest there were 21 of us merry stitchers in Ocean City Maryland enjoying the Lankford Hotel and shopping at Salty Yarns. A very diverse group - Diane, all the way from Tennessee; Kathy, a cello player with the Philadelphia Orchestra who sat on her balcony and serenaded us while she practiced (she is leaving for China on Tuesday for a concert tour); Stacy who coordinates the weekend as well as being a mega stitcher turning out oodles of awesome pieces; Susan the awesome stitcher and quilter from K of P; Lynn who really thinks she is no one special when in reality she is so special, she stitches things like "And they sinned" or "The French Alphabet Sampler" and thinks it is no big deal...I am in awe of her; Francine our import France with all her gorgeous finishes she shared; Pat - one of my roomies - who proudly finished two pieces this weekend; Theresa, a designer in her own right who designs the most beautiful, intricate pieces; poor Carol who seemed to frog everything she worked on and only accomplished a bit of knitting on the ride home today; and so many more talented stitchers and friends. Sarah entertained up with an awesome cocktail party and tons of scrumptious food; and of course Sally, owner of Salty Yarns and the hotel, has us in 'stitches' with her stories. The weather was great, the friends were great, the meals were great and the shopping wasn't bad either.
For now, you get sideways pixs. I got home to unpack, do some laundry, sweep and swiffer and think about making dinner but wanted to share my treasures. I am fearful if I sit too long I may fall asleep sitting straight up so for now, it is sideways pix!
|my bag overfloweth...|
|I just love Blackbird Designs|
|Look what Diane brought us from Hobby Lobby for this Blackbird Design project|
|Yes, I could have lived without this but it was calling me. At least I held off on the fabric and floss.|
|Another Blackbird Designed......third of a series. Note to self - check which one of the 3 I still need.|
|Splurged on the Belle Sioe in Cranberry since a snagged the fabric out of the remnant basket.|
|Another indulgence....all these overdyed and the humongous piece of fabric which ended |
up being the culprit as the big ticket item on my receipt.
|the humongous fabric and overdyed are for this Birds of a Feather - part of my retirement stash I am accumulating. lol|
|And I treated myself to a cord maker. No more tied to the dining room chair and using a pencil to twist, twist, twist|
Seems by all accounts I won the lottery for who spent the most but I don't know how! I really didn't over indulge except for the fabric that I didn't even pay attention to the cost.....why.....because I wanted it! If you don't stitch you don't get it but that's OK too.
So until later ladies....for me it is time to fold the clothes, turn in early and have a three day work week for I am off to Lowell, Massachusetts heading out Wednesday night to visit my daughter. More girl fun, me and my two daughters. We will have fun and I am sure to get in some stitching time since I am the luckiest mom ever to have two stitching daughters.
Updates next time on my Ellen Chester class piece. Pat finished her stitching and I am 99% finished. yeah!