Sunday, November 5, 2017

And there's more....

Just in from a great retreat in Cape May NJ.    Stitch by Stitch in Cape May held a great retreat weekend with Cathy Haberman of Hands on Design.   Not only was Cathy there but her friends Beth Seal of Summer House Stitch Workes and Janis Note from Noteworthy Stitches joined her.   The amount of giveaways from both her and the Sharon at Stitch by Stitch were awesome.   The class was great, the food was awesome, fun games, stitching time with fiends and strolling in beautiful Cape May ...there are not enough superlatives.

Beautiful sunrise over the ocean.

So check out the stuff!  Of course, after emptying the suitcase, the first thing you do is dump out all your stash!   Some bought, some giveaways.

Stuff I got......Still on a Halloween kick.   Really like the blue/turquoise fabric.   I am cheating a bit by choosing it and not having to stitch the blue background.

 More goodies I got but didn't need.

I want to make this my NEXT start!  OMGosh from Beth at Summer House Stitch Works.   She was challenged by a guild in Nebraska to design a sampler.   Their theme was Reality Shows.   What a challenge but she delivered.   Check this sampler out closely.   The motifs for 19 reality shows hidden in the design.    Let's see what can be recognized......the two roses. obviously The Bachelor.  The beehive, Honey-BooBoo.   The two "D's" and ducks across the top,  Ducky Dynasty.   And there are 16 others.

The ornament exchange piece I received.

The finished ornament I made.   There were actually ohs and ahs so I was pleased!

And now, my class piece.  A winter themed Alpine Lodge pin cushion.   I may need to call in a roofer to help with my goofy shingles!

The verse......"When there's snow on the ground......"  Cathy told us how she came up with the design and quote and challenged us to finish the sentence how we like.    Mine might be...."When there's snow on the ground, I like to have a big pot of soup on the stove,  some bread baking in the oven and snuggle up on the couch with a good book".....or replace book with stitching!

Cathy and Sharon, of Stitch by Stitch, gifted us with the pattern and complete supplies for the matching scissors fob.

Of course, if you know Cathy, she was not about to leave us hanging without a chalk piece.   She created a tag and Sharon included the supplies.   The tag is to personalize the adorable basket.  This basket that was made just for us!  So cute to site on your end table next to your stitching.

There were 50! yes 50, in the class but everything rolled fine.   So fine in fact, that 42 of the 50 have already signed up for next year.   Beth Seal of Summer House Stitche Workes will be the teacher and Cathy will return with her.     Guess my work is cut out for me to get some Hands on Design pieces done before next fall!

Believe it of not, I did get some other stitching done.
I finished the tomato pin cushion from Hands on Design.  I am not sure if I want to stuff this with wool roving or to cut layers of warm and natural batting.  Maybe by next year, I can have the whole set done.   And not to let the needle cool off, I started the Shepherd's Bush stocking for grandbaby William.  I have no plans to complete it by this year but working on this 18 count is EZ PZ.  It will be a good piece for stitching night or for lunchtime work.

Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching!


Denise said...

Looks like you had fun! What a haul. Have to ask...Winter Cometh...who's the designer? It's adorable.

diamondc said...

Robin: What a great time you had, so many great things to see here, great stash, I always buy stuff I am sure I do not need but its fun to have on hand just in case.
Love the little house the shingles look very interesting.
The Santa Key is lovely.


Stasi said...

WOW!!! I don't even know what to say...what a haul!!! It sounds like you had a blast..maybe one day I'll make it!
I love it all, especially the set of 4 Halloween designs..too cute... and I think you made the right decision to get the blue fabric as background. I'll look forward to seeing some of these completed in the near future!

Robin in Virginia said...

Wow! What a fabulous retreat weekend! It sounded like it was a grand time. What is the name of the blue/turquoise fabric you picked up? Nice start on William' stocking!

Anna van Schurman said...

Oooh, fun! I'm a big fan of the 18 count SB stockings. I think if I redo my father's stocking, he's getting Richard's (the new one). Great work on the shingles and the whole house! :)

Barb said...

I was going to ask the self same question as Denise, love Winter cometh and also the Santas Workshop and key. Wow what a lot you got ,happy stitching.

Daffycat said...

What a great retreat! I adore the Santa key Fob! Too clever!

Oh hey, don’t be silly...of course you needed that stash!