Sunday, October 7, 2018

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.....not

Just back from my semi-annual retreat at Salty Yarns in OCMD and I was NOT the winner of the contest of who spent the most!  I might have even won the least amount spent award.   Wow!   I showed restraint.  

But first, my stitching progress since my last report. I finished the halloween witch before I left.    I kind of don't like the like the moon.   It looks like of goofy to me; like it is backwards.  It might might not.  

 The day before I left for OCMD, my pre-stitch for a class in November arrived.   This is a "candle mat" from Beth Seal of Summer House Stitch Workes.  I took it along with me to get started.   We're cutting it close but it looks easy enough to finish before the class.  

 For "Mend" from Hands on Design, I got in all of the tape measure, EZ-PZ
As for the tomato, tamoto.....not so EZ-PZ.    I stitched it once and frogged it to change colors; then stitched it and frogged it a second time because I was off from the start........third time is the charm.   I think I am on the right track now.  When this one is done, I have three more identical ones to stitch. 

As for the goodies I brought back fro Ocean City.    First up, our fabulous gift from Salty Yarns.  Brenda Gervais pattern, package of needles, linen, floss and box were all packaged up for us.  What an awesome gift.  They are so good to us.

For purchasing, I bought about a half dozen WDW flosses I needed, the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Christmas Edition and a Scarlett House pattern and fabric.   Like we have all said so many times, the flyer does not do the piece justice.   One of the girls brought her finished and framed piece for show and tell and I was sold.   I bought 36 count Mello from PTP to stitch it on. 

So that wraps up my weekend.  I've got a busy week ahead with a full calendar so maybe not much stitching time for me.   

Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching.


Stasi said...

One of these days I'm going to make it to this retreat...maybe next spring!!! All your WIP's are coming along so nicely!
You are correct that SY takes such good care of us; I'll be heading down for Jamboree on Thursday and looking forward to some of that TLC! :)
Have a good week!

Marilyn said...

Cute projects.
What a great bunch of goodies from the retreat.
Love that Sampler design.

moosecraft said...

Fun projects from the retreat! With so many designers these days, it's got to be difficult to be original any more...but, these gals did some great ones! Looking forward to seeing what else will appear in the mend design. "Samplers" looks like somehting I might "need" to stitch.... ;-)

Robin in Virginia said...

I had a chuckle over your blog post title. I have seen that Sampler chart being shown around various places on the 'net. You are right about seeing it stitched versus seeing the cover shot. You are off to a good start on your pre-stitch piece. What floss are you using for it? It looks like Sullivans. Have a good week!