Sunday, November 3, 2019

All the way to Cape May

Just home from a weekend retreat in Cape May.  Had great time and a fabulous weekend at a class with Isabella Abbiati of the Primitive Hare put on by Stitch by Stitch LNS.    First up, our pre-sttich.   I admit I was underwhelmed and stumped at what we were going to do with it.    I was really pleased with how Isabella had us finish it in class.

 And that was just the beginning.

Next up we got instructions for the beautiful Winter Wonderland Drum also from the Primitive Hare. Sorry for the crappy pix.   Still in construction phase.  (countertop installed tomorrow!)

Isabella's finishing instructions are going to be EZ PZ to follow once I finish the stitching.

Of course I did a little retail therapy.    It definitely is not a question of need as we all know.
 I fell in love with this Pumpkin Pie recipe chart.   This is going on my short list of projects.    I want it framed and on my counter NEXT Thanksgiving.

 Isabella's needlebooks were was hard to not buy them all.

 Next up, gifts from the shop.   Pattern, linen and floss for the "Beach Stitch" from  Primitive Hare.   Kind of mermaidy and beachy.....really cute but I doubt I will stitch it since I don't live at the beach.
And this clever finish.  Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the completed sample.    The Yule pattern, fabric, floss, twisted cord, batting, mounting board pre-cut as a perfect circle and instructions to stitch and mount this piece on the silver charger.    What a neat finish.     

More retail therapy?    Well I will need another drum pattern to stitch up after I finish Winter Wonderland.

I was able to make great progress on Stitch Every Day.

It was a great weekend with great projects, fun seeing friends and meeting new ones, walking and shopping in Cape May.   Sharon and the girls from Stitch by Stitch do such a great job with projects, make-it/take-its, goodies and great food.  Already looking forward to next year.   The countdown is nearing an end for work.    24 days of "work" until retirement.    Got a bit of vacation time to use between now and then.   Totally looking forward to January 10th.

Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching......


Edgy38 said...


Marilyn said...

Looks like a fun class with great projects.
Greta stash & progress on Stitch Everyday.

Stasi said...

The snowflake piece is so sweet....and you came away with a finish!!! Love your stash haul--lots of goodies there!

Anonymous said...

Yet another great weekend.
Great haul too. Love the snowflake, I wondered
what the finish was going to be, it's perfect.
Can you believe that you are down to only 24 days left?!!
The best is yet to come.
Hope the reno is coming along well and that you are pleased with everything.
Have a great week.

Robin in Virginia said...

It sounded like you had an incredible weekend at the Cape May retreat put on by Stitch by Stitch. Several of my stitching friends were there and it was fun for me to see their pre-stitch pieces when we were together. You bought some beautiful charts. Enjoy the coming days before the official date of January 10th.

diamondc said...

Robin: I am so happy you had a great time, I love doing stitch retreats.
Youi have some wonderful stash, I am looking forward to seeing your progress.