Thursday, February 23, 2012
Catherine it was fun to stitch for her and make a new needle work friend. I did wait until I got back from Utah and my SB trip hoping to find a little something extra to add for her. I received from Kaye
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I am suffering with the rest of you ladies with blogger and posting comments. How long before they realize their upgrade was a downgrade?
Thursday, February 16, 2012
This is a little finish I completed this past weekend. It was my travel home pattern from my stitching retreat last fall. It finally got around to the actual finish. I have completed several little pillows like this in the last few weeks and it is a fun and quick finish. Great way to use up the fat quarter stash!
This is one of the smalls for the spring retreat upcoming. Still undecided if it will turn into a needle book or pincushion. The future fob is all stitched as well. I am working on what the designer intended to be a needle roll but am thinking it will be a flat book for tools and basket will become the pincushion. Should be finished by this weekend so I will need to stop waffling on my choice and commit to a plan. I am stitching them on spun silver 28ct. Chart is HIH spring fobs.
Hope you have all recovered from your Valentine chocolates!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Next up was baking a few heart shaped treats for the weekend. This was a really easy and very good sugar cookie recipe I found on the back of the Valentine M&M's bag. I think I have made 3 batches this year and only a few left. They disappear fast!
We were able to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park (above) and Zion National Park (below) when we were in Utah week before last. Both are lovely but Zion to me was truly majestic is it views. Hint for travelers... If you go in winter you are about the only one there! It was like having a private viewing of God's creation.
The start for the week is my small set for the spring retreat at the Silver Needle. Teresa and I are headed out in 45 days(if I am counting correctly) for a much needed rest and stitching escape! Pictures of the set soon. It is dark outside and past my bedtime. I tried 3 times to update yesterday. Either my computer, blogger or both were not being user friendly and I failed at each attempt. Almost at the end here and glad of it! :) Computers are the best and worst of friends.....
Thanks for your kind words and taking the time to join my stitching journey.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This is the area behind the cash register. Wonder what that thing rings up a day? Both of the owners were present and very pleasant as I have always heard they would be. I had about an hour to spend really only need about 12 more to take it all in. At 20 minutes past closing time they were trying to see if there was anything specific I needed.... about another day to shop and several thousand dollars. There was a wonderful wall of shop fabrics that took your breath away. I believe they were mostly Moda and a fat quarter of each print on the entire wall seemed a bit much to ask of people so I passed as it was too hard to choose. Did I mention I was a bit overwhelmed? I need a hour or so to do a first pass, a break with a cup of coffee or tea and then return to power shop in a place as large and fantastic as this....
As sad as it is this is all I could muster up to buy in just over an hour at the world famous Shepherd's Bush. The shop next door appeared to be available. I do hope they are planning to consume the space. Six kits, 4 necklaces, 2 pendants, a couple of fobs and finishing stuff....Just love it all!
I wanted a picture in front of the shop but I was alone and too embarrassed to ask for someone to click a picture. One of those things I'll regret I am sure....
Made good progress on Linen and Lace but I'll save that for another post as well as the pictures of Utah outside the shop. It is a great state to visit if you have a chance. Majestic to say the least. God did a wonderful job making those mountians and countryside.
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