Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sewing and Stitching

I saw the neatest little project bag on the weekend and thought...hmmm... I can make that and make one I did!
It's a little smaller then it should be but it will work for a small project!

See it works

I have bought all kinds of fabric and will make a few more!

There is one letter left to will be done tonight!  55cnt over 2!

There was snow in the air yesterday...sure enough woke up to it this morning!

I'm glad to be home today it's been a busy week singing at the festival of trees in Picton,On. yesterday and so it begins ...we have 7 gigs booked for Christmas!
Nursing homes and retirement homes also  a Winery and festival of trees in Trenton at the Air museum.
We are booked for a variety show as well!

Stitch with happy fingers!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gosh.. time flies !

 The week has gone by and I haven't updated the Ornie exchange at the retreat.
So ... here a few of the pics.
The ornaments were all beautiful and everyone put in a lot of effort to make them so!

I stitched this from the ornie mag 2008

I received this stitched by Judie

 Here are a few more that were exchanged ..

There were 16 in total.




Rebecca and Mom Sylvia

The ornament tree with all the exchanges

Hmm Dani ..not stitching???

Anne and Mom Nan

Beatrice (me) and Barb.

The exchange was a secret one we didn't know what we were getting from whom.
It was so much fun.
We see a lot of each other and have all become good friends!
I wish you could have all been  there, but I know you are in spirit!
Until next time,
Stitch with happy fingers!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekend stitching

I'm going to show you the updates on my stitching I did at the retreat.

I finished my Nantucket sampler, Yippee!!!!!
I bought this chart on my holiday to Cape Cod in the spring..I love  it
55 cnt linen from France that Clare gave me in the summer. I had run out of thread so now I can finish it up thanks to Clare again! The thread is very fine silk. I did put in the row of P,Q,R, just the O left in this row.then on to the next one!

 I know I hear it all the time.. I'm crazy!!!! (1 over 1 on 32 cnt Lugana  JBW Angel! ) But tell me this isn't just adorable!

Cirque des Cercles

 My framer got it done in time for the retreat for show and tell. It's a brushed gold..hmmmm the blue in the corner must be a reflection. Guess I have to take a better photo of it in the daylight!

Inky Dinky Blackwork

Finished with some real sweet snowman fabric.

Well  I'll  show some of the rest of the photo's on my next post.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What a Weekend

First of all I must say  Thank you Dan ( and Bruce and Lucy) for the wonderful lunch at Chez Dan aka Knowledge and Needles. Just look at this.  
He cooked for 16 hungry stitchers for lunch on Sat.

Chicken cutlet with a wonderful layer of cheese and tomato, Garlic broccoli,  Squash  cooked in Apple cider liqueur,& rice.

Black forest Cake. To die for!

 I managed to get a few pics of the setting. The girls are having fun.
 They can seat 16-18 easily in the stitching room. probably more!

Dani, Clare and Chef Dan

We were at a retreat at the Timberhouse Inn in Brighton. And having lunch and going to the store is part of the tradition!
I will post all of the retreat photo's over the next day or so..We had sooooo much fun!
Take care and keep stitching with happy fingers.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

3 more sleeps!

I'm really looking forward to our annual stitching retreat at the Timberhouse Inn.
It's always a wonderful weekend of sharing, eating, stitching and enabling .

China Blue..Landmark designs
I will be taking this finish for show and tell.
Stitched on Butter Cashel linen and DMC threads.

This is a piece I've been working on.

Nantucket Sampler
I hope to get this done over the weekend..Just the bottom and backstitching left to depends on how many distractions I have!
We'll be taking lots of pictures on the weekend and will post them next week!
Stitch with happy fingers.