Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Day....

Well my baby has finally made it to first grade.

Where in the world does the time go??

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Oh boy where in the world do I begin???
We had our retreat this past weekend for our
Sampler Guild so I will warn you this
is a picture heavy blog update

How about if I start here?

This is the view I had from the window
of the room I stayed in for the weekend.
It is absolutely gorgeous - and so peaceful.
No phones, No TV, No distractions.

Allowed for a wonderful weekend spent
with my stitching friends.

I arrived early and helped set up when the
participants arrived they were welcomed
to tables loaded with bottles of
water, flowers and bookmark with
the design from last years project.

and then the ladies began to arrive
and before you knew it 30 women
with all of the required stitching paraphernalia
were set up and ready to go.

as you can see we are very serious when it comes to
stitching, chatting, eating and buying.

Friday night included time to shop!
what retreat isn't complete
without the ability to buy stitching supplies?

Show and Tell

We have some very talented ladies in our group!

Saturday was project day
The wonderful ladies who put the retreat
together continually amaze us with
the creativity of the projects they come
up with for us to work on while there.
I am happy to report I was able to complete both!!!

Project Number 1

The boxes were already painted with photos of
last years project decoupaged to the lid.
We had to cover the inside with the fabric and
then we made the tomato and attached the bead
and ribbon to our scissors to make a fob.
The ladies had completed all the prep work
we had to finish the items off.

Project Number 2

Sorry this photo is so blurry.
I tried several times but my
camera would not cooperate.
We had our choice of two designs.
I selected the pumpkin because fall is
right around the corner and I thought
this would be cute to have for Halloween.

As I said this was a photo heavy post
but I hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It arrived today...

I received the beautiful blog giveaway today
from Faye. She packaged it up very
sweetly with a ribbon and card.
I love it - thank you so much Faye!

Here is a photo of the package.
I took this in front of an antique trunk
I have which seemed to set the
package off perfectly.

Here is a photo of the back, from this angle
you can see the linen and floss colors - gorgeous!
I love the two year planner included as well.
It includes quotes to remind us what
life is all about.

Once again Faye thank you so much!
It is so great to get to know other
stitchers through their blogs.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just had to share this....

I usually do not post giveaways on my blog,
but I had to share this one.

For some reason the story of Marie Antoinette
has always enthralled me and the
creativity of this giveaway blew me
away just as much as the history
behind Marie Antoinette does.
Here is a link to her website with more
details on how she created the various
components of this giveaway and how
to enter if you are interested in entering.


Friday, August 6, 2010

I won....

Imagine my surprise when I read that
I won a blog giveaway from Faye.
I never win anything so this is a real treat.
If you have a chance take a peek
I love this design - how exciting!!