Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wow, how time flies... (Lots to share)

I am so sorry it has been so long since I have posted. I have no excuse. I have been busy with the textbook, a professional conference, gardening, and a wonderful stitching retreat, but mostly I have just been lazy. I am really enjoying my summer vacation.

I have lots to share. First, I received a wonderful exchange from Laurie through the Hooked on Exchanging group. She made me a floss tag for the Freebie exchange. She also included lots of wonderful goodies including the pin cushion, which I absolutely love.

This past weekend, I attended the Shakespeare's Peddler Stitching Retreat. It was held in Hattiesburg, MS, which is only 20 minutes from home, but we had such a great time. My two sisters, Sharon and Bridget, and our friend Lisha, also attended. We stitched quite a bit. Theresa, owner of Shakespeare's Peddler, is a great person and was a wonderful hostess. At the retreat we participated in a Pins and Needles Exchange. I made a small sewing box. I stitched a Lizzie Kate design for the top and then included scissors and a pack of needles. I was very excited about the finished product. I thought it was so cute. I received a beautiful scissor fob, stitched by my friend, Lisha. She included a pair of scissors, which I love.

Of course, we had a chance to do some shopping while at the retreat. We each received a gift certificate as part of the retreat package. I used my gift certificate to pick up a Loose Feather piece and started stitching on it. I also got the fabric to complete the Sam Sarah Twenty-Five Days piece. I had purchased the leaflet back in February and started stitching on the small pieces. I can't wait to finish this one.

While at the retreat, I stitched on the J is for Juggler band sampler I purchased last month. It is a lot of fun and very easy to stitch. I love using the specialty threads and the learning the different stitches. Can't wait to finish this one.

Lisha and I also started working on Tiger Lilly. I just love this piece. We have decided to do this as a SAL. I stitched on it yesterday some and am making great progress. How is your piece coming along, Lisha?

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I will try to do better about posting more often.


Miss 376 said...

I bet you enjoyed yourselves, I've always wanted to go away like that.The stitching looks lovely

Lisha said...

Glad to see we actually got stitching done. I'll have to catch up on my Tigerlily today. I took a nap instead. Still trying to recover from those late nights.

Sonda in OR said...

Though you haven't been here, your needles have been busy! (Isn't that the way it's supposed to be?) All of your projects look great!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Wow...you sure have started lots of projects and they are going to be really beautiful when you get them all done. You are just Stitching up a storm...keep it up...and I'm glad that you had fun at your Retreat too...

Take care & Happy Stitching

Mylene said...

WOW! Such big projects you are working on. All looking great!

Have a nice weekend.

Marie-P said...

I wish they had a stitching retreat around here.
I like your new floss fob, they are fun to make.
You are working on some really nice projects. I especially like the "J" band sampler I may just give in and buy the "M" sampler. :)