Saturday, November 03, 2007

More Retreat Pix With Purchased Stash

These two gals sat on the floor both days and stitched away, almost non-stop. Can you tell they're mother and daughter? Holy cow! They look more like sisters than two generations! They were very sweet and quiet, unlike moi, who makes herself known. I'd have to ask someone their names, as I just didn't get to know them, being as busy stitching as they were. I'd have been better off if I'd done that myself.

This is part of the framing section of Shirley's shop, There are piles of stitched pieces several girls brought to have framed. Some of the girls have already talked to Shirley's son, Troy, who does the actual framing, to let him know their choices.

These are the things I purchased from Shirley's shop. That beautiful large piece of fabric, folded under everything is called "Jazz" by Picture This Plus. The red things I bought with exchange plans in mind. My recipient doesn't read my blog, so it's safe to say that since she loves anything red and "loves Christmas to pieces (her words)," there is a pair of red Dinky Dyes scissors, My Big Toe Designs red pin markers, My Big Toe red thread pickers (great for frogging), My Big Toe beautiful red and crystal scissor fob with ladybug charm (she's also a ladybug lover), and Kelmscott Candy Cane needle minder. I have her for a birthday/Christmas recipient, and her birthday is just a few days from Chirstmas. I have decided on two stitched and "finished" things I'm making for her (will post when ready). To the left are 2 My Big Toe Designs I fell in love with in her trunk show; "Remember Me" and "Cheaper Than Therapy." On the far right is Little House Needlework's newer "Cabin Sampler," all for which I picked up specialty threads I was missing. Propped up in back are both thread pickers and stitch markers from My Big Toe Designs that I chose for myself. I've already found I'm using these little gadgets a lot. I love stitching gadgets! Everything but the red stuff I bought for myself. The stash is nice, but the retreat memories are nicer.


Sally said...

Wow those two ladies do look like sisters!

Your purchases from Shirley look brilliant!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Looks like you had a great time Nancy. Nice stash also. Glad that your eye op went well.

Meari said...

Glad you had a great time, Nancy.

Ranae said...

It sounds like it was a fun time.
I love reading about the retreats.

Ruth said...

Definitely sisters!

Looks like a grand time was had by all... congrats on all the lovely stash!

Carto said...

Hello Nancy.

Blimey, you're not kidding about the two's almost as though they were twins. I'd have a very hard time trying to distinguish the two of them in a 'Spot the Difference' contest! I'm glad you had such a lovely time - you of all people deserve all the good times that you can handle...bless your heart xx

Thank you for dropping by and leaving your lovely words of encouragement xx

Shelleen said...

love your purchases

stitcherw said...

Oh my, I'm so far behind in reading blogs and you've had so much going on I don't know where to start. I love your Dance of the Bumblebee and Jig of the Ladybug, these are such cute ones. I haven't done them yet, but do have both in my stash.

I'm so sorry you had more trouble with your eyes, but I'm glad that it sounds like the cauterization of the tear ducts helped with the dry eye. Hopefully they don't give you any more trouble and when you have the cataracts taken care of it goes smoothly for you.

Your retreat looks like it was a ton of fun, and what a great door prize you won. The stash and trades look wonderful. I really like the Don't Make Me Get My Flying Monkey's one too, and am planning on doing it for my DD.

monique said...

Great stash and the retreat sounds very fun!