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.