I started the month with a trip to Northern Va for the EGA Region meeting. I had the good fortune to catch my son at a time when his schedule had a few free minutes and we had a lovely dinner together my first night there. The next day was a class which was out of my comfort zone but not so much so that I gave it up. I met some lovely ladies that I hope to stay in touch with and I will eventually get back to that class, eventually.
My second trip was a tag along some of my stitching friends and I did with the Loudon Sampler Guild to the New Jersey schoolgirl sampler exhibit at Morven Gardens. A lovely recounting can be seen here on the Black Branch blog. Needless to say, it was a fantastic trip, we all had a great time, and there was talk of going again before the exhibit closes.
I confess that we went up the day before the bus trip and did some scandalous money dropping at In Stitches. I was instructed to 'be good' as I was going out the door Friday morning but I wasn't too clear about what exactly that applied to so I used my good judgement and applied it to Amy Finkle's. A person could get into serious trouble in that place!!
After that trip, I had a few hours turn around to do a few chores and wash some clothes and it was off to the beach with me. My husband and our Son#1 had gone on Saturday and I was behind the curve here. But, I did enjoy a little quiet time to catch my breath and still my mind before rushing on to the next big thing. It was a nice week, with just the 3 of us, and a good time was had by all. Let me just add that the fishing (according to those who would know) was better than it has been for years and my husband was ecstatic!!
So, on to what we're here for, stitching!!! I haven't had the time I usually do for stitching this month but I have been at it every chance I could. First, I got back some framing.
As you can see, I am in love with this molding and I have used it for my last 3 pieces. It works with them all though so it's not weird!
Most of my stitching time was spent on this, stitched for my friend the Finishing Fairie for her birthday. Hope she likes it!
First Cocks Crow from Sisters book
40 ct. WDW Cocoa w/listed threads
|40 ct. Lakeside Meadow Rue|
w/limited edition GA thread pack
I didn't really need a new start but I did need something small to work on during the NJ trip so I started this one. I've had it kitted for quite some time and have really wanted to start it so, there you go!
|40 ct. Lakeside Meadow Rue |
w/mostly called for threads
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Well, I think that just about catches me up. I'm sure there are some things I'm forgetting but they will just have to wait until next time. I have a full afternoon of stitching ahead of me and I am so looking forward to that!!
Hope you're all enjoying your stitching as much as I am! Laura