Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jammin' at Jamboree

Greetings all!

I have been swamped with work for the business and around the house since I got back from my trip last week, but I wanted to share with you some of the fun I had last weekend at Jamboree in Ocean City, MD.

Jamboree is a fun filled weekend hosted by Sally and Sara from Salty Yarns. It is  a great venue as we all stay in their charming hotel The Lankford, the oldest hotel on the Ocean City boardwalk.We can eat, sleep, shop, stitch, socialize  and never leave "home base". Of course, we do wander off at times to see what trouble we can get in.

I arrived Thursday and met up with friends in Salty Yarns; a few of us got together for a walk on the boardwalk to work up an appetite for dinner at The Sunset Grille in West Ocean City. A little "hiccup" is I got pulled over on the way back by a State Trooper for having a headlight out. Twenty minutes later we were on our way with a "thank you Mam" and brochure about how to become a trooper. (Yea- I know it's got to be bad if they're trying to recruit almost 60-something ladies) :).

Friday, up early for another walk and then a few of us drove up to the Serendipity quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE followed by lunch at the Cottage Cafe in Bethany Beach--one of our favorite places to eat. More shopping, visiting and stitching in the afternoon. At 5:00 PM we met in the lobby of The Lankford for a delicious lasagna dinner. The hostesses think of everyone and offer beef, turkey and vegetable lasagna. This is followed at 7:00 PM by the "official" reception , where we meet the instructors and graze through a variety of yummy appetizers and desserts.Then it's more stitching, sharing and laughing!

Saturday we had two classes with lunch and a walk "sandwiched" (sorry couldn't help myself) in between. Then a dessert reception in the evening (I guess you can tell we eat pretty good while there) and more stitching and socializing in the lobby.
Here are my classes:
Saturday AM class with Donna from By the Bay Needleart
This was an Intro to Stumpwork: Felted Wool Pocket

I've never tried Stumpwork before and was pleased to find it's not as daunting as I had thought. We got most of it done in class and I'm confident I can finish the rest later. This will make an adorable glass case!

 Donna also had a fabulous stumpwork piece that she brought to share ( you may be able to see better pics of it on her blog), but I was fascinated with this-it was incredible to see.

Stumpwork piece by Donna  Bayliss (not our class piece)

Saturday PM class with Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs
Feathers , Flowers and Fruit framed piece, scissor fob and Snippet Receptacle

We got lots of great tips from Belinda. Her project presentation was "fantabulous"-we got a binder with 35 pages of instructions, both color and b/w charts, and even a page with a " personalization exercise" to help graph out your names and/or wording. She is also quite entertaining--a real hoot!!!

Last, but not least, was my class Sunday AM with Theresa from Shakespeares Peddlar
This was a quick, fun little project called Passport Pincushion. We made the pillows in class and Theresa supplied us with fibers, trims, charms, etc. to make our "one of a kind" remembrance. We all got a good start in class and some even finished their cushion. I wanted to "think" on it awhile and see what I might have to add at home.

I snatched this photo from Belinda on Facebook--I'm the one ( green shirt) to the left of the lady in the white chair!!!

All the classes and teachers were different with unique styles but I loved them all and enjoyed myself immensely. We each received a wonderful "goodie bag" and, of course some stash enhancement was in order, so I'll share that now and then end as I am probably starting to bore you to tears.

Our goodie bag consisted of a lovely copper kettle with a calendar, scissor/tape measure combo,bag of ground walnut shells, tin of hand lotion, JABCO pumpkin pincushion kit, and Bohin needles (my absolute favorite). We also received a $20 gift card to Salty Yarns. Of course that went towards my stash purchases which were:

That's all for now folks............ I can hear the collective "phew"!!!
Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


  1. Oh all the classes sounded wonderful! It is nice to try out some new techniques. Your stash enhancement has me drooling... there are a couple of charts I want to check out. Take care!

  2. Oh what fun things you have been up too:):)Love your Stumpwork-piece!
    You´ve got a real feeling for free embroidery.
    And Donna´s piece is truly amazing with all the little detail.
    And I say OH again! your stash purcases are so great.
    Erica Michaels is so gifted with her miniatures, and the Maryland Inspiration Sampler looks so fun to stitch with all the smaller motifs.
    Under The Deep Blue Sea is heavenly, I love mermaids! There you got some hours of fun stitching and finishing-so great to also be able to get finishing lining fabrics etc at same time.
    Thanks for a lovely and fun post!!
    Take care of you and many greetings,