Sunday, May 3, 2015

I Wish I Could Clone Myself..................

or twitch my nose like Samantha...... or borrow Hermione's time turner........or get my hands on the blueprints for HG Wells  time machine!!! This past weekend there was a plethora of stitching retreats and events and I would have loved to attend them  all! There was the beach retreat at Salty Yarns in Ocean City,  Ellen Chester at Stitchville's Spring Fling, the inaugural Prim Stitchers Society retreat in Williamsburg, Celebrations in Nashua and others I'm sure I wasn't aware of. To top it off I was scheduled to attend a Catherine Theron class in Virginia Beach this past Friday, then hoped to hop over to Williamsburg on Saturday for the PSS retreat vendor mall. Alas, life got in the way and I had to cancel due to a family funeral. I have been blessed to have many wonderful aunts and uncles and when I lose one, I try my best to be present to pay my respects.

I did attend a Sherri Jones Class a  couple weeks ago at Salty Yarns and FINALLY got the Button Brag Book I have been longing for. Sherri presented a wonderful class on how to stitch and finish the book as well as a very interesting lecture on the history of buttons. Look out button I come!

I had such an enjoyable weekend as it was a wonderful group of ladies. We stitched in the lobby as a group and shared experiences and our love of needlework. Sara provided delicious meals for breakfast and lunch, and appetizers/dessert in the evenings. We also managed to enjoy a number of dinners out at local restaurants. We were given a goodie bag upon arrival that had all the "makins" for a finishing job: Piece of ultra suede (in the tube), pop pom trim, crushed walnut shells. a waxer and a 15% discount coupon. Linda from Uncommon Scissors was an attendee and she graciously gifted us each a pair! Thanks Linda!

I held myself in check but did enhance my stash a bit:

Now I can't wait for my return visit for Betsy Morgan in June! Here is what I've gotten done on my Can't See the Forest:

I think I just have the top to do (and this class didn't require any pre-stitching) so I will be way ahead of the game!

I stumbled across this bee fabric somewhere on the internet and wanted to share---don't you love it? Now, I'm trying to come up with a project for it.

To end, here is our adorable granddaughter at her first dance recital--so happy we could attend!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Dear Stasi your " can't see the forest" is looking great and I am sure that your Button book interpretation will be lovely.
    Your " bee fabrics" are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you will come up with.
    Last but not least your Cora is such a sweet " mini etoile" and her protective big Brother is so handsome.

  2. What lovely bee fabrics you found! What fabric series are they from or who is the 'designer'? Glad you were able to get to your granddaughter's recital! Your class piece is looking good.

    Robin in Virginia

    PS Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your family member.

  3. Ooooh Stasi, I see a project bag when I look at that fabric! I've taken the button book class with Sherri and yes, a button addiction soon follows. LOL!