Friday, May 15, 2015

Can't See the Forest..............

I have completed the pre-stitching on Can't See the Forest by Betsy Morgan. This is a class I'm taking in June at Salty Yarns. Now, I didn't have to pre-stitch this but couldn't wait to get started on it's so darn cute.....and now I can concentrate on the finishing at class. Counting the days!!!! This was a fun little stitch and I'm loving the green fabric......yes it's green!!!! I rearranged the  pieces a bit so I have a nice section to do something else on. This will be a little box and a scissor fob.

I also got a gift stitched and finished for a friend's birthday. It's A Lady's Trimkeep by Plum Street Samplers. I did it in one color and added the tiny ladybug buttons. You're supposed to wrap your "special" trims around it in the open space between the letters. Quite useful...don't you think? Hope she likes it!!!

I got an e-mail last night right at dinner time that someone had hacked my credit card---2- $75 charges to Dave and Busters and a $.01 charge which is a dead giveaway that they were "phishing". Luckily, the credit card company picked up on it and after my confirming they weren't my charges, closed the account and will be sending me a new card. Oh...those darn cyber thieves!!!!!

My sweet grandson turned 7 the other day--I just can't believe it!!! He was so tiny when he was born...under 5 pounds! Here he is in all his baseball glory!!!!

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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!

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