Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Preface piece for Friends...... (116)

I was up early and at a plant sale sponsored by our local tech school by 7:00AM. They had a ton of plants at very reasonable prices (thank MA)! Now on to getting them in the ground; I don't really enjoy playing in the dirt, so it's more a matter of me directing hubby where to dig.

For my Stroll piece today, I am sharing a preface piece from a class I took with Betsy Stinner in 1998. Betsy was a fabulous teacher who imparted a lot of knowledge coupled with a wicked sense of humor. I was blessed to have taken a few of her classes when she came to teach at Twisted Threads. Sadly, I have never completed the actual class pieces but recently stumbled across the "practice" pieces we did in class. This one is from Friends Sampler and is so sweet and delicate; I think I'll make it into a pincushion or biscornu.

I'm excited because I have a "date" tonight! For my birthday back in December, my hubby got tickets to see Beautiful at the Altria Theater here in Richmond. I've been waiting patiently for 4 months; I've always loved Carole King's music!

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



  1. Oh! Good for you. The concert sounds wonderful. Your stitched piece is so pretty Stasi.

  2. What a pretty piece! I can also see it framed or turned into a tiny wall hanging. Enjoy your date and show this evening.

  3. Hope Beautiful is wonderful and that you have a great time! (Carole King! now "Sweet Seasons" is playing in my head)

    Betsy Stinner did some amazing designs, didn't she? I never had the opportunity to take a class from her, but did meet her at a Spirit of Cross Stitch Festival ages ago. That's a lovely piece, and now you make me want to work on the Castleton Sampler....

  4. I've had a class with Betsy and enjoyed it very much. I've done at least 4 of her designs and have a few others in my stash. I haven't seen this one, but it's as lovely as all her designs.