Friday, March 29, 2019

Recap of Catherine Theron Weekend and Stroll Addition.....497

Another great weekend was had at Salty Yarns, my home away from home. I am so lucky to have these opportunities for wonderful classes within a fairly easy driving distance. I held off driving up on Thursday because the rains were so heavy here at home and gale force winds in Ocean City. I left at 7:00Am Friday and had an uneventful drive, making it there in time for a nice lunch with some of the ladies. Friday evening Sara had a reception for us at her place with yummy appetizers and desserts. We also received our goodie bag and it was a whopper, as usual....lots of finishing supplies, a small cutting board and ruler, an adorable needle threader from Puffin & Co. and even a tiny humbug kit....we are so spoiled!!!! And take note of those fun band-aids!!!

Saturday morning was the first class that went from 9:30-3:30 with a lunch ( provided by Salty Yarns) break. We did some basting, started a little stitching and went over finishing instructions. Catherine is a very good and laid back teacher! There was an evening stitch in and show 'n tell accompanied by delicious desserts. Sunday's class ran the same time and before you knew it the weekend was over. I drove home Monday morning and back to reality!!! 😉 (class pictures were shown in my previous post)

Of course, there was a lot of shopping going on after class and I succumbed to some stash enhancementl!!! I bought my Nashville requests and then some. Bad Stasi...bad Stasi!!! Here's my haul:

Two charts from The Blue Flower (I bought a third as a I gift but it's in the mail)      

I really like this new designer and the saying on The Color of Winter "The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination". I'm a fall/winter girl!!!
A Plum Street, couple Little House and Teresa Kogut
I also loved the saying on the Plum Street chart "He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal."

A Mani di Donna, Shakespeare's Peddlar,and two Jeanette Douglas

A cute corner gauge, hornbook and silk floss
I am definitely a chart collector, aren't I ????

On the sewing front, I have my SAl all caught up:

And I've been working on the Quilting Bee:


My stroll addition is the birth sampler I made for my older daughter. Her birthday was the other day and she turned 41...can I possibly be that old??? I never had the time to do a birth sampler when my girls were young, so they were each gifted one on their 18th birthdays. Here is Roots and Wings Birth Sampler  by Pat Rogers. I had never officially added this to my stroll because my daughter can't put her finger on where it is, but I recently came across a hard copy photo of it. You can see my younger daughter's sampler here: Jess Birth Sampler

Spring is visiting today and I have a window open; it feels lovely! I am driving tomorrow to Bethesda, MD to go to The Needlework Emporium
 I am meeting a couple friends and will report when I get back. Hoping to see some great needlework accessories and, perhaps, find a treasure or two or three....we'll see!!! :)

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




  1. I look forward to reading about your adventure to the Needlework Emporium, Stasi. It definitely sounded like you had a most fabulous time during your Catherine Theron weekend and OCMD. Super goody bag and what great purchases you brought home with you. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Very glad to hear your weekend and classes were so good! And springtime with *open windows* - oh my, sounds wonderful. Bee continues to look amazing and I enjoyed seeing all your stash enhancement goodies. Love that you stitched birth samplers for your daughters' 18th birthdays - brilliant!

  3. What great goodie bag!
    Great stash enhancement also. :)
    Love those Blue Flower designs, so unique.
    Your Bee is looking great.
    Have fun in MD!

  4. Oh, another grand weekend! I love, love, love that bee--he is just so handsome! It is so hard to believe that we have kids this old, isn't it, Stasi? My oldest turned 37 last week--makes me feel positively ancient :)

  5. Oh my I love everything Stasi. Sounds like a super fun weekend. Your bee is wonderful and so perfect for you. No we can't be that old...just our children are. RJ

  6. Oh my, another wonderful weekend with lots of shopping....It must be so hard to contain yourself and I see you didn't!!! Such lovely patterns, the Blue Flower ones are lovely!!