Monday, February 3, 2020

A SUPER weekend.....

What a wonderful weekend spent with fellow "cross stitch addicts"!!! We all testified to this after dinner on Saturday night. Here's a shot of some of our group:

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It was the annual Super Bowl sale at Salty Yarns and a group of us have been meeting  there for years. There was a lot of stitching, shopping, sharing and eating going on over the weekend. For the most part we stitch in our own apartments in small groups but cross paths in the shop, at Sara's reception Friday night and have a pot luck dinner Saturday night. There is always a delicious spread on Sunday while we wind down and check out our bags of goodies.

Of course some items somehow 'jumped' into my bag....

And take a gander at these adorable cookies that Sally made for us...almost..and I say almost...too cute to eat!

I did get some stitching done over the weekend and I can share one piece...the other is my exchange piece for the PSS retreat and I want to keep that secret until the recipient receives it in April. But here is the pre-stitch for one of my classes... Measure Twice and Stitch Once by Dames of the Needle.

 And there were a Christmas gift and one for Valentine's Day...such sweet goodies inside! Thanks Debbie!!!

I have been stitching at home and finished Rack Stack by Plum Street Samplers.

I've also done a bit more on Bee Contained by Betsy Morgan.


I've stumbled across a few nice freebie charts/SAL's I thought I'd share in case you haven't seen them. Our designers are so generous!

Meant to Bee  by Hands on Design

Bent Creek Newsletter  Now this one is a newsletter you sign up for and receive updates and free charts

Peppermint Purple Blackwork SAL  This is a Facebook group you can join and they post a small, approximate 1 X 1 inch on 28 count, blackwork work a week for a year!

Well, I think that's it for now. I hope you have a great February! Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!




  1. Now that is the kind of Super Bowl party I want to go to. It looked like so much fun Stasi. It is a wonderful idea. How in the world did those things just jump into your cart??? LOL! Love what you bought.

    Your stitches look great. I really LOVE the Rack Stack. What is the name of the linen? It is so pretty.

    What nice gifts too. Take me to the next party, ok? RJ

  2. It looks like you had an incredible weekend, Stasi! Would we have found you at the cutting table? What lovely gifts you received! How could anyone each those beautiful cookies that Sally made? You picked up some fabulous things. Where is the PSS retreat this year?

  3. Well you obviously had a very fun time Stasi! I cannot believe those cookies Sally made!!! wOw! I love your Rack Stack. Thank you for telling me about the Bent Creek Newsletter. I just signed up! :)

  4. Looks like a fantastic time.
    Wish I had a shop close by. :(
    The cookies are amazing, & love all of your stash!
    Rack Stack turned out so cute.
    Have a great week!

  5. What a wonderful way to spend Super Bowl weekend! I am more than impressed with those cookies!! They are little works of art and I would be hard pressed to bite into one. Your Betsy Morgan piece looks like it was designed with you in mind.
    Lovely purchases and gifts. Thanks for the tips on the freebies. I hope to get the HOD one stitched before Valentines day.

  6. Stasi: It looks like you all had such a wonderful time, I love getting together with my stitching friends and beading friends.
    You have some beautiful designs going, I am looking forward to seeing your progress.


  7. Your group at Salty Yarns looks like such a nice bunch of stitchers, Stasi. Oh, how I wish I lived closer :) You picked up a lot of great stash, too--I was eyeing those Lila's Studios ornaments myself. May just use some of my birthday money and purchase them, too.

    Oh, my--those cookies! Incredible... Thank you for the freebie links--the Bent Creek one caught my eye and I immediately printed it off :)

    Nice finish and a beautiful new bee project to keep you busy. Happy Stitching ♥