Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Quick Update

I am finally settling back in after a long weekend in Ocean City, MD at Salty Yarns Jamboree. What a wonderful time!!! Even with 4 days of rain and dreariness, it was always bright inside the shop and Lankford Hotel. I didn't partake in the classes offered, but "volunteered" to help the owners out by cutting fabric for participants. I did manage to get some stitching in and two walks on the boardwalk. Of course, I did some stash enhancement but won't bore you with my purchases. However I did want to share some neat little scissors they are carrying. The are called Petites and are made by  Sullivans. They definitely aren't "heirloom" scissors but have pretty sharp points and come in three colors, gold, silver and copper (of course I got one of each). They will be perfect for smalls....and come in the cutest little box!

Closed box and gold scissors
On the stitching front, I have completed my pre-stitching for one of my classes with Jackie DuPlessis at The Attic, The Unplayed Piano. Luckily, it didn't involve a lot of stitching and my other class has NO pre-stitching, so I am good to go. I can't wait to see how this all shapes up into a piano,  but am showing the finished piece so you can have an idea.
Main part of piano on left/ one of 4 sides on the right

There are two really cool scrimshaw pieces that go with it, a piano keyboard
(comes with class) and sheet music (an add-on). I am counting the days until I leave and my mind keeps wondering off to think about what I need to pack, how early I have to leave for the airport (VERY early), etc..

That's it for now--thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Very cute - It will look great next to the other Smalls you have done - Good Job!

    1. Thanks Judy--appreciate it! Good to see you at Jamboree!