Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Visit to Woodlawn and a Friendship Angel (73)

Ever hopeful but no snow here, though I did see some mixed in with rain on my way home from Woodlawn yesterday. I left around 8:30AM with a friend, Mary Ann, to drive to Alexandria and tour the needlework show at Woodlawn. It was smaller than in the past but you were allowed to get "up close and personal" with the touching or photos allowed however.  There were some magnificent pieces and it really is a shame someone doesn't photograph them and make a slide show on the web for all to see. So many stood out but I'll relate a few of my favorites. There was a HUGE blackwork piece that was a "map" of the counties in Great Britain. Each county was represented by a different blackwork motif and it was phenomenal!!! I also saw the original piece that Theresa Baird designed for the Queen City Sampler Guild in Cincinnati and it is spectacular. Another piece I really liked was a surface embroidery piece with an "under the sea" theme; it was so bright and colorful and FUN! There were a lot of lovely smalls and beaded jewelry. A truly amazing stitched exhibit was done, not on fabric, but rather leaves and acorn tops. Very interesting! The one thing I couldn't understand was why someone would take the time to stitch caricatures of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump--that one has me stumped, but was amusing!!! We had a delicious lunch there at Woodlawn and then headed over to In Stitches. This is a great shop and filled to the gills with a wonderful array of stitching charts, fabric, canvases and accoutrements. Here is what I bought; the blackwork book was inspired by the piece at Woodlawn.

 After our shopping spree, we headed back down the highway with a quick stop at the Russell Stover outlet; sadly, no tins!!! Then arrived home around 5:00ish. A long day, but a very enjoyable day!

Now on to the Stroll! Today's piece is an old Heart in Hand piece called Friendship Angel; it was a limited edition kit that included the tin wings.

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


  1. Stasi, glad you had an enjoyable outing to Woodlawn and In Stitches! Sorry you weren't able to get any tins at Russell Stover! Your friendship angel is very sweet.

    We did get some white stuff, but maybe only 2-2 1/2 inches; with it combining with sleet and/or freezing rain, it cut down on our snow totals. What a non-event!

  2. Sounds like a super day Stasi. Your angel is so sweet.♥

  3. Sounds like you had a great day. I think someday I might like to visit Woodlawn!