Saturday, August 14, 2010

August - Catching Up

Hello, hello!  How’s everyone?  Having a wonderful weekend, I hope! 
Last Saturday morning I took off to Manning, SC to meet and stitch with a group of ladies at The French Hen Café.  Amy from Down Sunshine Lane (left in white) planned this soirée, and I was so happy to meet her and other on-line stitchers and to reconnect with another!  It was a fun day of stitching, chatting, eating, chatting, stitching, chatting, stitching, door prizes, stitching…  This group has been together before, and they really made me feel welcome into their fold.  I finally got to meet Faye (right).  She is just as sweet in person as she is on her blog, The Carolina Stitcher!  I also got  to put the correct Karen (left in green) with Karen’s Handiwork! 
Carolyn (right in blue), of Carolyn’s Stitching Chatter, was there with her friend Deborah, and I got to sit with them.  Carolyn and I have been to another retreat, and it was great to see her again!  There are more in our future, too!  Hop over to the links here and you can see more about the day we had through their lens – well, except for Karen’s!  LOL.
I took Lizzy Kate’s Alphabet Lessons along to stitch, but since I hadn’t picked her up in quite a long while, I couldn’t remember what fabric it is on.  Was planning to look it up here, but of course I didn’t record that tidbit of information.  I’m planning to continue on for a while to see if it can’t it get completed. 
I did finish stitching LHN ornament, Love One Another, on a piece of tea dyed fabric I dyed a while back.  When I saw this one I fell in love, and want to finish it as a stand/flat fold.
This month’s TUSAL seems to be featuring red…
Hope there is a cool breeze in your part of the world.  Thanks for dropping by, and I’d love to hear your thoughts today!  
d Happy Stitching!CharleneSC


  1. Sounds like you had a very fun time! I love the lion and lamb stitchery. Could you explain what you mean by a flat fold finish? Stay cool. It's pretty warm here...for us!

  2. Nice meeting you Charlene.....that pic is making me laugh. I look like either I am drunk or a deer in headlights!

    Can't wait until October...

  3. How lucky you are to have so many other stitchers nearby, Charlene! Looks like a great get together...

    Love One Another is so darling--I just received this in a RAK--will have to stitch it soon after seeing how nicely yours turned out!

  4. It was so nice to meet you Charlene. I loved your Lizzie Kate - you inspired me to start ABCs of Aging Artfully when I got home! :) Hope to see you again at another get together!

  5. Looked like fun! You are very licky to have other stitchers to 'play with' LOL

  6. Looks like a wonderful get-together. It must be so much fun meeting up with other stitchers.
    Lovely stitching pieces!

  7. You go girl! I'm glad you went, had a wonderful time, and got to play a bit.

  8. Nice pics! I signed up for the retreat - so hope to see you there. Stitching looks wonderful!

  9. Looks like a great day!!! Congrats on your ornament finish!

  10. It sounds like you had a fabulous time! Love your WIPs.


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