Stitching at the Beach with PALS was great this year! It was so much fun visiting with old and new friends! Even though it was cloudy and rainy most of the time, I love the coast, and this was a good excuse to stay inside stitching! There were over 115 there this year, along with several venders.
The main finish was Ghoul Tidings by Plum Street Samplers from the Just Cross Stitch 2013 Halloween issue. Of course there were changes: I used 36ct Dark Bunny from Hand-Dyed Fibers. Also used some of the limited edition GAST fibers. Also almost finished the Victorian stocking from the 2008 JCS Christmas ornament issue.
I have since stitched Trick or Treat from the same issue on some mystery linen using a combination of silk fibers. Pretty cute, I must say, but it's hiding right now... Do you enjoy being rebellious and using what you like or have on hand? I have
lost misplaced my camera, so these are all phone shots.
Aren’t stitching buds just the best? These are some goodies I received – just because! There was this sweet little strawberry from dear Faye,
a wool snowman ornament from the crafty Lynn,
a 2013 Myrtle Beach glass ornie from Michele,
a crescent moon stitch picker from Diane,
a scrabble tile necklace from Karen,
and the sweetest needle minder from Sandy – you can call me Sandra!
We made a quick run to the Quilters Cottage and I picked up a few pieces.
And we had a cording demo by Miss Linda. This is the trim I've made since that demo. Thanks Linda - an example is worth a thousand words!
Do you have blogs that make you feel like you’re visiting with the person while you’re there? Not necessarily stitching blogs, just favorites? A couple that I enjoy:
The Pioneer Woman talks about her family farm, home schooling (which I seldom even look at), an occasional guest author, and cooking. She has some fantastic recipes (like Perfect Potato Soup), oh, and a TV show on the Food Network.
Posie Gets Cozy is a wonderful photographer who has an online crafting business, shares recipes, and her adoration of the one-year-old that she and her husband adopted at birth. It has been an amazing year for them, and it’s so nice to get a peek into such a loving family.
May 2013 be filled with Happy Stitching!