Monday, July 7, 2008

Great Stitching Weekend

I started my long 4th of July weekend with a mini retreat.
Thursday three of my stitching buds, Jill, Cathy and Lori
came over. Cathy stayed for an evening of stitching, Lori
stayed over Thursday and Jill stayed until Saturday evening.
We had a great time of Stitching and food and laughs.
One of the things I stitched was this Lizzie Kate wedding
piece. This was not in my plans for the weekend. My daughter Chastity
came over and wanted me to stitch something for a wedding she
was going to on the 12th (No rush!!!). So being the great mom I am I took the
time to stitch this piece over ONE and have it finished by Sunday.
I really like how it turned out, it is very cute.

I also finished an ornament, but it is for an exchange so I
will have to post it later. I worked on a few exchange pieces.
I also worked on Joyful summer, which has been quite fun to

On Saturday the mailman brought me a couple of things.
First this Ackworth School pattern book that my wonderful
DH won on Ebay for me.

Then I received my summer fob from a small exchange
I was in from Shelly. She did a great job. Its a really cute fob.
And she sent some wonderful goodies: 32 count Morning Dream
linen from Dyeing4U, 2 skeins of waterlillies and 2 skeins of
DMC floss.

I also received the LHN RR that I am participating in.

Then to top off the weekend my daughter Chaz and her fiance
Ben took me to my LNS. Didn't really NEED to go there but
it was great to go and look around. Oh, I did buy a few things!!!

Here is one more thing I stitched and finished this weekend.
It's the Quaker Flowers Strawberry Emery from the
Gift of Stitching. I am quite pleased by how it turned out.

Well that pretty much sums up my great stitching weekend.
Can't wait until we get together for our August retreat.

Keep Stitching!!!


Shelley said...
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Shelley said...

Sorry about that deleted comment. Spelling errors drive me crazy! Anyway, I am so glad you liked the fob. It was the first time I'd stitched over one, and I had some frustrating moments where over one tinyness combined with over forty blindness! I'm happy with the results though, especially the way the colors came together. :)

Cathy B said...

Joan - wow - you accomplished a lot this weekend. I'm sorry that I blew you off tonight - we'll catch up tomorrow night!

Ruth said...

Oer-1 and still done in one weekend???? Ok, where do you get power needles???? Sheesh. It's beautiful and so is your little GOS emery. I've been staring at it in the magazine thinking I "need" to start it. Yours is an inspiration -- thanks!

Julianne said...


Wow, you were a busy stitcher this past weekend. You stitched and finished some great projects. I love the strawberry emery. Your finishing on it looks great.

I'd love it if you would pay a visit to my blog.

Melissa G said...

You are toooo nice! I can't believe you made that in a weekend for Chas's friend...funny! What are you going to make for my friend??? ;)

I can't wait to get home.....

Dani said...

Just came upon your blog while searching for stitching sites....I'll be back!

tkdchick said...

Sounds like you had a great stitchy weekend! That strawberry is beautiful!

Kelsey said...

You are an awesome mother for stitching that wedding gift on such short notice! I LOVE it too. I think I want one... ;) LOVE YOU MOM!