Thursday, November 18, 2010

A special get together!!!

Before I get to the good stuff I have to say that I got back on a roll with my Mystic and worked on it pretty much exclusively the end of Oct and beginning of Nov. I don't know why these pieces are so hard to put down. There wasn't lots of confetti so I made some nice progress.
But the most exciting thing is that 5 of my stitching friends (from 5 different states!) took time out of their busy schedules to come to Michigan and spend some quality time together. We met at my house, did some hot tubbing, wine drinking and non-stop conversation. The next day we headed over to the West side of the state and stopped at Stitching Bits and Bobs. Spent almost 3 hours there and then to South Haven (on Lake Michigan) where we had rented 2 cottages. We shared our WIP, purchases at the store and finishes. We even had a couple finishes over the weekend. A cube and and a flatfold. I learned a new finish and got a lesson from Karen on how to make a beaded scissor fob. Isn't it pretty? There really wasn't very much stitching going on. I have found I do my best stitching alone!! LOL
I gave each person a mitten ornament (to symbolize the state of Michigan).
I persuaded Karen to bring her HAED World Tree so I could work on it. I actually finished the 2nd page for her. I guess I should ask when she wants it back!
I have finished 2 more ornaments that were stitched awhile ago and I had my stocking finished for Amberlyn. You can't see it, but the stocking has beautiful blue velvet on the back! Here is the link to my 2010 finishes album if you want to see other angles of the finishes.
And I haven't gotten any new photos of Amberlyn since Halloween, so here she is as a witch...and chewing on her glow stick.I hope everyone has a calm beginning to the holiday season and can enjoy all the little moments!!! Thanks for stopping by!!