Friday, November 17, 2017

Internation Hermit and Stitch Weekend Returns!

It has been quite some time since I participated.  I hadn't seen any reminders and it just slipped my mind, but the 'challenge' has been resurrected and I am happy to participate this weekend.  I do have German School on Saturday, and a concert to attend on Sunday, but the rest of the time, I plan to stitch.....

Thursday, November 16, 2017

WIP Wednesday November 15

I haven't been posting on WIP Wednesday for awhile, but here we are:  This is the Santa Train Stocking, getting close to a finish....must be done by Christmas!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Snowman Pillow

Our gift at the retreat was the kit for this snowman pillow.  Eileen Gurak of Handblessings Designs designed it and put it together for all the attendees.  I finished it right before I left for home on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Elegent Holiday Tree

While on the retreat I was also able to start and finish the stitching on this lovely canvas project.  I will be teaching this at one of our guild meetings next year.  I think I will finish it into a flat fold someday.....

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Ladybut, Ladybug, fly away home....

This ladybug pin was a recent EGA guild project, and while on our retreat I finally had a bit of time to sit down and stitch it.  I was able to complete it rather quickly and love the pin!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

A Quick Get-a-Way with Stitching friends

 The last weekend of October was our annual Stitch Mania retreat, hosted by the lovely Eileen Gurak of Handblessings Designs and her side kick Bobby O'Brien. 

It was mostly gray and rainy outside, so not much walking on the beach. 

 There was a bit of sunshine, but it was still rather cold.

The venue is only about 45 minutes away from home, which in this case was good as I had to come back to Des Plaines on Saturday morning for German School, and then go back up for more stitching.  Even with that interruption, lots of stitching got done.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

October Spider Stitching

Yes, I know, they don't look like much, but they will be spiders once they are finished-finished.  I plan on doing 4 total, and three are now stitched.  The fun part about this is the plaid.  It is fun to stitch and you can change colors to suit whatever you are doing.