Monday, June 25, 2012

Tree of Life Samplings retreat

Hi! I'm back...
The retreat was held in Terre Haute, Indiana
I'll let most of the photo's do the talking

This is the table of smalls for the exchange

I made a patriotic finish
I believe it was a freebie from Blue Ribbon Designs

and a Prairie Schooler Christmas ornament

Up close of all the smalls

Here are the models of Jan's, the designer

For the exchange I won one of Robin's small from Virginia

Candace from Tennesse and I won each others smalls

Cathy_B from Minnesota won my PS small

Anna from Wisconsin and her small,

BTW she drove to my house and we went together to the retreat

I won this very cool Ottlite for a door prize, I found a key, yay for me

We pre-stitched three things before the retreat, here are two I put together, I still have the needlebook to sew, on my machine

Peggy_Lee from kentucky bought a grab bag

Karin from Illinois won a door prize of Victorian Motto's finishing trims

Jan and I

Here is most of the group, I think there is 8 missing

That's it!!!

I do have a few more pics of stash and the retreat chart kit that we received.

You can visit any of the high-lighted names to see if they have more photo's and/or stories

It was so much fun to hang out with the stitchers I knew and the new ones I met. What could be better?!

I was so inspired when we went to Jan's house one afternoon, her walls are all so gorgeous with all the stitching. I don't have any snaps, I forgot my camera, you might just catch some on someone elses blog out there.

Have a great work week

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stitchy stuff

Hello fellow stitchers...

First of all....
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the comments, e-mails and the cards concerning my sister, it was so heart warming that you all took time from your busy lives, if even for a few minutes. Thanks again!!!! Love you all

I hope I'm back to this thing called blogging, lol
I have 1000+ in my google reader, not sure how many the + stands for, lol
When we were out riding the Harley a few weeks back, we stopped at a antique store and this is my finds...

Yes! these were all in the same store

I hope I'm back to stitching too

This is were I'm at on "Never Let You Go"

Which I haven't put in a stitch for weeks

I purchased all the new Prairie Schooler from Mary Kathryn she had a great price for all of them

And she always has fast and reseasonable shipping

I'm reading blogs and trying to get inspired for the Tree of Life Retreat in Terre Haute, Indiana this weekend.

I have my pre-stitching done, my exchanges are wrapped and the stash money is in wallet.

I can't wait! I just know I will have a hard time getting to sleep to night, in anticipation for leaving in the morning. I so need this get away. I'm sure I'll have pictures to post, oh yeah better not forget the camera, hehe I always jinx myself.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

R.I.P. my dear sister

Hello fellow stitchers

I have sad news...
My only sister Janis was in the hospital for 17 days before she gave up her fight.
She had not been to a doctor for 30 years, so when she asked my dad to take her to the hospital
her liver was already so damaged. She basically waited till the pain got to her.
She was never married, no children. She passed away monday night June 4th with me, mom and dad beside her. My brothers arrived shortly after. She was 62 years young. We had no idea she didn't feel well for years, but friends and co-workers did. We laid her to rest today. She suffers no more.
My brothers and I have been working hard cleaning out her apartment this week, Thank goodness she wasn't a pack rat. Now there is all the paper work with the bills and her accounts, it's hard with her having no will made out.
Thanks for the emails checking on me and sorry if I didn't back to you. It's been a hectic three weeks with no blogging and no stitching. I have over 700 blogs in my google reader, not sure what I will do there as it will take me days to play catch up.
Well, it's time to get some sleep, oh how I wish I could just sleep all day tomorrow, but Kellie has a softball club tournament 9am and it's 2 hours away. I'm so drained.
I wanted to take a few minutes to let you all know whats been up with me.
Thanks so much for all the FaceBook prayers for my family too.
I'll be back sometime with some stitchiness updates when I have some
Goodnite and God Bless