Monday, November 23, 2015
But first I have a finish...
The Heartland Sampler by The Scarlett House.
Tanya had an event earlier this year and this was the sampler she created for us Midwestern folks.
I love everything about it.
Here are a few WIPs I'm working on
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Good Sunday morning to all
I'm a few days late...
So getting back to the Count Me Inspired retreat in Shipshewana
Each night we found a treat on our space
We have a beautiful wooden chart holder, with a magnet for your needle
A colorful bag with finishing a FOB for it, with matching thread, awesome!!
And a Just Another Button Company kit to make a spoolkeep
I bought stash
And started Penny Harvest of course
Jan had some models set up in the store
The new Penny Harvest I started is on the right side
Jan finished a model and bought that fabulous cutting board at the antique store to mount it on, in the middle of the photo, love the cut out heart.Here are just a few other snaps of the store set up
I also started and finished a Lizzie Kate on the Flapper linen I bought just for it
I also started Moonlit Garden at the retreat
I stitched mostly on The Heartland Sampler while I was there
Oh... And I bought this dough bowl at the antique store that is right by the Farmstead Hotel
I finished Penny Pumpkin before I left for the retreat and forgot to post it
Maybe, just maybe I will get time later or tomorrow to finish up my finishes
I need to get back to stitching Harvest Keeper by Plum Streeet
Thursday, October 29, 2015
I went once again to the Count Me Inspired retreat that Cathy from The Inspired Needle puts on in Shipshewana, Indiana. I took a few pictures when I remembered, so here we go...
Here is the table of the smalls exchange
Here is my small I stitched, it is the partial design of Threadwork Primitives, Ever So Grateful
I lost the photo with the one I choose, but here it is at home
A most fabulous needle book and of course I picked a Halloween package
Cathy held a people's choice award this year. Barb won!! She made the Halloween bag in the middle of the photo, beautiful. Barbs prize was a free retreat next year, wow, how generous!
I'll try to be back tomorrow with our treats from the retreat, stash and two finish photos, so stay tuned...
Friday, October 16, 2015
Happy Thursday all,
Last week Anna and I made a road trip to needle shops in Iowa
First stop was The Village Needlework in Marion
All I bought was a big roll of olive wool. I could have bought more, but didn't want to spend all my pennies in one store.
Second stop was Fiberworks in Waverly
The store was jam packed with oldies and so much to dig through, it was unbelievable the stuff that was there, maybe good treasures??!!
Next stop was a small antique store in Floyd
We made it to Osage that night and stayed. In the morning we were excited to get up and get going downtown. We visited Debbie's Quilt Shop. Look at all the finishing goodies we found
The ladies were super nice and it was great to chat with them
Then a few doors down we went to The Stitchery Nook, oh my! what a store
I'll let the pics do most of the talking
Liz and sherry are the owners. We had the pleasure of visiting with sherry.
She showed us the upstairs that sleeps up to 15, wow, what a great place to stay. It had great lighting and everyone had there own table. There was a group staying up there, it's been their third year.
It's great for any needlework and scrap booking. I will definitely be staying there in the near future
I didn't want to take pics and impose on the group. We quietly peeked in all the rooms
Which reminds me, they have a huge section for scrap booking
We had a fabulous dinner at a pub called Teluwut (tell you what) between the shops
We ate dinner there and then lunch, it was that good
We went to the Ewe and Eye wool shop not too from downtown, but they weren't open.
I heard her son passed away unexpectedly and not too long after that her daughters boyfriend/ fiancé passed away, so sad. I don't know If that's the reason they were closed. They had been opened since then.
Who knew Iowa could be so fun