Monday, October 26, 2009

Pals Fall Fling....

This was my first trip back to the Pals Fall Fling since the first year in 1998. It was fun meeting so many stitchers I felt like I have known forever through cyberspace. Although I had my camera, I didn't think to take many pictures! Oh well.... I did want to share some pics of the class projects and exchanges!

Friday ......

Friday was a finishing class where Amy taught us how to make a strawberry emery. This was fun and I can see many more finishes using this technique. Stephanie FL then showed us how to make some cute floss tags using wooden shapes and scrapbook paper. The afternoon was then spent making a paperbag memory album. This was great and a nifty idea. Here are a few of my classmates sharing their creations...

Friday night.......
was the Pals Grab Bag and Christmas ornament exchanges. This was so much fun and some very creative packaging. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pics! I received Linda-NC's package and it was a treat!

There were so many wonderful treats in the package but my most favorite are the beaded scissor fob and needle markers Linda made. They are so cute and I immediately started using the scissors! Second is the wonderful kit from the Remember the Ladies series that contain the Kreinik Silk Mori in the Milkpaint colors. They are so delicate looking and I can't wait to use them. Thanks again Linda!

I was able to make 5 ornaments for the exchange and here are a few pics.

The five ornaments I chose.....

These were stitched by Amy, Amy, Faye , Avona FL and Shelleen.

Shelleen and Faye were housemates and I have followed there blogs for awhile so it was nice to have one of their ornaments. Surpisingly, I also picked two of Amy's ornaments and was happy since she has become a good friend this year.

If that wasn't enough, I also won a giveaway from buying a grab bag of charts from DSL.
Saturday night....
was the stitching exchange and Halloween ornament exchange.

I stitched a scissor slide and fob from a freebie from My Big Toe Designs.

I received Donna's exchange ....isn't this snowman too cute?

For the Halloween exchange I was lucky enough to choose Toni-IL ornament. I love this cute pumpkin and the backing fabric is too cute!

I stitched two designs from LK "Fall Crazy" and Toni-IL chose my ornament!


I did stitch and actually finished this before leaving Myrtle Beach.

LK "Christmas Is....." stitched on 28 ct. linen with WDW.

It was so much fun and I am so tired! I was amazed how little sleep these stitchers could operate on ...... I just couldn't hang that late every night. It was also great meeting fellow stitching bloggers Carolyn and Beth too. Beth was also housemate also and was too funny!

Well...better get back to laundry and unpacking. Can't wait until next year!


  1. Wow, everything looks so amazing! So very glad that you had a good time!!

  2. What a great event....sounds like you had a good time. Love the goodies you stitched and the ones you received....hugs, Linda

  3. It was great meeting you IRL, too! Looks like you stitched away and also came home with some fabulous goodies!

  4. I'm hoping someday I can attend too :) Amy is my bestest bud ;)

  5. We sure did have BIG fun Karen~~ I enjoyed every minute of it...As a newbie, I learned alot and met some of the nicest people.. Good being your roomie and I look forward to PALS 2010 retreat~~~

    Now, I need to get my posts done tonight!~ Faye

  6. Ah!! That's sounds and looks like soooo much fun.
    Thanks for sharing! I love to hear of things like this, since there is nothing around my woods, lol.

  7. It sounds like a lot of fun was had by all, some beautiful stitching was exchanged too :)

  8. WOw I can't believe the Pals are stil doingit. I was a member about 12 years ago LOL Looks like fun and some great stitchingbeing done.

  9. I'm so glad you had a great time! Can't wait to meet you next year :)

    Love all the exchanges you got .. very cute! and the ornaments you stitched are great!


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