Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stitching with Friends....

Nothing better than stitching with friends 
at the beach. The PALS Stitching at the Beach 
retreat was last week.  Unfortunately, my camera 
decided to take the weekend off so no pics, but 
the good thing is a lot of stitching was done.

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I was treated to goodies including this little 
cutie from Charlene which is the perfect 
memento for the retreat.

Love the little beads for bubbles!

What a cutie!   The bright, vibrant colors 
pretty much sum up the time we 
had stitching & laughing!

So many designers joined us this year including 
Tanya from The Scarlett House.  She designed the 
cutest little freebie for "Stitching at the Beach" 
and many of the Pals didn't wait to get it started.  
 I am sure you will see some finishes 
soon because it is precious.

What was in my stitching bag?  Well, I did get 
one ornament stitched and then turned my 
attention to one of my Crazy Challenge pieces.  
I made great progress and was able to 
finish it up this week!

Goode Huswife "Flowers of Lebanon"
stitched on 32ct black evenweave w/ DMC

I still can't figure out why this design took so long 
to finish!   I guess it has to be stitching on the 
black.  I feel like it took me a good month but 
now that I look at the completed design, 
am amazed how small it really is.

Love the funky colors!

I definitely made this one my own by changing 
colors and the design (mostly by accident).   I do 
like it for its vibrant colors and it just pops on 
the black fabric.   Now it will go live in 
the bin of unfinished finishes.

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Cooler weather is finally moving south and I am 
so happy for it!  Hope my friends to the 
north stay safe from Hurricane Sandy.

Happy stitching....