Saturday, November 28, 2015
Hope everyone had a wonderful time with your family this Thanksgiving and able to squeeze in some stitching time for yourself. I am spending time stitching for market which will be here before I know it. I will be teaching a class at market. The design is a small colonial home sampler on 45 ct Lakeside Linen fabric with Gloriana silks inserted into a watch fob. Stitches are cross stitch, tent stitch and stem stitch. The kit includes all materials along with chain and charms for watch fob to become a necklace.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Oh my...this is quite embarrassing how long it has been since I have posted to my blog. This past year my life has been a bit of a whirlwind to say the least. Happy to say things are calming down for me a little bit. Hopefully this will enable me to get back to what I love to do. Even though I haven't been posting and things have been very busy for me I have found time to stitch and design. Amazing how much stitching relaxes me and allows my mind to clear. I have several designs I am putting the finishing touches on and I am looking forward to market and teaching a class during next years market.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Our Guild Program Chair - Elizabeth Ellers out did herself with our weekend trip. We began Saturday morning leaving via chartered bus heading to Philadelphia the first destination for our weekend excursion. We arrived at M. Finkle and Daughter around 12:30 where we were welcomed by Amy Finkle who hosted an open house for all of us in her wonderful shop.
|Sampler lovers - need I say more?|
|Ever wonder what happens when the Loudoun Sampler Guild arrives for a tour?|
As you can see we filled the room and everyone had their eyes on something.
|Once everyone headed upstairs to view the samplers|
I took the opportunity of taking a photo of the area.
|Amy Finkle shared the background of one of the many samplers|
hanging on the walls of her shop (sorry the photo is blurry)
|Here is a sampling of what is available|
(except for the one in the upper left hand corner which is sold)
Once everyone had returned from dinner we had the art studio to ourselves for an evening of stitching, chatting and door prizes. Amy Mitten who visited the guild to teach a couple of classes in April had forwarded several goodies to Elizabeth specifically for our October excursion
|Our day ended with a few hours of stitching before heading off to bed.|
|Morning stroll into Princeton's downtown area|
|One of many beautiful churches|
|Had to photograph this home since it is very similar to our home|
minus the sun room on the left
|Morven Exhibit Location|
Shortly after I took the outside photo of Morven I twisted my ankle coming down the four stairs at the front entrance. My husband picked me up once the bus returned to Virginia. Off we headed to the urgent care center to have my foot checked out where they confirmed what I figured had happened. My right ankle was sprained and believe it or not this is the fourth time I have sprained this ankle. Both of my wonderful nurses hailed from New Jersey and wanted to know why I was in Jersey, which museum I visited and what the exhibit was all about.
So all-in-all it was a Jersey sort of day.