Friday, October 14, 2011
Hello my stitchy friends - Life has kept me busy with tax returns on extension until 10/17 and getting ready for retreat and visiting family. I've been stitching, but nothing for show and tell yet. Today, I'm going to Ohio for a weekend retreat organized by Covered Bridge Needlearts and the wonderful owner, Shelley Musmano. We will be joined by Lori Markovic of La-D-Da and I'm truly looking forward to the next 48 hours. There's been some pre-stitching and will have a finished photo next week for you. I've done weekend get-a-ways, but this is the first time that a designer has been part of the retreat and I'm really looking forward to meeting Lori and seeing how we are to finish our pre-stitching.
I recently participated in a Fair and Square exchange with Ruth B from CA (The Musing Badger is her blog). This is the second time I've been paired with Ruth and let me tell you - this gal's imagination and skills are just wonderful. The photo does not do justice to her over one stitching of the Pt Loma lighthouse and the "Quaker" water and embellishments that she stitched. The second square is her "signature" to me. Isn't it wonderful? Now to determine the best way to finish off the squares.
Enjoy your weekend - it's going to be rainy, windy and cool here. Perfect weather to be inside stitching!