Thursday, July 14, 2011

wow, halfway through July already

**updated with a couple more pics - evening July 18th**

and here i am finally posting some pics. OY! Its just been crazy and this new computer has me frazzled (its a newer system than what we are used to). LOL
Diane and I decided to do a 4th of July exchange so i brought mine with me to Indiana to give to her. I stitched Thankful for Ewe by Crescent Colours using CC and coffee dyed the fabric. I painted and waxed the box and added some other goodies in the box too. There were other goodies but i forgot to take a pic of everything.

And here is the pillow that Diane made for me, it is a Chessie & Me design and i love it! she did an awesome job!

Well, I went to Indiana in June for a week to hang out with my dear friend Diane and we were going to the Only One Ewe retreat for the weekend to also hang out with another dear friend Yvonne. What fun we had! It was so nice to hang out with a stitching friend and do all those wonderful fun things we enjoy doing, like stitching of course, shopping, tearing up the craft room (LOL) and stitching and more shopping, etc. And of course Harley, Diane's schnauzer, he was my buddy while i was there. What a great little dog he is. :)

I got there late Monday night and on Tuesday we drove to Cincinnati OH to go to a not so LNS but a couple hour drive and so worth it to go to Keepsakes. I cannot remember how long we were there but it was quite awhile. We were sitting on the floor going through everything she had in the shop. LOL I didn't get any pics of our stash we acquired (maybe thats a good thing, because we shopped really well). On Thursday we drove up to Indianapolis to pick up Yvonne from the airport but since her plane was delayed a couple hours we stopped in the LNS there as well while we waited for her and did some damage there as well. I found a couple charts i have been looking for for awhile, VooDoo Girl and VooDoo Bob. I have seen them stitched up all over the internet but can never find the patterns, well i now own them. :) They are just too cute.
After picking up Yvonne it was another bit of a drive to Terre Haute (haute sounds like coat, if you didn't know, i didn't) LOL for the retreat. We got all checked in and met up with Jan of Only One Ewe and the other gals that were retreating with us. Vonna the Twisted Stitcher was also one of us there and what fun she is! She also taught a class on Saturday with the stitching we did before we all got there. (sorry my picture is crooked) LOL

At the retreat we had a couple exchanges, one was a Christmas ornament exchange. I stitched two pieces for it and right now only have pic of one. LOL (the other is on the camera and need to upload software to new computer).

Here are the two ornaments i rec'd in the exchange. Oh joy was stitched by Diane and the bluebird was stitched by Brenda. I love them both!


Sarah Beth said...

I want to know more about Keepsakes in Cincinnati. I live inbetween Indianapolis and Cincinnati. I would also like to know more about the retreat you went to. I want to do something like that sometime.

Catherine said...

Love, love, love your exchange!!

Patty C. said...

The exchange gifts are absolutely wonderful - I just love them -

Cindy's Stitching said...

what great pieces that were finished.

Melanie said...

These are all such great pieces! :)

Sally said...

Love the exchange gifts and your finishes.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Y'all must've had a wonderful time! Love, love the Liberty box and accessories you made. Great job!