Wednesday, May 6, 2015

2015 Pacific Beach Retreat (picture heavy)

It was another fabulous year of stitching, food and friends! The weather was mild and sunny. No rain. Temps in the 60's
 
We had a charity auction and raised $1225 for Pediatric Interim Care Center (local charity that cares for drug-addicted newborns while they detox)
 
We had several sales tables (no vendors, just the stitchers destashing).
And the most wonderful show and tell-so sit back and enjoy the show (not so much tell :)
 
 


























This picture is called Paradise Meadow by Teresa Frank.  It just won 1st place in a competition at NAN.


 
 
Here is what I stitched-Margaret Bendig's 6 sparklers from her online class.

 
And look what I was gifted by a very talented stitcher.  The tray and ort bag match my weekend project, scissors and scissor fob!  It says Stitch On inside the tray. Thanks, Lori!

Stitching Smalls

It's been 3 weeks since I posted and so much has happened that I will take two posts to tell you all!
Lately I have been stitching smalls.  Here are the results-
 

Finish #1-Blackbird Designs Noel
Fabric and threads from kit from Dyeing to Stitch club


Finish #2-I pulled this one from my stash, stitched it and sold it at my retreat last weekend (more to come about that later).  Canvas and threads from my stash.
 
Meanwhile I have completely forgotten the name of the designer!  The stars above will be stitched on the white band.

 
Finish #3-La D Da Angel Scissor Block Kit
Fabric and thread from the kit
The letter and star will be finished into a heart-shaped scissor fob.


Finish #4-The Primitive Jewel Gem Keep II
Misc linen and GAST Hyacinth thread to match the scissors


Finish #5-Jeannette Douglas Tag Trio
Pins and Needles
Fabric from kit.  I switched the GAST Soot wool & cotton floss for GAST Old Red Paint in wool and cotton.  It was the first time I've ever stitched with the new wool thread and I really liked the texture it gives to the project. 


Finish #6-Blackbird Designs In Full Glory
Misc linen and called for threads


Finish #7-Marnie Ritter Our Heart
This kit can be bought on Marnie's website. She contributes $2 for every kit to Susan Komen Breast cancer research.  The side panels are bells and her directions call for French knots.  I thought they looked like trees, so I used a brown/bronze bead so they could go either way.
 
I have a drawerful of small projects like the above.  It is wonderful to see how fast so many will work up and the drawer now has extra room. (Not for long I'm sure :)