Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2 Finishes, A Frame and Good News!

Jardin Prive
Carre d'Abeilles
32ct evenweave
Called for DMC threads
Finish #1 Absolutely love the pink/green colors on this mattress pincushion. It's now tucked away in my growing to-be-finished pile :)

Blackbird Designs Autumn booklet
Pumpkin Blossom Pincushion
32 ct LL Sand Dune
Called for CC and GAST threads
Finish #2 This one was started at the June retreat I went to.  I love this whole Pumpkin Blossom line of smalls.
I picked up a large rectangular frame at last weeks EGA meeting for $5.  It was amongst many donations to the guild from the family of one of our members that passed away.  And in went my Blackbird Designs 2008 mystery sampler!   I am ok with it not being a perfect fit(obviously :)
Now, the good news. 
Remember the Crabapple Hill class I went to in July?  Well, Meg Hawkey holds retreats at her home in central, southern WA state 4 times each year.  And I was so very lucky to fill the final spot at her fall retreat in 2 weeks!  Woo Hoo!  I am so excited!  Click HERE to see some photos of past retreats.
Then, I have my trip to AZ in Nov for 3 Merry Cox classes with Attic Needlework.  Can't wait to finally see their store!
Then, there is another stitching retreat with EGA in November when I get back from AZ. 
Then, I need to mail my Advent exchange that I am doing with Lorrie from Iowa. I am getting very close to being ready, Lorrie!
Then, in December I will be sworn in as treasurer for my local EGA guild for 2013-2014.  Did I forget to mention that I still work too?  lol
The rest of this year is going to go by so fast. 


Tracey said...

Lovely finishes- the frame is perfect!

Sara said...

Lovely finishes :) and the frame is gorgeous :D

Shaunterria said...

Your finishes are beautiful, and congrats on being named treasurer :)


cucki said...

Lovely finishes and the frame is so cute xxx

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finishes, and nice frame for the BBD. You're going to be very busy, that's wonderful :-)

SoCal Debbie said...

What a great frame you found! You certainly sound like a happy busy stitcher going to all these meetings. Lucky you!

Margaret said...

Love your finishes! The piece looks great with that frame too. And the retreat -- yay for you! You have a boatload of fun retreats to go to now!

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Teresa! It sounds like you have some wonderful stitching trips coming up. I can't wait to hear about them!

Ranae said...

Lovely finishes!
I have mentally noted that your birthday is on Halloween,
Enjoy your retreats

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Wow - you are a busy gal! I am so envious of you that you are going to the Attic Needlework store I think I would literally faint if I ever got the chance to walk through their doors - Eye Candy Eye Candy! Silks Linens Samplers, heaven! Have fun, you!

Catherine said...

Pretty stitches! You have a lot to look forward to!

Veronica said...

Beautiful finishes, Teresa. The BBD looks great in that frame.


Siobhán said...

Fantastic finishes!! Crapapple Hill class... The Attic... the list goes on. You go girl! It all sounds fabulous.

Patty C. said...

LOVE the jardin prive in the first photo! !!

Lorrie said...

Wow! You've sure been busy. They look wonderful. It sounds like you have a super busy schedule coming up. Am envious of your retreats/classes. I've yet to get an opportunity to attend a retreat/class. I'm looking forward to our Advent Exchange. I'm thinking it is time to start wrapping things - my least favorite job so I better get an early start - LOL

MelissaD said...

I made the Jardin Prive piece as well - it is so beautiful when done! Lovely job :)