Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stitching Retreat-Photo Heavy!

I was home 1 1/2 days then it was time to leave for my November stitching retreat!
Here we all are busy, busy, busy!

On Saturday night we drew the winners of the opportunity baskets.  There were 5 baskets this year and 5 happy winners (not me though)!

We also had the biscornu exchange on Saturday night. Here are some of them that were made.

This is the one I received-

This is the one I made (on the left) -

There was show and share-


And I got some items back from the finisher-

I  actually got some stitching done, too!
Another biscornu for a Christmas exchange-

A pincushion -

Another biscornu from the Northwest Sampler Guild tea in 2011-of course, I had to change the date :)

And some recent stash enhancements from trash to treasure room & silent auctions at retreat, Swan Sampler Guild,and the Attic Needlework shop-


The sampler on the above right was designed for the 10th anniversary of my EGA chapter in 2002 and I found it in the trash to treasure room.

Good grief!  My stash enhancement is happening at a much faster rate than my finishes !
I got home on Sunday, just in time to prep for Thanksgiving.
And it's time to list lots of consignment items on ebay.  If you're interested in taking a peek, click HEREI'll be listing lots of items between now and Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Busy November Started with Disneyland!

Sorry it has been so long since I checked in!
November started with a trip to John Wayne Airport in So. California.
We arrived just as that latest large cold front and windstorms hit the Seattle area.
My cousin was so kind to allow us to stay at her home while we were there.  The weather was beautiful the whole week.
Thus embarked an 8 day trip with 5 theme parks to visit.

I will not bore you with a ton of photos, just my favorites.
Here is Disneyland.

Grandson got selected to become a junior Jedi.  Here he is practicing against the Star Wars villain Darth Mal.
Darth kept scowling at the really little kids sitting close by (4-6 yrs).   I thought they would cry!

We arrived right at the beginning of the Christmas Celebrations and here are a few photos of the street dancing.

My favorite park was California Adventure.  My favorite ride was Soarin Over California.

Here is Princess Sofia-taken for my 2 yr old granddaughter who dressed up as Princess Sofia for Halloween.

Lastly, the movie Frozen is VERY big right now in stores in Disneyland, California Adventure and Disney Downtown.  This store was called Elsa and Anna. 
And yes, there was a beauty salon in the back for little girls to be "transformed" into one of the princesses.  Here is one of the them being transformed!

I skipped LEGOLAND and stayed home with my cousin while grandpa, mom and dad went with grandson.  Then we all went to Universal Studios (liked the Orlando park better), and lastly was SeaWorld.
More to come!