|A Holly Jolly Mandala|
|A Spirited Mandala|
|Wings and Things|
|The set is called "Cover Story"|
|Read more about coverlets here|
|Reflections of London|
|Arctic Circle in its titular colorway:|
Navy 336/312/334; Christmas Green 701/703/472;
Jade 561/562/564; Desert Sand 632/407/950.
|Top Row: Clean the Fan, Orchids, Halloween|
Middle Row: Zaszlaja, Basil, Tropic of Cancer
Bottom: Seahawks, Fall Daisy, Geode
|DMC and a few hours to make a sweet little necklace!|
|Village Square - #3 in the the Village Home series.|
|We started in St. Charles MO at the Celebrations of Needlework.|
|I taught a class the silk-sequencing technique|
I've been playing with. Alyse is showing off
her finished class piece.
|Stitches Etc. is right there in historic downtown St. Charles.|
|Hanging out with Cathe Ray from Needle in a Haystack, Gail Zumwalt of |
Stitches Etc, and Cathy Roginela of Inspired Needle. The Cathe/y contingent were
all in town for the Celebrations show.
|Susie has an amazing shop in Evansville IN.|
|Stitches From the Heart, the second shop on the route, was filled to the brim|
with good stuff. Our little table was equally packed. We could have spent days there.
|The Stitchin' Post in Nashville was shop #3. Again, we got to meet some |
amazing ladies and see a wonderful LNS.
|Anyone would be happy to be able to call this their LNS, and we were|
lucky to have a little shopping time here.
|Cindy welcomed us at shop #4 - Dixie Darlin in Pigeon Forge. She was getting ready|
to join us at Stitching at the Beach, our final stop. You might know Cindy from her design
work as Foxwood Crossing (lots of sleds) but she also keeps a fully stocked
shop in a historic touristy area.
|It was easy to see why stitchers living a four hour drive away call the Stitch & Frame Shop|
in Rock Hill, SC their "local" needlework shop. We even had a few of the not-so-locals
drive up for the day to meet us on our trip.
|Stitch & Frame's building was perfect for a shop - light and airy, with high windows,|
ledges and cubbies everywhere that were filled with models.
|Cathy drove up and brought in her finished 99, which included|
a custom bottle she swapped in. I love it!
|And onward to the Ocean.|
|Stitching at the Beach is a lovely retreat with a shopping boutique area in the room.|
|I got to see a few friends from the Branson retreat last summer,|
as well as meet a few friends from Facebook. Many of them brought
in finishes. Such nice work - I am so proud!
|I have such wonderfully nerdy fans! And such accomplished|
stitchers. All of Janel's work on the table there is over 1.