Monday, 1 September 2008

What a Giggly Stitchy Weekend!

Welcome one and all to the group photo of our giggly stitching weekend. What fun we had!!! Our neighbors said all they heard from my house was laughter and more laughter.
They obviously missed the sounds of glee at all that food and the groans at the end of each meal.
We laughed, stitched, ate, showed off our stitching. laughed some more, ate some more, stitched a bit, then ate some more and laughed some more. I took the out of town girls on a road trip to Knowledge and Needles on Saturday afternoon. Hey, you can never have enough stash.
This is the Sunday group photo
Back Row L-R
Ann of Knowledge and Needles, Christin of Christins Ramblings, in the background Beatrice of Stitching with a View, Angie, and behind her Barb, Judy and Sharon
Front Row L-R
Lynn of Kearnel's Korner, Our Queen Adriana, me, Rebecca of Rebel in Ontario and in front our official photographer Dani of Dani Black Belt Stitching Wizard.
The second photo was taken on Saturday. All that beautiful blue water, unfortunately, made the picture really dark. We have
Back Row Christin
Middle Row, Beatrice, Ann, Barb and I
Front Row - Nan, Judy, Angie, Lynn and Dani

Oh what fun we had!! So much that we have decided to do this again next year. Want to join us?
If you would like to see other photos, I am sure you will find them on Lynn, Christin, Dani and Beatrice blogs over the next few days.
I received a couple of lovely gifts from some of my guests. I must show you the lovely gift from Dani. Details can be found on her blog.
Isn't this just the cutest thing!I have this smalls basket that has nothing in it. Dani's biscornu will take pride of place beside my Book of Stitches that now resides in that basket. One day that basket will have lots of lovely stitchy things in it.
Do you remember this piece? This was to be a Fair and Square and I stitched it on the wrong count fabric. Well, I turned it into a biscornu as a gift for a neighbor who is moving away. I think it will make a great pinchushion for her.
Now, I did a little stitching this week but not enough.
I pulled out Noddy and now he has a car. Once I get the background filled on this piece I will outline the car and then decide where to go from there.
I did a little work on Marjean's RR but am making slow progress. Everyone keep her in your prayers as she is in Louisiana and in the vicinity of the hurricanes. I don't know if she has evacuated or not.

And surprise, surprise - Paradigm has made an appearance. I worked on the motif on the bottom right and got a nice chunk done. I will post this to the Snowbird Blog. I expect to see other posts to that blog too as Dani, Beatrice, Christin and I all worked on it at some point during the weekend. I did some exchange stitching as well but cannot show that for some time.
We have had the most beautiful weather these past few days and it is supposed to continue until late next week. I am going to end now, pick up my stitching and enjoy some of this lovely weather.
Happy Labor Day Weekend to you all!!


tkdchick said...

what a great weekend Kathy! Thanks for being a great hostess!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a splendid weekend, what fun! All of your stitching is looking wonderful, I love how colorful and full of life the noddy piece is. The PL is coming along and will someday be quite the treasure.

Becky K in OK said...

Your group looks as if you had so much fun. I'm jealous, hehe. Stitching is gorgeous as usual.

Katrina said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! Glad you had such a nice time. The biscornus are so pretty.

Lynn said...

Thanks so much Kathy! I had a ton of fun and can't wait until next year. I'm hoping the next SAL will be at my place. I'll let you know some dates soon.

Annemarie said...

Yes, I would love to join next year, Kathy! It's not going to happen, of course, but it sounds like you had so much fun!
Dani's biscornu is cute! But I think your own biscornu is pretty amazing too :o)

Rowyn said...

It looks like a fabulous time, wish I had been there.

Love all your stitching.

Barbara said...

Oh what fun, what fun! I love the stitchy pieces, too!

staci said...

It looks like you girls had a terrific weekend :)

Beatrice said...

Mom and I had a good time. Thanks Kathy for a great weekend!
Noddy is coming along wonderfully!
The bicornu's are both so nice and of course you have sooooo much done on PL..I must get to work!

Lelia said...

Goodness! What lovely projects you have in this post. And, looks like your stitchie pals are very happy. Funness : )

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Thank you for a lovely day, can't wait to do it again next year! You have a beautiful spot, and I wouldn't give it up either!

Rachel S said...

Love that pincushion. It's adorable!

Clara said...

Wow! Looks like you all had a wonderful weekend, and I love your biscornus. I have never made one before but would like to at some point.

Ruth said...

Dang look at all the fun and ALL the stitching you've done! I'm thoroughly impressed. :)

Say, what pattern is that stunning baskey you made into a biscornu? It's lovely!

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful weekend! I would love to do something like that. :) The biscornus are awesome. I enjoy reading your blog and will be back for more!

Carolyn :)

Suzanne said...

It's great to hear that you had a wonderful weekend. The biscornu Dani made is really cute and I really love the one that you made. I am sure that it will be well appreciated.

I also have a new smalls basket that is looking just a little empty. I think that I may just have to start stitching a few more smalls.

samplerlover said...

Sounds like you all had a great time and a lot of stitching got done.Some great work there too.
Love your Noddy piece. When I was little many many moons ago I had all the original Noddy books. Ah memories. = Sandra.

Clare said...

Sounds like you all had heaps of fun Kathy. Loved the photos.

Lucy said...

Hi Kathy...found you on another blogs comments and thought I would take a look see! OMG...I'm a fan of the Halloween one! Have to check out Dani's blog for that one! You have some beautiful pieces you're working on.

Ranae said...

I am so jealous right now,lol, look at all those stitchy friends.
I consider you truly blessed.
F&S biscornu turned out beautiful

dragonxser said...

it sounds like you all had a fabulous time :) What lovely stitching :)

Carolien said...

Hello Kathy,

What a great weekend this must have been! I love the biscornu you made, it's gorgeous. Your lovely dragonfly gift is standing on the little table beside my bed, by the way!!! So I think of you every day, you can imagine ... at least twice a day :)

I wish you a great weekend & hugs from the 4 girls of this household!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wow! So many beautiful things to comment on! I love seeing the group of you, especially you, Lynn and Dani. Wish I'd been there with you all. What gorgeous stitching pieces! What pattern did you use for your Fair & Square that didn't come out right...and became the pincushion? It's so pretty.
All your stitching is to die for. Hugs, Deb

sandra said...

Wow! You had a lot of fun!

Wendy said...

I was so sorry to have missed out on your stitching weekend! It sounds like you all had a wonderful time...of course...what else with a great group of stitching pals. Of course yummy food helps a little too. Thanks for posting all the pics of everyone.

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great weekend and I love that RR!

Sonda in OR said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Those biscornus are cute!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

Well, it certainly looks like
your stitcher's weekend was a
great success. The pictures
taken during the weekend are
wonderful and it's great to
see all the ladies who attended.
Your home is in a fantastic
location, being right on the
water like that. Wow.

The biscornu that Dani stitched
for you is wonderful, isn't it?
Those pumpkins are freaky!! And
the colour of the fabric that
she stitched it on is so very

And the biscornu that you made
from the too small F&S piece
turned out really well. What
a pretty design. Your neighbour
will be thrilled to receive it.

Your Noddy project looks great
and must be near to a finish.
And I love Marjean's RR, and was
really looking forward to seeing
it in person. I think I've
already said that before. Oh well.

I was so very sad about missing
the weekend with all of you, but
these things happen, unfortunately.
I hope to make it next year, if
you'll still have me.

I guess you're getting the rain
that has drenched us this weekend
too. It's just started pouring
down here with the remnants of
Hurricane Ike. A good night to
be home and snuggle with the cats
and the computer.


tintocktap said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend - wish I could have joined you! Love Dani's biscornu too, looks like great fun. Oh and the more you talk about stitching PL, the more I feel like stitching mine - no bad thing!