Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Back to the real world.

I made it back home on Sunday from Celebration. I had a fun time and got to see a lot of old friends and meet a few new ones. (Cathey, click the link for Celebration and it will take you to the web site. I'd love it if you could come down next year! Registration usually opens in Feb)

While up at Celebration I got to see Carol and Margaret again and meet Jo and her husband Pete for the first time. We all had a good time together. We all went out to dinner one night at Shortys and Mary, Carol and I went shopping on Friday at a needlework shop in Mass not more then a 10 min ride from Celebration. We also had fun on Friday morning shopping

I shared a room again with Mary. Her birthday is this week so I brought her gift up with me. I stitched her a bag with a Britty Kitty pattern on it and I filled the bag with some Lizzie Kate charts and kits.

I didn't get a picture of the whole bag just the part I stitched. If I can get a picture of the bag I'll post it for you all to see.

I worked on my Lizzie Kate Flip it for June since I had done May back in Jan when I was able to get 2 months done at the same time. Boy did I have a devil of a time working on this one. I was visited by the frog the entire time I worked on it. Hopefully next month will go smoothly.

Here is what my L*K piece looks like. I know a number of you had asked me if I was doing them asked me if I was doing them on one piece or separately. Sorry the pictures not the best. I'll try and get a better one soon.

And here is the progress I made of Celtic Heart. I'm really enjoying working on this piece. I can't wait to get the border done so I can move onto the heart.

On Saturday night at Celebration We (Mary, Jo, Margaret and I) went to the Saturday Night Social. We all had a lot fun. We each one (or I should say everyone at our table did) a beautiful picture frame. Each table got a box (or bag) in a game similar to Lets Make a Deal.

Each year at the Social they also have a silent auction for Breast Cancer. Mary bid on, and won, a beautiful hand made quilt for a King Size bed. Jo bid on, and also won a signed copy of Carriage House Samplings Suzannah and the fabric, silk and frame. I fell in love with a basket full of fabrics and I wasn't going to leave with out it.

So here are a few pictures of what I won.

Not only is there fabric when I dug into it I found fabric to use for a kitchen towel, a tea cozy I can stitch on, some bands of fabric and a cute little cause I could use for glasses or maybe my cell phone.

And lastly here are some pictures of some of the stash I came home with.

This is some of the stash I for from my classes. I realized after I took this picture that I did n't have the kit that I got from the Saturday Night Social in the picture.

Weeks and GAST threads for Family Medley by Heart in Hand
32 ct Belfast Crystal Highland. I'm going to Stitch Ivy on her.
32 ct New Castle Legacy
28 ct Cashel Crystal Lagoon
32 ct Edinburgh Crystal Splash
The Cat did it by Stichy Kitty
a Lady bug charm and chart from Doodles
Connecticut mini block chart and charms.

Note pad from J Designs
28 ct Cashel Meditation
28 ct Cashel Fizzle
Tender Heart kit by Shepherd's Bush
Block Medley, Needle Block Wonders by Cross Stitch Wonders
I also got the angle tin from Cross Stitch Wonders. It's full of greeting cards. It was just to cute to pass up.


Suzanne said...

Wow, love your new stash - I LOVE that basket though!! Maybe you can make it a WIP's basket! Suz

Annemarie said...

Jenn, I really enjoyed seeing all these pictures. Thanks for sharing! You must have had a whale of a time at Celebrations!

Juul :o) said...

Oh WOW! You must a good time, I loved it to see all the pictures, thanks for sharing! :o)
You've stitched a lot! :o)

Carla said...

nice stash!!!!!
your wips are looking great!!

Anne S said...

Looks like you had a blast - great write-up, great stash, great stitching, and finally a great prize! Way to go! :D

Heidi said...

What thats some great stash there! Everything looks great. :)

Cheryl said...

I loved looking at all your pictures! All your WIPS look great as does all that stash too! Sounds like you had a good time

Jamie said...

The pics are great! If you are ever in NYC let me know and we should get together. I wish I had a larger place for stash and I would probably purchase more. I'm glad you had a great time!

Missy said...

I like the stamps all on one piece of fabric. And the Celtic Heart is coming along nicely, can't wait to see more of it!

Wow, what a stash haul! That is awesome that you all were bidding on things for breast cancer research - Yay for you guys!!! That really makes my heart feel good.

: )

Kiwi Jo said...

You're just motoring along on Celtic Heart Jenn. Hope your week is going OK - work is just killing me.

Vonna said...

Your finishes and WIP looks fabulous! Good job you!
And I've read on all the other ladies blogs what a nice time you had! So glad for you! And that big lovely basket of material you won! WOW!!! Congrats!!
Plus you had a lovely stash haul!

Dawn said...

I love the Britty Kitty design! Everything looks wonderful:)

Hazel said...

What a lot of stitching you've been doing. Loving the celtic heart. Great stash too.

Michelle said...

Wonderful stash - sounds like you had a great time. Your stitching is looking fantastic - love that June beeskep!

coonie said...

Aw, I love the Britty Kitty design, it is so cute!

Carol said...

Congratulations on your win! It was so nice to see you last week!

Carolyn said...

WOWZERS!!! Look at all those goodies!! I need a cigarette after all that! lol :) Sounds like you had a wonderful time. :)

P.S. You've been tagged ;-)

Pumpkin said...

WOW, WOW and WOW! Look at all that fabric! I would be in HEAVEN! And the basket is gorgeous as well. I'm really going to have to look at this retreat more seriously ;o)

I'm glad you got some stitching done. You LKs are looking super :o)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on the basket of fabrics. I would have loved 'digging' around in that lot.