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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Creative Invite, The Stocking, and Stash... oh my!

This evening when I got home (from an extra long day at work) I had the most creative invite EVER to a stitching weekend! This is from Kathy (now all the beds are full!)...
Come one, come all
to a stitcher's free for all.

Come early, stay late
I will meet you by the lake

Bring your stitching, needle and thread.
Out of town, I'll provide the bed.

Saturday, we'll have pot luck
And please, we don't want duck.

Sunday, I'll do brunch
Believe me, you won't need lunch.

So, write it down, don't delay
Mark your calendar for the day.
September 5, 6 and 7

What can I say - Stitcher's Heaven.

Doesn't that just sound so inviting???? I can assure you, I'll be there... will you?


Fingers crossed, I'll have Todd's stocking all finished (well stitched that is) and ready to show off at Kathy's stitching weekend. All the cross stitching is done, I'm currently adding blending filament to all the blues. The it'll be the finishing touches, backstitching (and lots of it) and a few charms. After I show it off, I'll have to find just the right fishing fabric to back it with, then talk my Mum into doing the finishing for me!

From this past weekend, I never shared with you my sash purchases from Knowledge and Needles.


Cross Eyed Cricket - Sleepy Hollow
Ink Circles - Celtic Ice Kit
Gorgeous Victorian Red Lugana
Piecemaker Needles

32 comments:

Karen said...

Love the invite and the stash! I got Sleepy Hollow last year for my birthday. I can't wait to start it--one of these days!

valerie said...

Kathy is so clever...I love the rhyming! Love the stash!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on your progress on Todd's stocking. I'm so glad I got to see it In Real Life. I also love Sleepy Hollow, but I have been resisting it. I have so many BAPs to work on already. Maybe I will just enjoy seeing you stitch it.

Sadie said...

Excellent invite and I love the stash, that red fabric is so beautiful! The stocking looks great, can't wait to see it all finished.

Christine said...

Nearly there on the stocking!
Great stash, the Ink circles one is very pretty, don't think I've seen that one before

Anonymous said...

Whaw you stitch fast! Congratulations. Indeed, the invite is very well thought of. Take care, Ann.

Yvonne said...

Love your stash. I can't wait to see what fabric you are using for Sleepy Hallow.

The stocking is really neat. Hope I can do 1 for my DD one day.

gio162 said...

You're cruising along with the stocking! It looks gorgeous. Nice stash too - I have the Sleepy Hollow chart too, sadly still unused...

Vonna said...

Well what a cleaver invitation...and I'd be there if I could get up there :)

Kathy A. said...

Wow girl you have done amazing work on Todd's stocking. I can't believe you are that close to a finish.

See you soon.

claudia said...

Todd's stocking is great! You have really moved along quickly on that!
The invite from Kathy is cute. She's talented! Sounds like it will be a peaceful stitchin' good time.
I like the Sleepy Hollow kit. It looks like it will be a fun stitch. I really, really like the Celtic Ice Kit. I love doing the celtic knots.
Just have to let you know, I am back on the WeightWatchers band wagon. Wish me luck! Please?

devonaz said...

Love the Invite,,,what a great way to do it,,,have fun,,also the stocking is looking great...and what wonderful stash you brought home...I am on a reading binge and havent dont any stitching in weeks...

Julie said...

Great invite, nice stash, love the stocking too.

Paula said...

Great stash haul.

Daffycat said...

Oooo, I so wish I could join you at the stitchy get together!

The stocking looks fab, getting close!

Great stash, I'm drooling over Sleepy Hollow...want, want, want!

Doris said...

great progress in the Todd stocking!.
lovely stash.

Carolyn NC said...

Such a cute invitation - have fun! Love the stocking!

Carla said...

That's a great invite!!!
The stocking looks fantastic!

Mary said...

The invite is awesome!!! I hope you have a great time! I assume you are going of course. Afterall it's a stitchy weekend!

The stocking is really coming along well.

tkdquintmom said...

Love the stocking as I'm sure he will as well! I have that CEC Sleepy Hollow too and have some Sugar Maple fabric for it...I'm going to do it as one piece though and not as panels...have you seen CEC new ones yet? oooooo very cool stuff.

Wanda said...

NO FAIR!!!! You guys have ANOTHER retreat coming up!!!???!!!! If I cry really loud, will you hear me? Very nice stash and the stocking is WONDERFUL!!!!

Lucy said...

That stocking is looking great...can't wait to see the finished product!

Tama said...

The stocking looks great!
Can't wait to see your progress on Sleepy Hollow when you start it - I so need to buy that pattern :D

Needlearts Kelly said...

Your stocking looks fantastic - and it sounds like you'll have great time at your get-together. Enjoy!

Lauralness said...

The stocking looks fabulous!! I love all of your new stash too!

stitcherw said...

What a great invite, so clever. I wish I was going. The stocking is looking wonderful, and what great stash. Loved your earlier pictures of your trip to Ann's retreat, looks like so much fun was had, and what gorgeous stitching.
Sue

Lynn said...

Missing this SAL too! I'm working all weekend. I love Sleepy Hollow. I've looked at this one myself before. Your stocking looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it all done up.

CindyMae said...

What a wonderful invite!!! Love it and so creative! Your stocking is looks fantastic! Great new stash as well!!

Suzanne said...

The stocking looks great, can't wait to see it all finished. Love the new stash.

Julie said...

Oh, sounds like a great weekend! I love any stitching thats done by a lake! Have fun!
The stocking looks great! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Karan said...

Great stash haul! Bet that stockings all finished now..... off to carry on with the catch-up to find out. :0)

Anonymous said...

Love the stocking, would love to know where you got the pattern. I've searched and searched and can't find it.