Beatrice spoiled me with these lovely Birthday goodies! I know I'll be putting these to good use. Thank you Beatrice, and thank you for your hospitality.
Clare putting in the outlining on the ruler pocket
I continued my trip to go and spend the weekend with Clare, another wonderful friend I've made through stitching. We of course stitched, but the main purpose of this trip was for Clare and I to go check out Gitta's first Needleworker's Marketplace. There was a retreat as well but we didn't attend that, however they did have classes open to not only retreat members but the public too. We both registered for Jeannette Douglas's class Three Pines Accessories.
Jeannette teaching us a really cool way to do Queen Stitches!
Me & JeannetteIt was also so nice to see Jeannette again, its been too long, and she really hasn't done much teaching in the area. Jeannette if you read this... we want more of your classes in Eastern Ontario!
Gorgeous painted fabric from X's and Oh's -- dunno what I'm doing with this yet
I had to buy something from Jeannette and I have stitched Pomegranates and Pears and the needlebook too
After our morning class Clare and I hit the Marketplace! This was a great start for Gitta's and I hope they'll be planning a repeat for next year, and that more vendors will get on board. The first year is always tricky trying to get people on board. I know from when I was doing my shopping the rooms were crowded and people were buying! If they run this again next year I'll be there again to show my support!
A new Michael Powell kit
Dee (whose socks I've been mocking as well... I mean who in Florida needs knitted socks?)