Monday, November 8, 2010

Stitching pics!

The stitching pics are at the bottom of the post - if you want to skip the weekend review, scroll down. :)

The girlfriends and I had a great time! We went to the quilt show on Friday - got there around 10:30 (because we were chatting and didn't leave as early as intended, there was more traffic than anticipated and miss GPS told us to take an exit that was closed and then couldn't figure out how to get us back where we were supposed to be. We finally had to stop and let her figure out where we were so she could get back on the right track! Anyway - we finally got there. The line to park was LONG and SLOW but we finally got inside. It is always so overwhelming to walk into the convention center with all those booths to look/shop at. You just never quite know where to start! We walked out of the building at 6:45 - just as they were announcing that the show closed in 15 minutes. We have been trying for years to work it out where we can go more than one day, but circumstances always prevent that - maybe next year.
I'm sure we missed as much as we saw, but none of us came home empty handed! I had my camera out to take with me, but forgot to stick it in my bag, so no pictures.

Saturday, we got up and went to Home Goods. I'm trying to get them as addicted as I am. There isn't one at home so they had never been in one. Sandra said she would be back before Christmas! Anyway - we spent a couple of hours there, then they had to leave. They had to be back home by 4:00 and it is a three hour drive. It is so much more fun to shop with friends than it is to shop alone (unless you are trying to buy something for said friends, then it becomes complicated!)

The French Toast (link in last post) was a hit - they both went home with a copy of the recipe.

Now, as promised, stitching pics!

These are the two ornaments I have finished this year. The Sock Monkey is out of the JXS ornie issue for this year. I would tell you the designer but I can't seem to lay my hands on the magazine at the moment (meaning I put it up and I don't know where) I left off the mitten buttons and the snowflakes - just because I liked him better that way. The other ornament is Peppermint Twist by Little House Needleworks.

The backing fabric. Don't you love that sock monkey fabric?

For now they are hanging on my little white tree in my sewing room/office.

I've got two more ornaments stitched but not finished. Got a lot of just stuff to catch up on before I can get to that - not to mention the stack of projects that need to be finished for Christmas!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


Daffycat said...

They are wonderful finishes! I can't believe you found sock monkey fabric!

Anonymous said...

I love them both! I always want to go to the booths and get all those done..then it is so late, and so tired, that I barely see the quilts. But..I can not resist those booths! I am going to try the French Toast thing too. Show more sewing room! Terry

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Sounds ike you had a great Weekend!I Love both ornaments and that sock monkey Fabric!! I have to go look for me some! I also have that Lizzie Kate White Tree ! I love mine.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your stitching. I am stitching Nicademus, too.

Ranae said...

Fabulous finishes, that sock monkey is just too cute

Anonymous said...

Your ornaments are wonderful! I LOVE your backing fabric, they both match so perfectly! Great job :)
Donna in WV
Happy Thanksgiving!