This past weekend was the annual 3 Stitches get-a-way. The girlfriends and I have attended the last 13 (we didn't know about it before) Can anything be more fun than 40 ladies who love to stitch getting together for a weekend? Lots of laughter. Pam does an awesome job of making sure everyone has a good time.
The theme this year was English Tea. (these are the finished models - not my personal stitching) There is a mug rug (though I don't think I would actually put a cup of tea on it after all that stitching!) The 'book' has pockets on the inside to hold tea bags. The scissor fob has a Tudor rose on one side (there are two different ways to finish the fob) The basket topper also has Tudor roses on it. I feel like I am missing something here. Anyway - we have the charts along with everything needed to finish each project as shown.
I had some kind of brain freeze going on and couldn't seem to count so I think I could have stitched this thing 3 times if I hadn't had to keep taking stitches out. This is the top for the basket in the picture (she gave us the basket to go along with it - not sure when I will get it 'finished' but at least the stitching is done).
Some of the stuffs I came home with
In addition to the stitching supplies we always get goodies.You can't really tell in the picture but the blue beads area on a trolley needle and the little shiny spot beside it is a teacup needle minder. The smaller tea pot is a tape measure! The green paper is a gift certificate to 3 Stitches.
Some of the stuffs I bought at the Saturday night shopping event. She brings a limited number of some of the items but takes orders if there is something you want and don't snag it up quick enough - I have some stuff on order :)
We have a gift exchange on Saturday morning - this framed picture was what I received. Right now it is sitting on the fireplace - haven't decided where to hang it yet.
There is always several rounds of door prizes - I won this flower arrangement in the last round on Sunday morning.
This beautiful glass leaf was another door prize. I'm thinking I might use it for fruit.
More door prizes - I need to rearrange my glass front cabinets to make room for my new teapot and vintage teacup.
The local quilt guild was having their annual quilt show Friday and Saturday so we stopped by there before leaving town and I picked up this little pin cushion.
All in all, it was a great weekend! Already looking forward to next year!