After three weekends of back to back events, we were exhausted...I was too pooped to function, but I'm coming back now and sitting upright and working. But I couldn't let time pass by without saying what a wonderful weekend we had with the stitchers from the Delaware Valley Sampler Guild. They are always a lot of fun to be around and talk to and we always pick up wonderful tips as we usually do from all the stitchers who frequent our shop. But having stitchers living here for 3 days is always enjoyable so ladies, Thanks again for a wonderful weekend. A special thanks goes to
Jean Toy who made me the adorable pin cushions you see pictured here. The smallest one is over one and then inserted in an old Ball Jar lid. She did a wonderful job with her finishing and it's a treasure I'll enjoy forever. The second pin cushion is over two and again she did the most fabulous job of finishing. She always says, "I don't do a good job with my finishing..." but honestly I can't remember ever seeing rushed ribbon around the edge done so well. Excellent. Treasures to go into my stitching room for me to fondle and look at often. Thanks again Jean...love them. Then we had 69 stitchers signed on for the Spring Retreat. We had six of the ladies arrive on Wednesday to get a jump start on buying....and the rest trickled in over the next 2 days. We had many old friends arrive but also several new stitchers and we had fun with all of them. I knew I couldn't handle the cutting of fabric anymore as it gets really intense, so Stasi Buhrman offered to come on up from her house in West Virginia just to cut...God love her. She was my angel. She stood on her feet and cut for 6 hours each day....I couldn't have made it if she didn't so thank you Stasi...you were and are a blessing to me.