We're exhausted......................but plugging on
We have had a hectic weekend down here. The weather has been gorgeous, while not the 60 degrees (I don't think so at least) they forcasted, it has been in the 50's and sunny. You couldn't ask for a more gorgeous weekend after the snow, etc. we've all experienced. We were thrilled for Cynthia and Crystal who were retreating here to get some down time from the snow of New Jersey. They are always such fun and spent 2 days with us in the shop. Crystal is a lover of samplers and has around 100 original samplers she's collected with at least one dating back to the 1600's. So we had an interesting discussion about that....I'm hopeful she'll open her own Sampler Museum...we'll work on her some. She does want to reproduce them with needle and thread and then sell the charts....but of course she has to work that in her work schedule which is daunting. She is up at 4:00 a.m. on the phone and sometimes after 11:00p.m. When is her down time I want to know? No wonder she needed a retreat. Anyway, we've seen several of our stitchers as they came through to see what's new from Nashville, this weekend. Everyone added new stitching to their already hearty stash. Speaking of which...I finished this little pyn cushion a couple of nights ago. It's about a 2 hr stitch at most and putting it together was no problem. You get all the supplies, including a piece of fabric to put on the back and the frame is also included. Also included, the little butterly pin. The design is approximately 2"x2". Makes a cute, quick gift for a stitching friend....secret santa people. We need to get started thinking about that already. It will be here before you know it. In fact with all the snow it feels more like December than March. Anyway, I just wanted to touch base and let you know what's happening here. Will talk later...have a great day and keep those needles moving.