God, it's been such a struggle....my I-Pad wouldn't charge so I've been without my I-Pad in the bathroom so I was so behind on what's happening on facebook, but today I'm back up to speed. I still don't have my I-Pad as it won't keep a charge, but Sara gave me Michael's 2016 Christmas gift, Amazon's Fire tablet which he apparently didn't even take out of the box, so I'm back to facebook and after Judy spent the day working on getting me back to blogging I was almost there and after I came home Mary came down and finished the job, so here I am blogging and showing finishes. Actually there wasn't that much to show as you can see. I did finish Lone Elm's "Sweet Fragrance" so I could use the pipe box which just arrived in the shop...which I love, love, love. The box comes in a couple of colors and there are 2 books so far with the pattern you see and then another with a sampler as the theme. Along with the piece for the box, you also get the needlebook design. I will confess that I did add the needlepage to the needlebook as I'm not sure where you would put the needles otherwise, but no big deal there. I will tell you Lone Elm does give you the foam core board for finishing cut to size so that was a plus. All in all a great project. I even used the colors, etc called for but I'm sure I didn't use the fabric they called for as I pulled something out of my stash....and I match what the picture looks like to the fabric and use the correct count but exact color I don't care about. In my house close counts.
The C.A Wells Memorial Weekend was the usual success. There were fabulous goodie bags, I think everyone brought one to hand out and the food....oh, the food...for two days it's just eat, eat, eat, and we did get stitching done. I was thrilled to get 46 stitches in, yes that's all because I'm talking most of the time. But Candi finished her Milady's Needle spool project from Jamboree, and she got the Sue Hillis project done at Jamboree and she finished her gold project after Jamboree so that is three classes and 3 projects done. Go Candi. Judy worked the shop all weekend so that Sara and Debbie could work on their Jackie DuPlessis "The Princess and the Pea" which after 12 hours of intense labor is almost finished. I'm so proud of them. There were moments when I thought one or both were going to give up, but they perservered and Sunday by 4 were done with the paper work and leaves, boxes were painted and they have the easy part left, the stitching. Kay spent the weekend knitting as she had neck issues which kept her from bending her neck. Everyone else kept busy on their current projects and then I showed them my latest so several of them got their supplies for the same project so it's a group project, somewhat. It's called "Abc de la Brodeuse" by Jardin Prive. are stitching it over one on a 27/29 banding and it's really too cute for words. I'll give you a glance as soon as I finish what I'm calling the first section A-C. I'm loving this.