Sunday, June 15, 2014

Before I get further behind.....


I thought I had better write some of this down, before I forget it!

I have been stitching, and I actually finished something!!!!!!!This is Lavender Blue, by Angie Designer.  I think I started this in 2010 (?) or so.  I used Lakeside Linens 36 ct Buttercreme and Hand Dyed Fibers.  This will really be pretty once it is pressed.  This designer does these pieces every year for free, but you have to show your completed part before she sends you the next one.  I am too easily distracted to do well with that :-)

 In March, we spent a week in Paris.  We rented two apartments near the Opera House.  DH was in meetings all day and DS and I visited museums and other attractions.  It is quite a challenge to keep up with a 18 YO boy!  They have unlimited energy.  We got to ride in a hot air balloon - what fun!  We stayed across the street from Annie Bouquet Tapisserie de France.  It is a lovely shop, mostly hand painted canvases - that's one expensive hobby that I don't need to start.  I also visited Les Brodeuses Parisiennes - so many pretty things, so hard to choose!

In May, I attended Celebrations, and got to spend some time with my stitching buddy Carol - we always have the best time.  I took several classes, too.  The kits are now safely residing in my stash - they haven't been touched since I got home.

This last weekend, I attended two classes by Betsy Morgan at Salty Yarns in Ocean City, MD.  What a fabulous weekend!  The ladies at Salty Yarns made the stitchers feel right at home - and they served up some of the best food you can imagine.  Betsy Morgan is a great teacher, and quite talented.  If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, or attend an event at Salty Yarns, I would highly recommend it!

We have had rain, rain and more rain here in Maryland this spring and summer.  The weeds are as high as an elephant's eye - I suppose we will look back fondly on this in August when it is hot and dry.

Bye for now, Margaret


Von said...

What a lovely finish!! Congratulations. :)
Sounds like you've had some fun this spring, especially a trip to Paris!!

Tamra said...

I love these pictures of your work! It is just inspiring.

Brigitte said...

Oh, this is a very beautiful finish indeed. Congratulations.
You seem to have been very busy this spring. And a trip to Paris, how cool is that. It's a wonderful city.

Marie said...

Congrats on the completion of Lavender Blue, it is so pretty.

How exciting, a trip to Paris! Did you buy much at Les Brodeuses Parisiennes? :-) I am sure that your DS enjoyed the trip as well.

Sorry that I missed Celebrations this year...I would have loved to hang out with you and Carol. I still have not completed the class projects from 2013 and 2012 yet. I will see you at the show next year!

Will you be posting pics of the Celebrations/Salty Yarns class projects and your Paris trip anytime soon?

Talk Carol into a road trip to MD with me and we will come visit you and shop at Salty Yarns. :-)

Hope you are enjoying your summer and enjoying the company of your DS.