I took a vacation day yesterday; it was a "use ir or lose it" situation. The best way to spend a day like this is stitching with friends!
We got together at Joan's house . The early morning risers were there at 7:30am. Me? I like to sleep in on my days off; I didn't arrive until about 9:15am. We stitched and yacked and stitched. It was nice to have no other worries for the day.
Who was there? Well, Joan of course - here's a shot of the project she was working on. It's the first part of a four part series in the recent issue of JCS magazine. She's almost done with this first part (Spring). I'm planning to stitch it too, but haven't started yet.
Chris (no blog) was there too. She is our stitching maniac - never see her without a needle in her hand. She is stitching a special class model, so I can't show you the full piece, but I can tell you that it was a gorgeous design!
Jill was there too working on a Victoria Sampler piece. She had just put the hoop on it to work on some specialty stitches.
Last but not least is me. I started a new piece by Jeanette Douglas. It came out at market; I think it is called Quaker Stitches...the colors in the picture are not quite right...
The cats in the house frequently stop in to see what we're working on. At this moment, Kitty Boy (aka Captain Underpants) was more interested in what was going on outside. Note that he is straddled between the table and the window sill!
I have a few other updates to show you, but those will have to wait for another day. Still counting down the days until the Stitchville Spring Fling Retreat! Just 9 days away now!