Saturday, May 07, 2011

Some Framing

JoAnn's had a 60% off framing coupon last week and so I had to take advantage of it. I got these two pretties back today; I think you will remember them.

Quaker Stitches from Jeanette Douglas:

Scarlet's Christmas Sampler from Chessie and Me:

This week was quite enjoyable. I took Thursday off of work to meet up with Wendy Jo from Wen to Stitch at Stitchville. We were joined by my stitching bud Judy from Alexandria, and my sister-in-law, Janice -- the more the merrier in my book! We had a great time shopping and talking; we scoured through the sale boxes in the back room and each took home some treasures. After shopping at Stitchville, we had lunch at Old Chicago. Judy then headed home, but Wendy Jo, Janice, and I went to a couple quilt shops in White Bear Lake. We found some treasures at one of them -- felted wool, finishing trims and some rusty bells. After an afternoon treat, we took Wendy Jo back to her hotel and bid her farewell (until next time!)

Today, Janice and I met up again and we went to the Shepherd's Harvest Festival in nearby Lake Elmo, MN. Neither of us had ever gone before, so we didn't really know what to expect. What fun we had though and what a feast for the eyes. I never saw so much color! There were four buildings filled with vendors, mostly selling wool for spinning, yarns for knitting and crocheting, and felted wool for sewing and crafting. Oh my, we had fun!

After checking out all of the booths we strolled around outside and met up with a mother/daughter team who were demonstrating spinning. The showed us how to card wool and then spun some if it for us. We also saw some spinning done with small "spinners" - wish I had a picture of one of them.

Before leaving we stopped in to see the sheep and the goats, but the llamas and the alpacas won our hearts. Here are some pictures of these cute animals!

Happy Mother's Day all. Thanks for stopping by!


Brigitte said...

What an eventful week you had. Meeting up with stitching friends and visit needlecraft stores are definitely among my favourites pastimes as well.
The two framed pieces look gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Your framed stitches look absolutely wonderful Cathy! I love your frame choices.
It certainly sounds like you had a really fun and interesting day with your friends. I would love to see some spinning done. Llamas and alpacas are beautiful looking animals but they can sure be miserable which is perhaps why some are muzzled. We have a llama farm near our place and I've seen some spit at you when you get too close!

Joanie said...

Gosh, I'm jealous! Your outing sounded like SO MUCH FUN! I love your framed pieces! They're beautiful.

Sherry said...

How fun meeting up with friends. Your framed pieces are wonderful!

Margaret said...

I just love your framing! Sounds like you had a great time with your friends too -- so great! Happy Mother's Day!

Melissa said...

Love your framed pieces Cathy! They are gorgeous!

What fun meeting with your stitchy friends!

Happy Mother's Day!

Mary said...

Wow - what a fun day you had - stitching friends, Stitchville, quilting stores in WBL - lucky girl!


Katrina said...

What a fun day with stitching friends!!!!

Love both pieces, the frames are perfect too.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your framed pieces are so pretty. I have a Joann's near me but unfortunately that don't frame.

mainely stitching said...

What a great picture of you! And I just love those fuzzy babies, too! :D

Marie-P said...

Now that is a trip right up my much fun I am sure!