Saturday, August 18, 2012

Major Cleaning Day!

On my last post you read about the fun I had last week at the Needlework Guild of MN retreat. There's always a price to pay for that fun and today I'm paying it! Spending the day catching up on things at home - laundry, dusting, vacuuming, washing windows, scrubbing bathrooms, etc. It just has to be done. Since I've finished one room and started another I decided to reward myself with a little blogging! I have quite a lot of things to share with you...I'll get around to posting all of them sooner or later.

I have a few more retreat things to share...the theme of the retreat was acorns. When we arrived at the retreat we each had a goodie bag waiting for us in our room.


I won't list everything here, but can you pick out the acorn theme? I know that a number of NGM members volunteered their time putting together many of the items in these bags. They were nicely done. The three ladies that were responsible for these goodie bags stitch with me at Stitchville once a month. I think they did a great job!

This second photo is my box finish that I entered in the show and tell part of the retreat. The design is Autumn Song from Blackbird Designs and I stitched the top last year and the banding this year. When I finished it in July, I posted pictures on my blog (see July 15 post). Anyway, I hadn't spaced my banding exactly right and had extra space left, so I just stitched the word "Acorns" and included it! There are acorns in the design so this fit the theme perfectly! There were many other lovely items entered for show and tell...wish I had taken photos...


A few more miscellaneous items...a scissor keep/needlebook combination made from wool in the shape of an acorn from my friend LaRue, my acorn themed nametag (pattern from Workbasket), some felted wool acorns from Vicki, a real acorn from Sue (she's one of my nutty friends - ha!), and some acorn cookies. I think I've seen the recipe on Pinterest - they were so cute and yummy!


Well, that's it for now. Next post I'll share with you some of my purchases and the stitching that I started and finished while at the retreat! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

10 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I've been busy cleaning today too, Cathy and like you - took a break to read blogs! Sweet goodie bag and your BBD box is gorgeous. I remember when you finished it and I'll bet everyone loved it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Katrina said...

Fun projects!!!!! Glad you are getting things done and I hope you find some stitching time this weekend :-).

marly said...

Your scissor keep and nametag are so sweet! Love them. You did a beautiful job on your box. Inside and out!

Lelia said...

Woot! nice goodie bag haul. your box is awesome - yes,you already knew that

Margaret said...

Everything looks wonderful! Love your BBD box finish. Love that goodie bag too! Sorry about the cleaning. I need to do some major cleaning too.

Shirlee said...

I agree with Margaret ... everything looks wonderful! You do such beautiful work : )

Marie said...

I love your box and have a ? on the banding...did you finish the edge at all? If not what keeps the fabric from fraying?

I must share the picture of the acorn cookies with a friend...She loves stuff like that.

Lots of nice items to share, thanks!

Laura said...

My heart is racing!!!!!! Acorns! What a great theme! and you BBD piece with the word acorns stitched on the side!!! That is what set my heart to racing!!!!

Hope all your cleaning duties are fulfilled and you can blog some more soon!!!!

Have a great Sunday!!! We stitchers here in Illinois miss you!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a great post! I'm a self-proclaimed acorn crazed nut dontcha know. Oh acorn goodness everywhere in this post! I'm swooning over each and every picture! Love it!

Stasi said...

Love all the acorn themed items--a fav of mine too!!! Your BBD box is wonderful--funny how mistakes can sometimes turn out better than the original! As for your acorn name tag--did you stitch that for yourself or did someone stitch them for all the participants? Inquring minds want to know! :)