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!