Saturday, January 18, 2020

Saturday Stitching

The Huntsville Cross Stitch Retreat is one for the books. This year was even more fun than last year!

We had four Floss Tubers in our midst....Long Dawg Stitcher, Jen's Stitching Niche, Southern Ladybug and Ladywing Designs.  I tried not to be a fan girl but I got to meet each one of them and they were delightful ladies. Jenny, The Long Dawg Stitcher sat at my table and we found we had lots in common. Both of us are Georgia Girls, both married to Ga Tech men.

First I will share some of the tables...

These ladies sat at my table and we had the best time. All of us but Jenny are members of North Alabama Stitchers.  However she did join our group this week. She knows a fun bunch when she sees them.

Jennifer is from Louisiana and she was in Huntsville for the second year.

These sweet ladies sat at the table next to us so we were all chatting and stitching.

Some of these ladies were from Nashville and one from Tuscaloosa. I am not using names as I did not ask if I could mention them on my blog. Crazy Kay is photobombing!!

The Mississippi table...missing Lisha. Katrina Boyd, the founder of our great time is the one smooching Bridget.

Katrina brought lots of charts as well as fabric.

I enjoyed seeing the finishes she brought along as well.

On to Haul....

I purchased a chart with this same saying but it is a bigger stitch.  There just might be a giveaway at the end of this post.

I tried to hold back!!

I also won a chart of my choosing.

I love Abby Rose.

Katrina gifted us with a chart, thread drops and a waxer.

Katrina designed this chart...a quote by Jane Austen.   I will keep calm I will be mistress of myself. Being an Austen fan...I was very happy to receive this chart.

I purchased a project bag from for Summer Projects.

I am a member of Brenda's Minders and More project bag club. Brenda graciously allows me to pay for mine in cash as I am a dinosaur and I do not have pay pal.  Here is the December Bag.

Here are some samples of the beautiful stitching I saw at the Retreat

Speaking of she is as Catie shows off her beautiful bee.

These two were done by my table mate, Kay.

Tablemate, Janice is working on this. It is so pretty and I am tempted to do it myself but I know I would never finish it.

One of our NoAla Stitchers, Leslie, recently completed this stitch. A photo does not do it justice.

I hope I have encouraged you to attend a retreat. It is so much fun. We are all looking forward to meeting up again next January.

Now as promised here is a giveaway for a chart that I already owned.

As you can see the one I purchased at retreat is much simpler. I loved this one too but I cannot keep them both so a lucky reader will get this Waxing Moon Designs Chart.  Answer this question...who is your favorite designer? Do not use the word giveaway. You must be 18, a follower of this blog and live in the continental US.  I will post the winner next Saturday.

PS..bloggers, be sure and check your comments awaiting moderation. I found five there today!! I am not sure what is up with Blogspot lately but just trying to make sure I do not miss any comments.


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I dont participate in the sewing, but I do so admire your work and the fun you have doing it. Happy Saturday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure does look like fun! I was noticing someones outfit....the tights with the long flowered top! I would love to wear tights but never know how to shop for a top! lol Anyway...I'm not stitching now but I love seeing all the pretty designs and finishes! WOW!

Georgia said...

I have many favorite designers, but I think Little House Needleworks, tops the list. Thank You, and I really enjoyed all of the pics from your retreat:)

Mrs.T said...

Wow, what an amazing time this was! These ladies are working on some wonderful projects!

I was intrigued by the one with all of the names of Jesus and especially the evenweave fabric that was used. Is it tie dyed or something? Did Leslie do that herself or buy the fabric that way?

Not sure who my favorite designer might be, but I find myself drawn to the Prairie Schooler designs and also to the ones by Country Cottage Needleworks!

Hoping to do much more stitching in the New Year, following your and Sandy's good examples!

Sandy said...

I have found comments in the blogger that didn't show up on the email as well. Crazy things are going on indeed. I still haven't found a solution to the Safari commenting things so no one can comment on Safari at all. It looks like you had a great time. I really do need to do this!!! I have tried to check out the Floss tubers you mentioned because I didn't know any of them. I have looked at a few from the one that is from Mississippi. Her reindeer were amazing. Hopefully, it settles down here here next week.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, thank you for the recap of your retreat. I love reading them and seeing the happenings at retreats that others attend. And Katrina puts on incredible retreats. What lovely items you came home with and how fun to meet some floss tubers in person. Enjoy your weekend!

miriam said...

Lizzie Kate. Thank you. Miriam

LaNelle said...

Looks like all had a fabulous time! I also recommend doing a retreat attended my first last summer...Wow! I’ve been missing out on great fun & friendships!! La-D-Da, actually it is who ever I’m currently working on๐Ÿ˜˜

Jan said...

Looks like you had a really fun time at Retreat. Would love to stitch the Waxing Moon design. I have several "favorite designers" but at the moment, I'm drawn to Brenda Gervais.

Terri D said...

Like Linda, I am not a stitcher but sure do enjoy your stitching posts! The retreat looks like a lot of fun with other talented ladies. Good luck to whoever wins your give-away!

Tammy said...

Wow! So many wonderful projects completed. One of my favorite designers is Laura Rimola, The Little Stitcher. She is in Italy. You can find her works on Etsy. Love, love, love her designs!

Tammy said...

Wow! So many wonderful projects completed. One of my favorite designers is Laura Rimola, The Little Stitcher. She is in Italy. You can find her works on Etsy. Her blog is at Love, love, love her designs!

Carol said...

It must have been such fun to be surrounded by all that creativity at your retreat, Arlene. So many beautiful projects in the works--and that table of fabric looks luscious :) Glad you had such a fun time!

RJ said...

Arlene, retreats look like so much fun. I hope one day to get to one no matter how far I have to travel. Stitching with others that enjoy it as much as we do would be a real treat.

I love all the stitching you showed us...all very pretty. Lets see I guess I would have to pick With Thy needle and thread. At least my checkbook tells me that is who I like the most.

Glad you had so much fun. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Mari said...

Looks like lots of crazy ladies and lots of fun! I enjoyed seeing all the stitching. I don't do cross stitch anymore, but I sure like seeing yours!