No big haul this week my friends as I am trying to be good. However I did meet with several ladies to stitch this week and there was some passing of the stash. Here is what I got for FREE...the best price of all.
My friend, Sue, gave each of us a lovely mug rug for our stitching places. It also included a bookmark. Sue is a former librarian however I think being a librarian is like being a former nurse or teacher. It never leaves you! I have a book waiting for this bookmark.
I finally finished THE WHALE on Riley Harbor. I have eight houses to build and five are small so I can see a finish for this piece. I put 20 on the whale's tail so that will motivate me to get this done.
I am also seeing a finish for Trick or Treat. I have made some changes on mine but I am loving it so much. It is going to be a cute Halloween decoration for my home.
I am putting together some project bags to take to Chatsworth. I hope to finish the grands ornaments as well as a Prairie Schooler Christmas Sheep I am doing for my sister in law. I will be working on an exchange project as well. Our secret swap in the North Alabama Stitchers group must be in the mail by November 2nd.
While we were at my friend's house stitching, K took us on a tour of her lovely stitching room. I was a bit jelly I admit! She showed us quite a few project bags filled with kitted pieces. We asked if she passed away before we did could we come and take one. She assured us that would be given out as goodie bags at her services. We all had a good laugh at that one. And I hope I NEVER get one of those goodie bags.
I think all of us older stitchers do think about what will happen to our things when we die.. I usually say my family will have it all out in a big yard sale with bargain prices. I told my friend, Brenda, that when I die I am leaving her in charge of dispersing my projects and supplies. I think the death of Leanne of Lost in Floss really hit our stitching community. Her best friend, Barb, who filmed with Leanne, is carrying on. She showed a few of Leanne's projects that she had fully finished for her family. Barb also shared a lovely Blackbird design that she started on Leanne's August birthday as a memorial to her friend. I think we all hope our stitching will have a cherished spot in someone's heart.
I was telling my friend, Sandy, of I Majored in Home Economics, that I think I am becoming a sampler stitcher. Who would have thought that would come to pass? I was always a Prairie Schooler gal but they do not hold my interest any more. I am being drawn to Blackbird projects. I guess we all grow and change as stitchers just as we do in life.
I hope I will have a lot to show you when I share my next Saturday Stitching on October 3rd. I may have a special giveaway to celebrate.