Friday, October 28, 2011

Getting caught up

Okay, I have been working on various things but alas blogging has not been one of to get all caught are my current projects...
 I bought this yarn at the Creative Festival on Sunday. The festival was something of a disappointment for me as a cross stitcher but I had a lovely day out with my friends and as you can see did not hesitate to shop for other  non-cross stitch items. Notice the great blue that is coming up . I can hardly wait to see where it ends up in my sock.
 These socks are well. Why I can't seem to do two socks the same in a row is a mystery.
This one was fun to knit and I am sure the mate will also be fun to do once I get around to it!
 My White Lilies on Red is slow going but then I have a couple of projects (see below) that have deadlines so the lilies will have to wait.
Here are 55 of the 99 bottles of beer on the wall from Ink Circles. My step son is quite the sampler of exotic beers so I thought this might make a great Christmas present to hang behind his bar. Tracy has included a list of each brand on the shelves so he and his friends can tick them off as they try them!

My nephew is getting married on New Year's Eve in Nova Scotia. We will not be attending so I am hoping to get this Michael Powell wedding sampler finished for them before Dec 3, when we will be seeing the happy couple at our annual McDonald Christmas bash.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CGNA Oct 1

Before I tell you about the Cataraqui Guild's Needle Arts Fair I must share this beautiful Iris stitched by Narine. She really does a  beautiful job!
Narine's Silver Lining Pink Iris

 On October 1, the Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts in Kingston hosted their annual Needle Arts Fair. Once again I was privledged to be a vendor. Here are a few pictures of the booth and some of the visitors to the fair.
It is a great day attended by needle afficianados and it is so much fun to visit and chat with so many people who love to stitch as much as I do.
I additon to the vendors present, the guild hosted a luncheon and in a separate room, a display of their fabulous work. I would like to have some photos to show of their artistry but alas it was requested that no photos be taken.
The guild members are fabulous needlewomen and you will have to trust me that the stitchery was superb.
Scenes from the Needle Arts Fair in Kingston on October 1