Tuesday, March 27, 2012

White lilies

Here is my progress on White Lilies on Red as of last week. I have done more but am still on the same page (9) so I will wait till I finish the page  to post again. It is wonderful to be sitting outside to do this stiching. I am in the shade in the lanai so there are no bugs. It is quite relaxing and heavenly.

Last night we picked up Bruce and Luci at the airport. They are here to soak up some Florida sunshine for a while as well.  Just in case they did not recognize us we brought along a sign and Dan and I also wore matching shirts  (I can't believe I did that...but I don't know anyone here)

We did get quite a few chuckles out of the other airport travellers. The lady who took this  picture  admitted to spilling a bottle of water on her cell phone that day so we made her an honourary butthead!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Well I don't have any photos yet but I did take one of my "White Lilies on Red" progress. It may make it into the computer today or tomorrow.
Meanwhile the March Retret was another stitching and eating and almost rolling on the floor laughing success. 18 of us had a great time stitching our little fingers to the bone and generally having a really good time., Dan made us a terrific lunch and along with the abundance of potluck dishes that everyone brought we were extremely well fed.
A highlight for me was seeing 5  (!)  Jardin Prive peices finished. Needless to say mine was not among them.

We had an excellent drive to Florida  arriving here around 5 :15 on Tuesday and the weather has been fabulous ever since. A few thunderstorms at night but no rain during the day. Mollie doesn't like thunder in Florida any more than she likes it in Ontario but we have  all survived.

Some news for those of you in Eastern Ontario...the Cataraqui  Guild Needle Arts Fair for 2012 will be on October 13 at the Salvation Army Citadel in Kingston.  If you have not been to this fair in the past I have to tell you it is probably my favourite  stitching event of the year. Everyone who comes is a needle artist of some description.  The Guild ladies display their fabulous work from the previous year and  lunch is included...can't beat that!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Open House

Last weekend Knowledge and Needles hosted its annual Nashville Market Open House. Alas I did not take photos when the event was in full swing   but here is a sample of the wonderful new charts and patterns I had on display.
In spite of gale force winds Saturday  was well  attended, some of the ladies brought along their stitching and made a day of it. We had a good time catching up and visiting.
We set up the racks in the garage as there is no room in the tiny shop. They are still there until next weekend. Thank goodness the weather is good since Dan's truck is staying outside for the duration!
Next weekend is the March retreat then we are off to sunny, hot Florida for a vacation.