Friday, October 29, 2010

Fortune Cookie Friday

"If the world seems cold, kindle a fire to warm it"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Daisy's Cranberry Harvest Adventure and Fortune Cookie Friday



 As you can see, Miss Daisy is growing VERY quickly.  She is noticably taller and has gained 6 pounds.  Even though she had a few minor health issues she is doing wonderfully.  Her puppy behavior is minimal and has caught onto potty training.  We have been spending lots of time watching the cranberry harvest.  My boys have been working hard with the harvest.  It is a beautiful sea of red berries.

I have posted additional pictures of the Stitchers Retreat on the blog stitchingretreats.blogspot.com.  
 I encourage all of you to enjoy the pictures.  I will be posting May's Retreat Project next week so become a follower to get the latest news.  And finally, FORTUNE COOKIE FRIDAY!


42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot
(Well isn't that encouraging)
Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Second Pick Winner!

Well ladies,  I have no way of contacting craftpatty2.  I have reached out a couple of times with no response and since I want someone to enjoy my Think Pink Giveaway I chose a second name.  The winner selected is Jennifer of Confessions of a Serial Starter.  Congrats Jenn!!  I will e-mail you for snail mail info.

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Enland Stitcher's Retreat Recap

I don't know where to begin.  This is a picture of the Great Stone Dwelling at the Shaker Museum in Enfield NH.  It is the site of the New England Stitchers Retreat.  I picked Thea Dueck, our lovely and talented designer, up from the airport and safely transported her to NH.  We had several guests arrive a day early so that they could take in the various sights that this area has to offer. 
This is Lake Mascoma which sits behind the Shaker Museum.  It is extremely picturesque and peaceful.  Although the facility is simplistic in true shaker fashion there is something quite magical and mystical about it.  I walked with Thea to the clearing on the mountain where it is said that the shakers had there ceremonies and rituals.  We greeted more guests Friday evening and held the Welcome Reception so that everyone could get to know each other.  The teaching area and stitchers lounge where spacious and bright.  I enjoyed meeting new stitchers and seeing their lovely projects. Teresa from California presented me with this lovely gift for hosting the retreat.  It had all sorts of lovely treats from California and she even stitched a beautiful fob with my initial and a lovely pair of mini snipits.  They are great.  Little did she know that my favorite color is blue.  PERFECT and thoughtful!! 
The next picture is a lovely gift from the Minnesota gals, Maryanne, LuAnne, Vicki, and Karen.  It is a lovely gingerbread theme ort container and thread counter.  It was perfect for the project we were working on. 
I won't post all of the details here.  If you want to find out more check out New England Stitchers Retreat blog.  I will be posting more about the retreat project, location, and activites. 

Still looking for Craftypatty2 to get an address for the win. Please email me your contact info!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fortune Cookie Friday

"Give yourself some peace and quiet for at least a few hours"

I don't say it often but TGIF.  I am coming off of a very busy week and had hoped to post about the fabulous retreat that I co-hosted with Marie but I have been running at warp speed.  There is always tomorrow I guess.  Right now I am in desperate need of some Stitch Therapy.  So until next post, Happy Stitching!! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We Have a Winner . . .

Sorry that this is a day late.  I was ultra busy at the retreat over the weekend and didn't get to finish my fob until this morning.  I hope you like it.  This is the worst picture.  I just couldn't get the lighting right.

The lucky winner of my THINK PINK GIVEAWAY will receive this fob which I designed and created especially for the giveaway.  If anyone would like the pattern you can email me and I will send a copy so you may stitch your own.  Without further ado,  my youngest son chose the name CRAFTYPATTY2.   Congratulations!!  Please send me your snail mail address so I can get this off to you.

Lots of retreat news will be posted tomorrow.
Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Retreat Update

I am having the best time at the retreat.  I have met 26 fellow stitchers from all over the country and they are delightful!!  I even met a blog follower who has been tracking the kittens progress. What a pleasure.   I haven't been able to download pics remotely so I will have lots to post on Tuesday. 
Just a reminder about my giveaway for October.  Leave a comment on the post explaining the giveaway before Monday so you have a chance at being the lucky winner. Happy Stitching!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fortune Cookie Friday

"Nature, Time, and Patience are the three great healers."

I hope everyone is ready for a relaxing weekend.  I have arrived safely at the Shaker Museum in Enfield, NH.  I picked Thea Dueck, our talented designer up from the airport yesterday afternoon.  After driving a couple of hours from Boston we arrived at the museum to greet guest who had arrived early.  I will meet the rest of our guests this evening.  All the planning is finished, now it's time to stitch and enjoy the company of fellow stitchers.  I will be posting on the New England Stitchers Retreat website when I return home and will share lots of pics so be sure to check it out.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Think Pink Giveaway

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This disease no longer affects women only, there are many men also being diagnosed with this disease.  In honor of this great cause and getting squished this past weekend I am hosting a Think Pink Giveaway. 
Included in the giveaway is DMC Stitch Pink Needlework Accessory Kit (which contains pink scissors, pink pouch, pink needle threader, and pink floss cards),  post it note pad, pink ribbon socks, pink ribbon tape measure, 3 pink ribbon rubber bracelets, pink leather journal, The Sweetheart Tree Tickled Pink pattern with charm, and a stitched scissor fob made and designed by me.(not yet pictured)
Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry,  be a follower of my blog for a second entry, and post a link on your blog for a third entry.  I will draw a winner on Tuesday October 12 when I return from hosting the New England Stitcher's Retreat.  Good Luck! 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fortune Cookie Friday

"Hugs are life's rainbows"

Happy Friday everyone.  I thought this was appropriate since it has been raining really hard here on the east coast.  Have a wonderful weekend, give lots of hugs, and by all means Happy Stitching!