My Mary Wigham - Row 1

My Mary Wigham - Row 1

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

IH&SW for the Beautiful Month of May

Our Special Weekend started with eight of the nine of us 
meeting for lunch at the Welshfield Inn,
a nice old place - sorry I don't know its history -
with great food.

Mixed feelings about having pictures taken!

Pondering what to order from the wonderful lunch menu.

More mixed emotions about having photos taken.

The lovely walk to the entrance of our weekend site.
It kind of reminded me of Maine.

A view of the dock from the deck of our hideaway
on Conneaut Lake, PA.
It's something like 90 steps down (and up!)
from the house to the lake.

Here is our wonderful work/eating space in the guest house.
Some are working on their mason jar projects provided by
Lauren & Robin; some are stitching.

The finished mason jar project,
a sweet little square pillow
designed for us by Lauren Sauer, Forget-Me-Nots in Stitches
as a memento of our weekend,
and a history with charted instruction for the
Hannah Cook, 1834 Sampler.

This Pennsylvania German sampler is 18.5 x 43 inches,
stitched on 50 count fine linen.
I discovered that between trying to take a photo of her
and trying to get scenic shots,
I must invest in a wide angle lens.
(This comment was greeted with laughs and jeers
when I announced this
at an inopportune time this weekend!)

From the large to the teeny, tiny -
this is Ginny's Erica Michaels WIP
beautifully stitched on 40 count silk gauze.
It is so wonderful...I can't wait to give this a try.
Ginny is stitching the extra background border
so that the piece can be put on a wooden box.
Can't wait to see the finish on that.

I worked on my BBD Spring's Song
while not out on the deck enjoying
the amazing location and weather.
I'll show photos of that another time.

Here is Sue's gigantic salad for Saturday night.
Looks wonderful, doesn't it?

And to leave you with a sweet thought,
here is a picture of the obscene strawberries,
yes, these are strawberries,
that Nancy brought for dessert for Friday night.

Sweet memories of a special weekend.
Thank you.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Only Time for a Tease...

So sorry, I have been busy with too many things to get my IHSW post up today.  I have many photos to share and a lot to tell you about my special IHSWeekend.

Teases:  I was out of state with stitching friends.  I got quite a bit stitched on my WIP for the weekend.  I have another photo to share of a WIP of a friend of mine...a piece I have in my stash that I haven't started, but am drooling over.  There will be scenic photos of the perfect location we had for a perfect weekend in what has been a perfect month of May in these parts.

I do have about twenty minutes now...I will go visit some fellow IHSW blogs to see what all of you were up to!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hermits - Different View in May

This has been the most beautiful month of May that I can remember. Mostly 60's and 70's with low kind of weather. I realize how blessed we have been here in Ohio...I saw some pretty nasty things on the news this morning. Those fires out west are very scary and sad. I am hoping for more moderate conditions everywhere. I plan to stitch on two BBD projects this weekend...the Spring's Song box lid and maybe get a few stitches in on Christmas Garden. I'm way behind on that project, especially after starting over. I'll have some different photos next week, as I experience hermitting with a different view in May. Happy stitching, everyone!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Have a Wonderful Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

Saturday, May 5, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012 - Super Full Moon in May

Good morning!  I hope everyone is going to have a weekend full of beautiful May weather like we are anticipating here in Cleveland.

I am posting my WIPocalypse post early in the day in the hope that I will be able to spot that super full moon tonight.  I think they said the moon will appear 14% larger than normal and 30% brighter.  Gotta love that!

This month was mostly about BBD for me.  I finished Wild Garden (see earlier post).  I still have not had it framed.

I re-started Christmas Garden, after seeing Rita's beautiful over one thread start at WRSG.  I wasn't liking my start and decided to switch to the over one plan, which I am loving!!!  Not enough to show you yet...maybe next month.

I have a modest start to show on Spring's Song - Treasure Box.  I love this piece.  I don't plan to stitch the sampler in the Loose Feathers booklet, but will do the box lid and the little bird.  So far I have part of the quick and easy one third across the top stitched.  The middle section will take more time.

BBD Spring's Song Treasure Box start

Strawberry Bleu - The Purple Thread

And lastly I started a quirky strawberry pattern from The Purple Thread.  I changed the blue thread to purple.

I look forward to checking out a bunch of blogs from fellow WIPocalypsers Monday.  Have fun, stitch much, and don't forget to check out the moon tonight.  (Howl, if you must!)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy First Day of May!

Have a Wonderful Day!

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