Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Arizona vsitor

 Just spent a week with my sister Mary.  She flew in from Arizon for an escape from their heat and to enjoy some of our wonderul fall weather !!!!  My brother Bill, drove her out from Milwaukee and the three of us got to spend a little time together as well.  It's the first time in too many years that we've  been together...... so of course we had to take a picture to prove it.

 The trees in our yard have reached "peak color" !!!!  Way too soon for my taste but we had some great color this year, however short the time was.
Mary and I did a little shopping (of course) but mainly spent time stitching and visiting.  I'm soooo lucky to have a sister who is a  wonderful stitcher really is great to have that in common!!!  She is working on the "Christmas at Hawke's Runn Hollow" sampler .  She's about 1/2 done and it is absolutely beautiful!!!
I caught her up on my newest projects and even showed her a new design in the hand charted stage so she can say she saw it before it was even stitched .

I showed her a quilt I had done and 2 seconds after setting it down, Miss Chessa had to take a nap on it!!!!  She has this thing about being high.  If she's on the table and there's a piece of paper on one side , she will sit on that because she thinks she's higher!!  Go figure!!! Cat's certainly have their own individual personalities.

Well, enough rambling for me ......Chessa is sitting on top of the printer as we speak, giving me the "stop blogging and get to work" stare.

May you get time to stitch with someone you love in the near future!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Return From Liberty, Mo

Just got back from teaching for "Old Mill Stitchery" in Liberty,Mo and wanted to share some pictures of the ladies hard at work in class.

I love spending time with all of them and always come away from this annual event feeling renewed.

Mary and Barb have a new classroom space now and it's wonderful!!!!.  It's right next to the shop , has great light and  plenty of room .
  As usual, they did a marvelous job of providing for our every need and making sure a fun time was had by all.

For me , this weekend always feels like a homecoming of sorts, and I look forward to it every year!!

Spending time with "Stitching Sisters" is good for the soul!!!

When I looked out the window this morning, I discovered "Fall" had begun while I was away.  Welcome to my favorite time of year.  I've got to dig in my stitch basket and find a fall project to work on.......Happy Autumn Stitching!!!!!