a Crown & Thistle Design.
(An amazing shop that I took for granted for years)
I chose a beautiful hand-dyed vanilla linen
and variegated hand dyed silk called Berry Cobbler
and it is a beautiful accomplishment.
My timing is my timing.
I thought stitching with my Sis would motivate me to stitch more.
It did in the beginning . . .
or along someone else,
it just doesn't work for this little stitcher!
My needlework relaxes me
and I pick it up whenever I can find the time.
Wow that was over 25 years ago!!!!!!!
raising Josie (my 8 month old Lab)
I did find time to sew this adorable
pin cushion to add to my needlework box,
I love it!
The linen I stitched on had the polka dots on it!
How delightful these ladies were!
How lucky we all were to get to spend time with them
right here in Virginia Beach!
Barb and Alma
It was a lot of fun and lots of laughter
Kits were handed out and
we began stitching the pin cushion,
I've got a lot of stitching to do!
and had fellowship around the tables
I plan on making more of these!
New friendships were made!
We ended with a count of 97 for dinner
on Saturday Evening,
the perfect ending to a perfect day!
Thanks to Ann and Pat
Dyeing to Stitch
for a wonderful experience!
One I know I will not forget.
I am sure I speak for all the attendees!
There were over a hundred attendees
to this wonderful weekend.
I heard so often throughout the day
how lucky we were to have
such an amazing Needlework Store so close by.
I have taken that for granted over the years,
not any more!
Ann and Pat work hard to keep their shop
well stocked with the latest in materials, fibers,
tools and patterns from amazing designers.
They have an open door "You are welcome here ...
pull up a seat and stitch with us for awhile"
feeling to their establishment.
Apparently that isn't found much in
needlework stores these days.
It was good for me to reminded of that.
I know the saying
"What goes around comes around"
is used an awful lot.
This statement couldn't be more true for me
and my stitching life!
It was always there,
it went away
and now I have returned to it,
I have come full circle.
My stitching treasures
I continue to pursue the Arts that soothe my soul,
Knitting, Stitching, Tapestry Weaving
and my Zentangle® process.
I am always finding moments to calm my heart,
feed my soul
and find joy in the quiet still moments!
I am just so happy to have found
those individuals that share the same passions as I do,
the fellowship makes it all so worth it!