I’m back from my Branson stitching retreat (hosted by Cecilia’s Samplers) and almost recovered. I had a bit of a rough weekend healthwise, and I’m glad I still have 8 days before I have to leave for Orlando… I plan to stitch, quilt, watch movies, read, and rest this week!
Dontcha just love the view there? The hotel is on the north side, so we can see lots of pretty sky, and none of the commercial stuff that’s down on 76.
Here’s a pic one of the table displays that was set up in the conference room where we set up our stitching nests; here’s what it looked like in full swing:
For some reason, I wound up going to the shop every day over the weekend! Here’s what I got:
4 skeins Gloriana silk
a BUNCH of Carrie’s floss
Silkweaver linen cut (color??)
Picture This Plus crystal blue Aida
green scroll scissors
Kelmscott mini scissors, lt. blue
10 x 13 mesh zipper bag
JN “Hop” tin kit
JN fob kit for “Hop”
Indigo Rose “The Bee Charmer” biscornu kit
Indigo Rose bookmark kit
Bent Creek Photobooth snowmen with fabric
Mill Hill Jim Shore snowman kit
Bent Creek Clip Art “Merry Christmas”
CCN “Beach Cottage”
BC “The Tree of Me”
Midsummer Night Designs “Immortal Bloom”
BC “Uber Egg”
ByGone Stitches “Eloquent Christmas”
Homespun Elegance “Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework
Midsummer Night designs, Primitive Wizard of Oz
Praiseworthy Stitches, “Hope”
Blackberry, “Nativity Sampler”
PLUS all of the goodies we got from the sweet ladies at Cecelia’s, which Kim kindly listed out on her blog in this post.
Terri and I both have daughters who are into BuildABear, so we went down to Branson Landing to see if we could find tourist t-shirts for their animals (we did). I had never been to this part of Branson, and it was a nice area with upscale shops and a pretty water fountain.
My friend Sandy and I stopped at 3 quilt shops over the weekend, too. Two were in Springfield, and this one is on the East end of 76… from the outside it looks like a kitchy tourist trap, but it’s a seriously good quilt shop!
There’s no way I’m posting a list of my fabric stash haul.