Thursday 30 March 2023

A Super Fun, Super-Bowl Retreat! 🏈

Was this only last month?!
Another fabulous retreat brought to you by LinAnn Events! ❤

Our goodie bag.

Annette with Mind Your Needle, so many treasures there. I bought a cute scissor fob, but it's a bday present so I'm not showing it.

Peggy and Roberta from BFF Pouches and Bags were there, but I didn't get a photo when they were "open." I restrained myself and only bought two bags, one was perfect for tea bags!

Silkweavers/Needleworker's Delight, another hard one to restrain myself, but I did and only bought fabric.

They were selling older models... 

... and other older finishes.

Fritz, Brenda's new puppy, joined us for the weekend. He was an absolute sweetheart and such a good boy. So much puppy love going on!

Our busy/messy/fun table.

Sweet little Fritz, I was able to get a little stitching in when he sat with me.

Karen's finished piece, ring that bell!

Our biscornu class led by Annette. I was finally able to finished my mermaid.

My purchases. I bought the apple stitch for my girlfriend who's an apple inspector, it's perfect for her!

And there's always something to find at the giveaway table.

The pj and slipper contest - love Stitch, so appropriate.

Show and tell on Sunday.

Our fabulous group.

Not goodbye, but see you at the shore!

Saturday 18 March 2023

Fully Finished Gallery ~ March 2023 🖼

Welcome to Rachel's Fully Finished Gallery SAL for March. Go have a look and see what others have finished this time!

Maja at The Snowflower Diaries offered the Joyful World SAL way back in 2016, and here is March. I started stitching it in German for meine Mutti, although I still have to finish Oct - Dec. She saw the ones I stitched, but sadly never got to see them all finished. I will continue them in German and will think of her every time I see them.
At least I should have this one to show every month!
It's still available it you're interested.

I stitched this little one for St. David's Day. You can sort of see the sparkles in the fabric.

And here they are together, on the shelf I bought in Havre de Grace on St. David's Day.

Maybe you'll join in next time?

Monday 6 March 2023

A St. David's Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Adventure

Since I couldn't make it to Wales that day, I went to the twin city of Havre De Grace instead.

My friend, Jeff, joined me in the adventure.

The big fish made up of lots of little fish.

These are just a few of the wooden carvings on the pier near the Concord Point Lighthouse.

And you can't be near the water without a mermaid!

One of the stores we went to was Washington Street Books and Music. It was like going to a movie museum. Later this year they are going to acquire lots of the Hunger Games clothing, that should be fun to see.

So sad, this was only a few of the stitched pieces I saw in the antique store.

I did find this treasure for only $10. I'm going to replace the duck with a monthly series I'm almost finished with.

All in all, a great day!
The Cream of Leek Soup and Welsh Rarebit that night was delicious, I need to make the soup more often.

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Dydd Gwŷl Dewi Sant hapus! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

A Happy St. David's Day to you! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
St. David is the patron saint of Wales. To celebrate the day, people can wear a daffodil and/or a leek; the national emblems of Wales. 

"While preaching to a crowd in the village of Llanddewi Brefi, David is thought to have performed his most famous miracle: some of the crowd were finding it difficult to hear the sermon, when a white dove landed on David’s shoulder. As it did, the ground on which he stood is said to have risen up to form a mighty hill, making it possible for the gathering crowd to finally see and hear him. The dove became St. David’s emblem, often appearing in his portraits and on stained-glass windows depicting him. Today, a church stands on the crest of the special hill."

This is my display this year, with a newly acquired stitched daffodil cloth that I bought from Needleworkers Delight on a sale they had on their display items. It's so beautiful!

I made Welsh cakes today, and they turned out okay. I used a different recipe from the one I usually use and it made a smaller batch. I think my original recipe tastes better though.
And tonight? Cream of Leek Soup and Welsh Rarebit.

I just finished stitching this sweet little daffodil and painted the frame since it was too dark before.

An oldie, but a goodie, the series I have yet to fully finish!

I thought with the crazy weather we've been having that our daffodils might actually bloom in time, but nope. I have seen them in other yards, but ours just isn't warm enough I guess!

Today I'll be heading to Havre de Grace, which happens to be the twin city of Mumbles, Wales, where my cousin lives!