Monday, March 14, 2011

Somethings accomplished and some great gifts!

I have accomplished some of what I set out to do, but not as much as I would have liked. I have finished stitching my exchange piece which I really do like. I even think I am going to stitch another one for me -LOL! Of course, I can't let you see it until next month, but as soon as Michele gets it, I will produce a picture. I also was able to finish stitching three little March ornaments. I had hoped to get the finishing work done on them this weekend, but it just didn't happen. The fabric they are laying on will back the two ornaments on the right side, but I have a different fabric for the third piece. I am really going to try to get these done this Friday when I am at home. I am hoping to do the finishing work on the exchange piece as well that day.

But now I must show you my special wonderful mail I received this last week. Shelleen, over at Queen Stitcher, sent me a lovely package with two pieces of her beautiful work. The Friends framed piece is now hanging in my craft room where I can see it from my desk. The towel is hanging on the stove with explicit rules NOT TO USE!! Aren't they both just beautiful?

This weekend our group of friends went to a Retreat House in Southern Indiana called Wooded Glen. It really was lovely - you sign up for a room, and get three very good homemade meals to go along with it. The rooms look just like a normal hotel/motel room, but in each section of rooms there is a huge gathering room which has a full kitchen, fireplace, two big screen tvs (one for the Wii) and several games including cornhole and a little putting game thing. There is also a sun room with tables and chairs and a patio outside the gathering room. You also have a little patio or balcony outside your bedrooms. The personnel there could not have been more friendly and helpful, and eveything was just wonderful. We all thought that this would be a fantastic place to have either a company meeting/conference or even a family reunion. I think a stitching retreat would be fabululous there!! And no, I am not getting a reduced rate for babbling on about the place - LOL!!

Thank you again for visiting my blog and for leaving such kind comments. I really do appreciate each and every one of them! Until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitching time!

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11 comments:

Karen said...

Love your St. Patrick's finishes! Too cute... can't wait to see them finished!

happy stitching....

Barb said...

Your finishes are great. I like the friends piece but those St. Patrick finishes are darling.

Nan said...

I love your gifties from Shelleen.
Glad you had fun with your friends. That does sound like a great place to have a retreat. Hmmmm.....

Sara said...

Love the March finishes! The retreat house you stayed at sounds awesome too.

Sally said...

Lovely ornaments Beth. Gorgeous gifts too.

Lesleyanne said...

Great ornaments. I love the backing fabric you are planning on using. Gorgeous gifts received.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your St. Pat's pieces, they are so cute. And nice package that you received ;)

Lynn said...

Sounds like a great place for a stitching retreat to me!
Your ornament finishes are really cute! Some very special gifts too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How cute are those? Hum... Need to put something on my naked (almost) tree... but that means I'd have to finish-finish some things... Maybe that great place you're describing could have a finishing retreat...
Lovely gifts, too! Enjoy!

Carolyn NC said...

Such cute finishes and wonderful gifts!

Michele said...

Love the stitched gifts from Shelleen .. she's so generous!