Monday, October 28, 2019

What Have I Been Up To?


Hi, everyone.  I haven't posted much lately since I am cross stitching.   I did go to Barbara's Needlepoint Retreat in early October.  I absolutely loved it.   I flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, all by myself.  It was deliciously cold and rainy when I arrived.  It had been so hot for so long here that I was thrilled to pull out sweaters and socks to pack.

Anyway, it was all so grand.  Barbara and her staff could not have been nicer or more accomodating.  I took some studio time from Carolyn Baird at the shop on Wednesday.  I took Thursday off from classes to have a look around the city.  They did have an open table to stitch at during the classes so I went there at lunch time to hang out and eat.

Speaking of eating, we had the most delicious food the entire week.  You could partake in as much or as little as you like.  It was fabulous.

Friday and Saturday I took a class from Carolyn Baird which I will post tomorrow.  I also bought a stitch guide and kit from one of the classes that was going on but that I chose not to attend in order to have my free day.



Melissa Shirley heart with Carolyn Baird stitch guide

So cute, right?  This was so quick and fun that I might order the other three.   You can order the guide and canvas or canvases from Barbara's Needlepoint.  The number is 605-3679050.


In case you are wondering what the cross stitch project is,  here you go:





1 comment:

  1. I also was at Barbara's retreat, I am surprised we didn't run into each other. I would have loved to meet you. She does a wonderful job with her retreats. I lived in Sioux Falls for 35 years and about 7 years ago we moved Minneapolis MN. I still go back to the regrets every year. Maybe I will see you next year. I am also working on some cross stitch reproduction samplers. It is a nice change of pace. I love the one you are working on. Sheryl Kempema

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