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Sunday, October 14, 2012

PALS Retreat......Here we come~~~

Honestly, I am SO excited about the PALS retreat this year.....I can hardly wait for Thursday to get here!! Seeing old friends, making lots of new friends, stitching, LAUGHING, eating....This year will have a large attendance also.....Get ready.....Lots of photos will be coming up on blogger by lots of stitchers.....I'm so excited!!
 
I have been busy in the craft room sewing up many an exchange item and gift for many customers.... Some for the PALS retreat, some for Christmas....Promises were made to hold off on the photos..so... Trust me, you stitchers have been super busy!!! Love it!!!
 
I, myself, have been experimenting a little with inserting tiny stitches into the front of the project pouches I make.... Here is an example of what I mean...
 
The three spools and stork scissors are stitched on 25 ct Lugana Country Mocha and then I insert it the fabric so it shows nicely on the front of the pouch..... I think its a nice touch.... (photo is clickable for a close-up of the stitched piece.....)
 
Additionally, I stitched another small Christmas design....Need to find a whisk brush now....
Sweeping Snowflakes
1 over 1 25ct Country Mocha
dmc threads except Faye's Red SPP by Victorian Motto
 
Lastly, I'd like to challenge each of you to donate an auction item to The Attic's Breast Cancer Awareness Auction... It is a wonderful event and the proceeds go to Cancer Research.... You will find details here, or by calling The Attic at the phone number listed on their web page... There is even a list of all the items donated in the 2011 Auction and the money each item brought....Amazing!
I will be showing a photo of my item in the near future.....
 
 
Need to sign off.....Hope everyone has a great week....And, if you hear a little noise coming from the East Coast of the Carolinas....Its all the 100+ stitchers at the retreat at Myrtle Beach SC.....!  Having big fun!!!!
 
Blessings,
 
Faye
 
 


40 comments:

Margaret said...

Have a great time at the retreat! I love the added stitching on the pouch -- very pretty! Love the snowman too!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Have a wonderful time at the retreat--wish I were coming!! Take lots (tons) of photos!

The addition on the pouch is awesome

priscilla said...

Love your little snowman ! so cute ! Have a great time !

Nancy said...

Such a cute snowman! Love the addition to the pouch! Enjoy the retreat and take lots of pictures to share!

Koala said...

These tiny stitches are indeed a very nice touch! Love it :-) Have a great time at the retreat :-)

Kathy L. said...

Love the little pouch with the stitching and the snowman is adorable. Have a great time at the retreat. Sounds wonderful

kathy

Kathy L. said...

Love the little pouch with the stitching and the snowman is adorable. Have a great time at the retreat. Sounds wonderful

kathy

Nicola said...

The embellishment on your pouches is a great idea. Lucky you going on your retreat, I am looking forward to seeing photographs and reading all about it.

Lesleyanne said...

Have a great time at the Retreat. Lovely stitching and finishing.

Patty C. said...

Have fun!
Love your snowman & the additional inserts for your bags - too cute!

butterfly said...

Have a great time at the retreat , love the little cotton reals on the front of the pouch how lovely they look and really sets it off.also your snowman stitching looks fab. hugs.

Nicola said...

I hope you have a lovely time at the retreat. Your pouch is very pretty and I love your snowman!

Giovanna said...

The stitching insert is just exquisite, and nice work on the snowman too.

Joy said...

You are so creative! Enjoy your retreat.

Maggee said...

Enjoy MB! Hope the weather is lovely and the company excellent! BTW--the numbers you see on the auction pieces are Minimum Opening Bids, not necessarily what their final bid was! Never knew the final bids... Hugs!

Vickie said...

That is a nice touch! Have a blast! http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

robindefender said...

I was hoping to make it back to PALs this year, since I'm not working right now. But then I saw that it was sold out! Oh well, I'll just have to enjoy all your photos after the fact. :) Have a great time!

dixiesamplar said...

Love the pouch insert...such a great idea! And your snowman is adorable too.

Have a wonderful retreat...I hope to make it to one of those some day :o) Be safe...and take lots of pictures!

Dawn said...

love the pouch and snowman, so very pretty

Carol R said...

One year I hope to make it over the ponds to a PALS Retreat! Have a great time.
Love love your pouch with the spools and scissors insert.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I know I don't have to tell you to have a great time at the retreat because I know you will! You'll have to give us a recap when you get back. Pretty please!

Karen said...

Have fun Faye! Hopefully will see you next year!

Karen said...

Have fun Faye! Hopefully will see you next year!

Natasha said...

Have a great time. I hope to be there next year!! I feel envious ev every year October rolls around LOL

Love that snowman and the pouch.

Carol said...

That little touch of stitching is adorable, Faye--makes an already beautiful pouch even more special.

I hope you have a lovely time at the retreat--please pass on my "hellos" to all of my blogging friends :)

pj said...

Faye, you are such a tease! I love that pouch! Did you do the stitching! Would love to see one of those in my mailbox here in Iowa! I made a whisk broom with the fall design and would love to make another with this darling snowman. They are fun!

See you Thurs. pj

Deb said...

I hope that you have a great time at the retreat! And I love the added stitching you put into your pouch!

Shirlee said...

I hope you have fun at the retreat! The pouch & snowman are lovely!

jeffsrose35 said...

Faye you can find the little whisk brooms at Lowe's or Home Depot for like $5.00 and then just antique them yourself. Super easy. Wish I had kept mine that I did but gave it away as a gift. The antique whisk brooms are rather pricey. Good luck!!!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love the stitching for christmas !!!! beautiful my dear,

see you soon

marylin in FRANCE

Nicole said...

Just two more days!! I can't wait either! It's going to be great!!! The weather should be gorgeous too, which will be nice. Your finishes are beautiful, Faye. I love that little snowman!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

hello I can come with you my friend? I love you so much!! kisses

Faye said...

I would live my wonderful French friend to come!!!! Maybe next year !!!!! Hugs..

Catherine said...

Love the new touch on your pouches!!!
Have fun ~ wish I could be there ~ maybe one year!

Isobel -Argante- said...

:-(
I miss you and all the pals :-)))
What a wonderful retreat... see you next year!

Siobhán said...

What fun finishes! That addition to the pouch is adorable. LOVE the santa brush design, too.

I can't wait to see all the PALS pics!

Susan in SC said...

Very cute finish. Have fun at the retreat!

Anne said...

Oh Faye! I adore that little bit of stitching you added to the project pouch! So sweet! Your snowman ornie is adorable too. Enjoy your retreat!!

Sherry :o) said...

Your mini stitches are perfect for those pouches. And Coverlet Houses - beautiful. I am doing the filled in version and hope to update my blog tomorrow. Hope the weather did not interfere with your weekend away...I will be posting some of my weekend fun when I update and we all know what fun and awesome those weekend retreats can be - inspiring among many other things...

Sherry :0)

RJ Mazzeo said...

Love your new stitches Faye. Your bag as usual is fantastic and the little snowman is adorable. Have fun at the retreat. Looking forward to lots of photos. RJ