Friday, May 04, 2007

Another Day at Celebration

Oh my! Look at this fantastic PIF gift that I received today from Annemarie !! I came home from Celebration today, a bit worn out and tired, to find this lovely gift in my mailbox!! This is one of Annemarie's rather infamous floss holders! She stitched a perfect little Prairie Schooler design... and on the back she stitched "needles & threads & pins & things" along with our initials! I am in awe, and I will treasure this forever! Thank you so much, dear friend!!

Today was Day #2 at Celebration. I did not have any classes today - I went for the shopping and to be with friends. The shopping mart was wonderful this year, but I have only just realized that I forgot to take a photo of my new stash! OK, that will give me something to write about tomorrow :-) I had fun again with Jo, Margaret, Jenn and Mary in the shopping mart... and came across Patti, Joyce and Nancy too! So nice to see and visit with everyone! Most of my friends had classes today, but Jenn and Mary got out in time for us to take a quick ride out to The World in Stitches in Littleton, Massachusetts, a mere 20 minutes from the hotel, and we had a little stash fest there and a really nice visit with Randi, the owner. Randi pointed out to us that a nest of baby birds is now inhabiting a nook atop one of the lanterns on the side of her building. While I took no photos of friends today, I did manage a shot of the nest... and if you click on it to enlarge, and look closely enough, you can see one small head peeping out at you :-) How sweet!! The little jaunt to TWIS was well worth the extra time and mileage to see Randi and the baby birds :-)
I am way off of my rotation with Celebration and with relatives staying at the house... but I did spend time getting serious work in on an exchange piece that will be finished tomorrow (yay!) - and some time in on Barbara's Neighborhood Round Robin... one more ewe - although neither have noses yet... can you tell yet what design this is? LOL!!

I am soooo far behind in blog reading - but I am thinking of each and every one of you! I don't know if I can fit in another trip back to Celebration tomorrow - so many plans are being made here with the houseguests.... But one thing I do plan to do is catch up on blogs no matter what else I do!! I miss reading about your lives and stitching, dear friends!!

Stitched on today: Stitched on an exchange piece, and Barbara's Neighborhood Round Robin

24 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh, that Annemarie! I swear she's given up sleeping to get all the things done that she has been doing! Love the adorable - wacky! - thread holder and the charming PS design.

And speaking of loving designs, my 'back brain' is screaming that it knows the answer to the design on my NRR, but through all the 'noise' in my front brain (kids especially!) I can't hear it. I love it, whatever it is!

Gill said...

Sounds like you're having a great time! :-)

Love the thread holder - it's simply adorable!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful PIF gift! How lovely to meet up with so many stitching friends

xstitch.nl said...

Annemarie outdid herself once again!! It's absolutely beautiful!!
And as for the RR - also looking pretty spectacular - is that a Praiseworthy Stitches design????

ollie1976 said...

It sounds like you're having a great time! Lovely picture of the baby bird and nest.

Susan said...

What a lovely gift!

I haven't visited your blog for a couple of weeks, so I just have to say - I *LOVE* your new template - it's beautiful!

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous gift from Annemarie - a lovely surprise to come home to.
The baby bird is so sweet. Nature at it's best.

Dawn said...

The thread holder is beautiful! Sounds like you are having fun:)

Have a great weekend!

Katrina said...

As always Annemarie does the most beautiful work, it's so pretty. Hope you manage to get to Celebrations today and find a tiny bit of stitching time :-).

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad to hear that you are having a wonderful time at celebrations.

Annemarie said...

Heehee, glad you like it Carol. I forgot to take pics myself. Can I steal yours?
Happy blog-reading!

stitcherw said...

The baby bird was so cute. We have several pairs of canada geese around here and they have been out with their babies lately, they are such adorable little fluff balls and it is such fun to see the families just walking along.

The thread holder was lovely, what a nice gift to get.
Sue

Jenna said...

What a lovely PIF! Annemarie certainly has an imagination and quite a bit of talent!

Carla said...

that thread holder is so cute, I like the design!!!
Seems like your having so much fun at Celebration :)

Vonna said...

Oh how adorable :) An has been secretly stitching away to surprise us with her PIF's. I'm glad that you had a great time of fun and stashing at the CONW :) Good for you! You need and deserve a little fun! Hugs!

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Carol: Oh I too am a little behind on my blog reading but wanted to come in and tell you how pretty your blog is!! I love your new things in here! I love this little Prairie Schooler fob! It is so cute! Thank you so much for your really sweet comments in my blog! You made my day telling me that you and Jenn were thinking of me! That is really nice and I am grinning from ear to ear! I hope my Christmas House will look nice when finished. I actually can say I have half of it done! Woo Hoo!! Debby :)

Nicole said...

I'm sorry we couldn't meet up, Saturday was really my main day up there and it sounds like Friday was yours! I loved the shopping area this year and I of course spent more than planned :)

World In Stitches - what a great idea to head down there, I always forget there's a store there, when we move out that way I'll be passing by on my way home from work!

Von said...

What a wonderful time you've had at Celebration! Thanks for sharing some of the fun. :D

I'm dreadfully behind on my blog reading after my vacation and recovery from vacation! Guess I'll just keep plugging away a little at a time. I've got the number down to below 400 so my next goal is to get down to 300.

BeckySC said...

What a great PIF. Barbara's RR is looking great!

Lavender Rose said...

Carol!!! So happy you're back and that you had a great time with everyone. I just love the darling threadholder and pincushion from Annemarie!! Just love things with girls on them...my favs!!! Don't forget to give us a little "birds-eye-view" of the stash you collected from your Celebrations trip. Hugs, Deb

lena-lou said...

Pleased to hear you have had a great time the last few days. Your gift from Annemarie is totally gorgeous!!!

Love your start on Barbaras NRR!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week ahead.

tkdchick said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time at Celebrations! I love stitching events!

Anne S said...

I really do have to save up and join you guys at Celebration one year! :) That's a gorgeous little birdie in the nest ... but of course I'm biased, 'cos I love my birdies ... and that PIF from Annemarie is a real stunner! :D

Lelia said...

Glad you had fun! The thread holder is most excellent.

I thought it was a neat idea!

And the PS design is totally perfect for the ring.

Enjoy

ps I'm so behind on blogging that I hang my head in shame : (