Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2010 Cross Stitch Pals Fall Fling!!!

I'm back from a week at the beach & the 13th annual Cross Stitch Pals Fall Fling!   That's part of why I haven't posted in so long - I've been SUPER busy.  I had a great time & enjoyed seeing all my "old" friends & meeting MANY new friends.  I didn't get to stitch much but I stayed plenty busy!  The new location was FANTASTIC & the dates are planned for 2011 - Oct. 19-23, you'll have to join us! :-)

 I have lots of pics to share of stitching & goodies, but I will split it up into several days....  and here's the "first installment"..... MY stitching for the fling....

These are my "Halloween" exchanges for Thursday night - Wicked & Spooky -

This is a picture of the 6 of the ornaments I took for the Christmas Ornament exchange on Friday night -

The top/right 3 are from Zweigarts Christmas Redwork, the botton is a Poppy Kreations design, the left is a Lizzie Kate and the center is a Renato Parolin design.  I don't know who got any of them other than the red "ornament" - but I do hope they will enjoy them.

I made a couple of others & kept them for myself - another "Be Merry" by Poppy Kreations and a LHN that I made a few changes on - including the colors - I LOVE how they both turned out! :-)

This is a kit that I've had for several years that I had thought to use in the Fall Exchange, but after I got it done, I decided to keep it & use it as an "ort box".  It's stitched on 32 ct linen over 1 and box was a part of the kit.  Isn't it cute?

And last but not least (for this post!) is what I made for the Saturday night "Stitched Exchange" - Little House's "Needle & Thread Bed".  My friend Laurie from NY got to take it home and she has LOTS of scissors to put in it too! :-) 

So that's a bit of what I've been doing.  I'll post soon with things I received in the exchanges!!

Happy stitching!!


Maggee said...

I am COMING to this Next Year!! I just put it on my calendar! I have followed the posts in different blogs and whined and whistled... now I plan to go!! Your stitching is just lovely, as is the finishing! Hugs.

Nan said...

You did a great job organizing the Fall Fling Amy! I really did enjoy myself. I didn't end up with any of your stitched pieces but I do know your "wicked" piece was a huge hit. Lots of people were admiring it and I think you'll see that design popping up all over the place.
Thanks again!

Roberta said...

What fun!! I love weekend stitch a ways -- hoping I can attend one of these years.

Love the stitched goodies.

Beth said...

Thanks for a wonderful time - hope to see you again next year!!

Sorry to say I didn't get any of your ornaments, but I loved the one I did get, so it is okay!

Yvonne..... said...

I glad you posted this. There are just so many stitched things, it is hard to take it all in and appreciate each person's work. Lovely stitching, as always. Can't wait to do it all over again!

Karen said...

Goodness Amy...I didn't realize you stitched so many ornaments!!! Love the Wicked pillow too and the way you finished it.

Had a blast and am marking my calendar now so I can take the entire week off next year.

Thanks for such a great getaway...you did a great job as always.

Myra said...

OH wow Amy! All of your items for the exchanges are fabulous. I know everyone who kept one was very pleased.

Shelleen said...

Thanks for posting the pics. I heard so many good things about the resort and I can't wait to go next year.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad to see you posted which ones you stitched. I wondered who stitched so many of them! You did an amazing job of puttng everything together, I had a great time, and am already looking forward to next year.

Vonna said...

Looks like a HUGE group and I know a good time had by all :)
Your ornaments and all the goodies you did for the exchanges are just wonderfully beautiful!

Carolyn NC said...

It was a fun time - love the new place! Your stitching finishes and exchanges are great!

Nicole said...

Thank you again for putting together such a great weekend!! Can't wait for next year!!

Beautiful finishes!! :)

Pat said...

I really missed not being able to join you at MB this year. Last year was so much fun catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Next year is already on my calendar!!


Diana said...

It is a real pleasure for this Aussie stitcher to share your cross stitch adventures here. Your blog has really inspired me and brought me back to cross stitching.