Tuesday, November 06, 2012

PALS Fall Fling - Part 3

I'm back with the last pictures from the PALS Fall Fling ... grab you coffee or your tea ... there's lots of pictures!

These pictures are from the ornament exchange ... such talented stitchers!











 Bert, stitched by my roomie Chris :)





 and here's Angle, stitched by Chris
 and Charlotte :)  Chris stitched these sweet birds earlier in the week in our room ... we had to name them!















This picture is the pillow I received in the Halloween exchanged ... stitched by Toni
 and here's one of the ornaments I received in the Christmas ornament exchange ... stitched by Donna
 Here's the other ornament I received from the Christmas ornament exchanged.  Stitched by my sweet friend Myra ... I love him!
and now for my purchases .... Amy invited some designers to join us this year ... it was fun shopping with everyone.  

These two charts are from Sue Hillis .... cute cute cute!
 Nouveau Encore Designs was there ... I picked up these lovelies ...
 I picked up an assortment of fabrics from Amy (Down Sunshine Lane) and threads from Nancy of Victorian Motto Samplers.  Nancy was unable to join us for the retreat, but sent along her threads to be sold ... yummy colors!
 Tanya of The Scarlett House joined us for the 2nd time.  Here's some goodies I purchased ...
 Tanya also brought along one of her new designs ... I feel in love instantly!!
 I was lucky to snatch up the last one of these that Sue had brought with her ... the kit comes complete with the spool, lace and button ... Can't wait to stitch this one!
 Isabella of The Primitive Hare joined us all the way from Italy!!!  It was just lovely to meet her!  I picked up one of her charts and a lovely pair of scissors, which at the time I took the picture I could find!  argh!!  I know they are here somewhere :)
 Marie of Blackberry Lane Designs joined us again this year.  She designed this beach ornament for the retreat ... I HAD to have it!
Stitchers are always so generous ... I received the gifts below from three wonderful friends.  The Chocolate Cherries pillow was stitched and finished by Charlene ... how adorable is it!  I received a journal from Linda (no blog), one can't have too many journals!  and Patti (no blog) stitched that cute little frog needleminder ... he's never far away from me.  Thank you all for your friendships.
 Tanya designed a freebie for us that I just had to start while at the beach ... I finished it up once I got home ... love love love it Tanya!!!
 I've been playing around with different ways to finish it ... I think I found it ... mounted in a shadow box frame with shells from Myrtle Beach ... how perfect is that!  It's not totally mounted yet ... was just playing around ... but like it lots :)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments ... I do love hearing from everyone.  Next up, some actually stitching by me!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for the stitching friends ...

17 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Like the shells in there! Nice idea.

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

The shells inside the shadow box is a perfect idea.

Mouse said...

gosh just been catching up with the retreat ... gorgeous shots of you all with you stitching and enjoying yourself s there ... love your stash haul and how you have decided to frame your beach piece :) love mouse xxxxx

Barb said...

Wonderful ornaments and stash!! Looks like a wonderful gathering.

pj said...

Was GREAT meeting you and chatting! Glad you got so many good pics of the ornaments. It was fun and cute idea with Tanya's finish....sweet. Looks like you had fun shopping too and spread the cash around the room with all vendors!!!! pam in iowa

Natasha said...

Great pictures.. I am getting my ornaments together to stitch cause I am finally going to make it this year WooHoo

Lesleyanne said...

Wow gorgeous ornaments. Great new stash. Looks like you had a great time.

Siobhán said...

Wow, what fantastic ornaments and stash! It looks like such a fun time. My husband says he'd love for me to go sometime, so he can dump me off at the hotel while he goes golfing! LOL

Fiona said...

Great stash haul. I just finished stitching my freebie last night. Love your finishing idea with the shadow box and shells. Also thanks for the cute pincushion and Orr jar you made for me.

Kathy A. said...

WOW! just WOW!! I didn't know where to look first! Amazing everything. I love the "Gobble till...

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Pretty, pretty...Those ornaments are all winners :)
And I love your seaside theme for your remembering piece! Cute as a button!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thanks for the great pics! Just finished Tanya's design last night... and think you're idea is fantastic!

Carol R said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at PALS! Thanks for sharing your pictures. So wish I could make this Retreat one year!

Maggee said...

Great post Again! Thanks for sharing! Makes me even more determined to go next year...:)
Love the shadow box idea, but I love any beach-y stuff! My buddy gave me the Christmas biscornu, and I will be starting that shortly. It should be a piece of cake! Love putting them together! Hugs!

Carol said...

What a fun post to read, Michelle--I feel as if I was there. It must have been very inspiring to see all those beautiful ornaments in one place :)

Melanie said...

WOW. What an epically fun post to go through!!! Just LOVE seeing all the ornaments. People put SO much work and detailing into everything. GREAT JOB!!

Beth Pearce said...

Stitching at the beach really turned out great! I haven't started mine yet - had some quickie stitched presents to make up for a group of my friends for tomorrow. We spend the whole day on a Christmas shopping spree in Lexington ky .