Yippee yippee ya ya! Bright and early tomorrow morning my BSFF and I will pile her trunk full of everything we 'need' for a four day stitching convention and hit the road for Kingsport TN. I'm very excited to have several straight days to work on the Monet piece but I'm also super excited to see all the girls from EGA again. I didn't attend the National seminar in Naples FL last fall so I feel like it's been a long time since I've had a chance to catch up with all the ladies and see what wonderful things they've been creating since the last time we all got together. Many of the member of my local chapters are going to Kingsport this week, so it will also be a great time to catch up with them. I'm really excited! Can you tell? Honestly, except for the gray hair, we could be confused for a bunch of teenagers at summer camp when we get together at these conventions. We talk our fool heads off until our throats are sore about stuff nobody cares about but us. We stay up way past our bedtimes, visiting up and down the hallways just to see what everybody else is doing. We let someone else cook and clean for us. We form lasting friendships and renew those we made the year before. Throw in a bonfire and we are one "Kumbaya" short of summer camp. And, it all does my soul a world of good. I think every die-hard needlewoman should be able to experience one of these conventions at least once. You just might become addicted!
Lee needlepoint luggage tag
18 ct mono canvas
threads: perle cotton #5 in 310, 321, 738 and blanc
And, how about my new needlepoint luggage tag? These little guys are so fun and fast to stitch up, I really would like to make a whole batch of different ones. This one is the well-known Burberry plaid that is so popular today. I have a book of plaids and just followed the photo. The colors I chose are 310, 321, 738, and blanc. It would be pretty in pink and grey, too. If you are interested in making one for yourself or as a gift, check with your LNS first but if you can't get them there, google "Lee needlepoint luggage tags". They are currently available on eBay and few other stitching websites. Prices vary. I paid $20 for mine but I've seen them as high as $30 (canvas not included).
So, until next time friends, keep your needles threaded and have a great week!