Friday, February 12, 2010

Fair Day

I finally got this one done last night, late. I bought it many years ago and it took me a couple of years of working on it off and on before I got it done. It's done in browns and beiges. It such an old time type look.
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nordic Needle Card of the Month


This is the first in the 12 month series from Nordic Needle. They will send me a new design and card every month. These designs are stitched with just one over dyed thread and while it is hardanger the design is quick. I LOVE IT!!!
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Monday, February 1, 2010

A Finish during Retreat

I had this one almost done and got it finished during retreat. This is a monthly series from HeartStrings. This one is for April. It will be put into a Pine Mountain pillow. Quick to stitch and quick to finish.
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EGA Retreat 2010

Well, here is the big surprise. Our theme was Queen for the Day after the old TV show of the same name. We had just had a skit and the chairwomen told us that we were about to have a surprise guest. Shortly after in walks Mrs. Iowa to talk to us. In fun she showed us how to wave both to adults and kids, how to stand and to walk. She also had some really funny stories about butt glue. We laughed until we couldn't breath. She showed us her crown and some jewelery that she had recieved from becoming Mrs. Iowa. It was a lot of fun. Next year the theme is Beach Party. No coconut bras, bikinis or nudity!!! This is a theme I can really work with.
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EGA Retreat 2010


This was taken to show where the deer stay most of the day. There are all sorts of wild birds out there. In the evening the deer all come up and walk around the building. You can almost touch them. I forgot my camera and by the time I came back with it they had wandered off.
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EGA Retreat 2010


Here is a picture of where we would go to sleep. This was taken out the side door. You can see the sidewalk that leads out to the dorm area.
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EGA Retreat 2010


Here is a picture of where we all eat. This place has cathedral ceilings. There are a lot of windows so you can see the deer come up in the evening. Last year there were quite a few wild turkeys. This place is a cathlolic retreat in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They are very green so there is solar heated water in the dorm area, and we all have to recycle our garbage. This area is kept quite cool and with the high celings it gets very cool in this room.
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EGA Retreat 2010

I took this picture to give you an idea of what the room looks like that we stitched in. There is 32 gals in here.
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