This is a mug I bought in the Woodlawn gift shop. You all know how much I love mugs!! It was hard to get a good shot of this one as the entire mug is a clear pink/purple. LOVE IT!!!
This was outside in the Necessary (or outhouse) that was used at one time. I had Jill go inside and act like she was shutting the door to use it!!!
This is the stash I picked up at In Stitches, which is only a few minutes away from Woodlawn. If you are ever able to visit, I highly recommend it, as they have more patterns and threads and gadgets than any needlework store I have ever seen!
This was the back of the mansion. Just gorgeous!!!
And here is the front!
This is my new start, a pattern called Bloom from the most recent issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework. I am using the required overdyed threads on 40 count French Lilac Lakeside Linens. It is barely 2 by 2!!
Here is The Daughter's progress on one of the butterflies from The Cross Stitcher (UK) magazine. She is doing a great job!
This was our dessert in the cafe, Decadent Chocolate Cake. Oh, it was so yummy!!! We both had the chicken salad sandwich, which was also great. They served your drinks in wine glasses. We were first in line when they opened, so we had a great table by the window. They also served the food on these nice china plates.
This was the building where they stored dairy products. It was amazing to think that George Washington gave these 2,000 acres as a wedding gift and that it took five years to build the mansion and surrounding buildings!
Here is the front of In Stitches.
We had a great time and will definitely go back next year. I may even enter a piece in the exhibit. We'll see...
In peace, love, and stitches,