Friday, July 15, 2011

Back from vacation

I just got back this afternoon from five days of camping at Frontier Town, right outside Ocean City, Maryland.  Let me sum it up by saying I am glad to be home.

I did visit Salty Yarns, but they did not have any counted canvas patterns, so I did not buy anything.  Jill and I are going to In Stitches in Alexandria, Virginia on Sunday, so I am hoping to purchase some items there.

I did not get anything done on Rainforest Crunch while away, but here is what I completed up until we left.


I did visit Bedecked & Beadazzled last weekend.  Lovely store.  But it is 99 percent painted canvas, so not for me at the moment, but I did buy this neat gadget to keep your threads while stitching.  Here is a pic of it buttoned up and ready for threads, and then laying flat for storage.  BF calls me Inspector Gadget because of my love of stitching gadgets.  What stitcher does NOT love stitching gadgets???



And I did buy Jill a small present, but I will not post a pic here until I give it to her on Sunday.  Let's just say that I thought of her immediately when I saw it and had to buy it for her.

I have lots of mail, blogs, and laundry to catch up on.  I did see the newest issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework in amongst the pile of mail, so I will look forward to reading that. 

8 comments:

Kathy said...

The tray is just too cute. I too love the gadgets and trinkets used by stitchers. :) And I actually use some of them. LOL

Sounds like you had a nice vacation even if the shopping was disappointing. Guess that means you need to plan another trip for visiting other stitching stores. :)

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. Love the tray. Enjoy your shopping on Sunday.

Michele said...

Glad you had a nice vacation. RC is looking great!!!

We all love our stitching goodies and gadgets .. that tray looks fun!

Karen said...

Rainforest looks AMAZING! You are going quick on it! The ort tray is cute!!

Beth said...

Your Rainforest is looking wonderful! I know that you are glad you went to those colors. Your tray is really sweet.

Kaisievic said...

I love the tray, I have one just like it from Portmerion designs, which is a bread basket - but I could use it for keeping my threads sorted whilst I am working on a design. Thanks for the idea.

Meari said...

I don't know about other stitchers, but I definitely love the gadgets so you're not alone.

Meari said...

I don't know about other stitchers, but I definitely love the gadgets so you're not alone.