With fingers weary and worn.
With eyelids heavy and red.
A women sat in unwomanly rags
Plying her needle and thread.
I have been busy getting my stitching supplies all ready to leave for my stitching retreat. I only have 12 more days left. I am trying not only to get my stuff ready but my exchange pieces ready to post. Sometimes my fingers are weary and my eye red. OK yes I like to stitch in my pajamas, is that unwomanly rags.
Here is my stitching set I will be taking with me on the retreat.
I already showed you the witch floss holder and my black cat biscornu. There is a name tag in the mix somewhere. It is the one I used last year and will take again. Here is my ghost needle book. It is one of the Doodles for leftovers. I am sorry Hob Nobb is out of business and no longer makes them.
When I saw these scissors I knew they had to be added to my collection. The back of the fob is the same material that is on the inside of the needle book.
I found this place mat on clearance knowing I would find a use for it. When I stitched up the Lizzy Kate Haunted House I knew I had found just the right use for my place mat.
I have also been busy sewing up another apron for my daughter. She likes to wear them when she serves dinner at our seniors dinner at church. She almost has one for every holiday now. She came by the house as I was sewing it. I did later add two round pockets in front.
If you are wondering my daughter and I look almost alike, well except she has long thick wavy red hair and I have short thin straight gray hair that is dyed. OK she is also tall and thin and I am short and round. She has the darkest brown eyes and I have light blue. Other than that we look alike. OK she really takes after my husbands side.
Today is Pam's birthday Confessions of a Southern Stitcher. Hop on over and tell her Happy Birthday. She says she can't believe she is getting this old. She isn't really she is still in her 40's wait till she catches up with us in our 50's and more. She really likes acorns and squirrels so I stitched her up this tote bag. You will have to visit her blog to see what else she got. Pam will be attending the stitching retreat with me in New Hampshire. We are both counting the days.
Always keep love in your stitches,