Friday, October 7, 2011

Ready to Go!

"A vacation is like love -
anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomforts
 and remembered with nostalgia."
Arthur Unknown

I am still in the anticipating stage of my vacation but not for long. I leave tomorrow evening for the New England Stitching Retreat. Hopefully my only experience with discomfort will be the all night flight I am taking.

We can bring some of our stitched items to share with the group. Since I am flying I choose smaller items to take with me. I have first choose the Christmas Etui Tree. This was the piece Thea taught us last year so I wanted to show I had finished it. I know it could be better but it was my first time finishing a piece like this, I have never even done a stand up before this. The other is my flower ball by Just Nan.

My local stitch shop for their anniversary had a limited edition piece (that just means they can charge more, and I fell for it) designed by Just Nan. I thought it matched my tree so I will also be taking it to share. It is a scissor case.

My mom knew I was making a Halloween set to take with me and packed all my Halloween shirts to wear. This is what she gave me this week to take with me. A fun pair of ear rings and watch.

I keep singing "All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go". I really enjoy flying and so looking forward to getting away. I will try and post while I'm away. Hopefully I will have some beautiful fall pictures of the changing leaves. Pam and I will keep you updated on the retreat. Wish everyone was going with us. Maybe there will be a blog friend there.

I'm all packed and counting the hours. Next post from the beautiful New England states.

Always keep love in your stitches,


gracie said...

Have a wonderful time...I look forward to your posts from there or soon after!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finishes!!!!!! Love the ear rings and watch your mom gave you!!! How fun!!!!

Have a wonderful trip!!!!

Jane said...

Would love to be coming with you ~ have a wonderful stitchy time xx

Charity C. said...

I love all of your finishes! I hope you have lots of fun on your trip!

Bekca said...

I hope you have a wonderful time Teresa! All of your finishes look beautiful.

Kelly said...

Have an awsome time. Looks like you are very controlled in the packing area:) Hope you left room for some new goodies.

cucki said...

beautiful finishes..
have a lovely and wonderful trip..
hugs for you xx

Sarah said...

That tower is ABSOLUTELY stunning, I think I'm in love! I've seen a similar thing done with stacked borniscus but nothing quite like that before. I think the scissor keep matches wonderfully.

Very cute earrings, have an absolutely wonderful time away!

lesli said...

The flower ball is beautiful!! I'd love to make something like that :)
Hope you have a lovely vacation!


Karen said...

Your finishes are beautiful! Great job on your tree!

hope you have a lot of stitching fun....

Nancy said...

Lovely finishes! Have fun!

butterfly said...

Oh i love your stitching how beautiful, you have done a great job, wish i was coming with you. have a great time away. Hope you can still blog ,letting us now how you are doing , hugs June.

Tolentreasures said...

Hope that you have a great trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Have an amazing tmie!

Those are beautiful pieces you're taking with you.

Carol said...

I am so, so impressed by both your tower and flower ball, Teresa--beautiful work... I can't wait to hear all about your New England retreat--should be glorious with those fall leaves on display :)

Karen said...

I am so in love with that tree! Can you tell me where I can find the pattern? Your work in lovely :) Have a wonderful trip!!!

Tatkis said...

Lovely finishes!
Have a good trip and enjoy it!


Pumpkin said...

OH WOW! Those are amazing pieces Teresa!

LOL! Love the watch and earrings :o)