What a beautiful weekend it is here in Virginia! I finished listening to Janet Evanovich's new book "Finger-licken Fifteen" - it's great, of course. I have to admit that I received numerous strange looks as I kept laugh hysterically throughout the story - when people on the trail started giving me a wide berth I realized how silly I must look hot and sweaty as I jogged along laughing uproariously at something no one else but me could hear. Oh well, it was well worth it. I am now listening to Mary Kay Andrews newest book - "The Fixer Upper". If you have not read this author, I highly recommend her. Her stories are delightful.
A delightful elderly lady from church learned that I cross stitch (as does she) and invited me to a Needle Arts Exhibit. We traveled to it yesterday and I was just amazed at the work displayed. There was such a wide variety of needlework - stump work, bargello, hardanger, goldwork, and brazillian, just to name a few - some of which I had never heard of or seen before. They also displayed some exquisite bead work. If anyone is interested, the show is in Bedford, VA and is presented by the Blue Ridge Chapter Embroiderer's Guild and the 7 Hills Chapter of American Needlework Guild. I have not heard of either guild but would like to learn more - I have no idea what a guild does. Does anyone belong to a guild?
I received some stash recently - it's so hard to resist a 40% off sale!
Silkwood Manor - Just Nan
Barnabas meets Bella - Just Nan
These popular patterns have been on my wish list - I can't wait to start stitching!
The Plantation Sampler
And lastly, progress on my Learning Girl's Sampler - I am really enjoying stitching this.
Well back to my stitching and Samantha. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon.