Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hello! Back home to reality!


I know, I know.....it's been like forever since I have updated my blog and for good reason. You see, I decided I needed to get away. I needed to spend time with my needle and thread. I needed to laugh uncontrollably and be with great friends. I needed to smell the ocean and stay up late. I needed my PALS!! So, in order to make the most of this get away adventure, I needed to get some stitching done. I needed to put together a grab bag, ornaments and kit up projects. In order to do that, I had to neglect all of my blogger friends. But, I'm back - tired - but I'm back. Back to reality. Since there is just so much that goes on during a PALS Convention, I'm going to break up my blog posts and give you a little each day. Let's start with all of the stitching and finishing I had to do before I left for the trip to Myrtle Beach.

This is my grab bag container. I used my paper crafting skills to decorate an empty paint can and filled it with lots of linen, fabric, scissors and other Halloween goodies.

I also stitched up this altoid tin pin cushion and scissor fob to go inside my grab bag paint can.

On Thursday night, we had a Fall and Halloween stitched exchange. I participated in the Halloween exchange and this was my piece - a Blackbird Designs Halloween Stocking. My good friend Amy got this one.

On Friday night, we had not only the grab bag exchange but the anticipated Christmas ornament exchange. I stitched these three ornies and was finishing them up right up to the last minute!

And last, but not least, here is a Blackbird Designs Halloween Cat design that I made into a pillow for the stitched exchange. At the last minute, I didn't participate so this one got to come back home with me.

There are lots of pictures out on the blogs of those that attended this year. You can see some of the pictures by visiting the blogs I have bookmarked on the right hand side of this blog page under "My Blog List". Go check them out and be sure to leave us a comment. We love sharing and we love to hear what you have to say.

I'll be back tomorrow with another installment of the fun PALS Convention 2010!!

Stay Tuned!!

9 comments:

Nan said...

It was so great meeting you at the Fall Fling! I love your stitched pieces. Your finishing is lovely.

Deborah said...

I love the decorated paint can, as well as allthe stuff you put in it. The BBD pillow is great.

Karen said...

Hi Yvonka....How did I miss that big chair???? It was great hanging out with y'all this weekend. Your stitched pieces were wonderful...sad I didn't get one of your ornaments. Your Halloween pillow is too cute and I can see why you kept it.

Lastly, your son was such a nice young man! Definitely can't wait until next year!

happy stitching..

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great stitching ~ I wish I could have gotten one from everyone! I loved being there, and am already looking forward to next year. I thought that chair would make a great photo op - very cool! See you...in December...

Mama Joan said...

Looks like you had a great stitching time. I wish I could have been there. Very cute paint can and goodies.

Carolyn NC said...

And it was so good to see you again! What fun it all was. Love all the stitched goodies!

Nicole said...

It was so good to see you Yvonne! It was so much fun hanging out with you and meeting your son. Thank you for sharing your Puffcorn - definitely going to have to get some!! I can't believe I had that paint can slipped out of my hands twice! It was beautiful inside and out!! Hope to see you in December!!

Beth said...

It was nice seeing you back at the Fall Fling!! Sorry I didn't get more of a chance to chat - so many people - so little time!! I love your stitched pieces, and I think you were very wise to keep your Halloween pillow - LOL!!

See you next year!

Chris said...

Was great seeing you again. Love the BBD Black Cat pillow, that is so cute.