The other fun trip I have coming right up is a concert by ROBERT PLANT - WHEEEEEE - Jody and I are heading to Clearwater on the gulf coast of Florida to see Robert on tour with his new venture band of joy. Apparently there are some guys in this group that he played with in pre-Zeppelin days. I was not familiar with them but anything Robert does is gold in my book. I did not see the acclaimed Raising Sand tour with Allison Krause. The closest concert to us was Birmingham AL and that is about 9 hrs so we decided to skip it. So the last time I saw Robert was in NYC about 5 years ago. What a trip that was with BFF Jill - will never forget the excitement of being in NYC and seeing Robert Plant at the Beacon Theatre. So - a weekend away sounds great. I've mapped out a scenic route thru the center of the state - we'll stay off I 75 and go thru horse country. On the way home we'll travel back up the gulf coast and might stop at Homosassa Springs to see the Manatee exhibit. I've never been in that area of the state before and I never pass up an opportunity to do something I've never done before.
Last Saturday the Azalea Sampler Guild got together for our monthly stitch in. There were lots of gorgeous projects in progress. I wanted to show you the work of the talented and dedicated stitchers in our group. My apologies to Jill and Henri - for some reason the photos taken on your side of the table were too dark to put up on the blog. Henri finished her beautiful Hannah Horsfall quaker which was repro'd by another guild member Karen of the Spinning Monkey. Then Jill had a new start on a quaker which is to be a purse insert - I think it was Quaker and Crown but I'm not very sure I have that correct.
So here is the show:
Here is Teresa's new start on the Bent Creek Alphabet Row - beautiful rich fall colors.
Kerrie's almost finished Jane Rees by the Scarlet Letter - I'm not sure of the linen but I know the silk is Gloriana Schoolhouse Red - this is so huge and so impressive in person
Another red beauty by Linda the french sampler Marie Lucie - I think she said the linen was graziano in 38ct and the red is overdyed cotton by Threadworx.
Jackie's beautiful Quilts and Quakers - the colors are just my style and the linen is PTP Mello and the called for Valdani overdyed cottons.
Mom is rocking along on her Vierlande which was in SANQ a couple of issues ago - this was supposed to be a guild SAL and Henri has finished hers. Mom should be closing in on a finish in the next month or so. I have two rows of alphabet but that is it. Not sure who else is stitching this but I'll show more progress when I see them.
last but certainly not least is Kris' gorgeous Villages of HRH. These pieces always blow me away in person. They are so gorgeous. This is on 40ct Lakeside - not sure of the color with the called for NPI I think.
And where is Mel's progress????????? Well - I just don't have enough of that Hem Stitch sampler to show at this time. After my class - I promise I'll show you what I've been doing. I am also working SLOWLY
on the BBD AoTH - still on Snow Garden. However I am making a little progress here and there.
Knitting hummm - I'm always knitting - working mainly on two summery jackets - on a moss stitch jacket by Debbie Bliss in her summer yarn Amalfi - very pretty - I think I showed the yarn earlier this summer in one of those Savannah stash hauls. the other focus garment is the tea party cardi which I am knitting for a good friend using Spud and Chloe 50/50 organic wool/cotton - a lovely yarn in a bluish teal. I'm itching to start another shawl - I have several in mind but mainly Seraphim.
I hope to come back to visit real soon. As always - I look forward to your blogs and your comments on my blog.