I don't know how so much time manages to pass between posts. It's nuts. Sorry about that.
A few weeks ago I attended a stitching retreat hosted by my LNS ... Thread & Eye. As always it was a fun time with an informative class. I highly recommend these retreats, there is something special about a whole weekend spent doing something you love with a room full of people who love the same thing! So good for the soul.
I arrived later than usual because I had to attend my convocation ceremony earlier in the day. As I walked down the stairs I received a rousing round of applause (I blushed) and tons of congratulations from my friends. Another pretty special moment. My friend Martha had a sign taped to my chair:
What a nutter! It certainly got a good laugh out of me! I kept it on my chair all weekend and I just kept on grinning.
During the evenings when we don't have class, I worked on some of the projects I brought with me. And I finally have a finish!
This is Welcome Sampler by Kincavel Krosses -- well, a truncated version. I started it as part of my Ultimate Crazy January Challenge (31 starts in 31 days) back in 2012. It needed to be done. This will one day hang on the wall of my office, when I get a professor job, that is.
There was lots of stitching, chatting, laughing, and finishing at this retreat (literally -- the class was about finishing ornaments). A good time was had by all.