Tuesday, October 26, 2010

If You've Never.................Well, You Should!

If you are a stitcher the Pals Fall Fling is like heaven on Earth.  I don't have any friends who stitch in my town so it was such great fun to be around a group of like minded ladies.  If you've never been to a cross stitch gathering, I highly recommend it.  Stitchers are such a great group to be around and in my opinion PALS are the best!

Look at this table full of goodies.  On Friday night we had our grab bag and Christmas ornament exchange.  For the grab bag exchange we had to fill a "container" with cross stitch goodies.  When our number was called we got to go to the table and choose a "container" or we could steal a container from someone.  It was quite interesting to see which containers were stolen the most.  The trash can and Santa's butt were very popular. 

When it was all said and done I got the cute beach baby can that is in the first picture.  It was full of great stitching stuff:  fabric, threads, needles, a pair of antique scissors, a thread sorter, a Vera Bradley coin purse and many other useful supplies. 


Friday was a busy night!  We also participated in a Christmas ornament exchange.  Here are the two ornaments I received.  I was so excited about this exchange I forgot to take pictures of the two ornaments I stitched and finished.  So if anyone out there in blog land received my ornaments, I'd love to have a picture of them.  :-)

This little beauty was stitched by Robin.  The design is from the JCS 2007 Ornament Issue.  It was stitched on Silkweaver Reflections "Angel Song" 32 ct. linen.  I love the effect of the fabric and think I'll be getting some soon. 

This little cutie was stitched by SusanNC.  I love snowmen and he caught my attention immediately.  I'm not sure of the designer but he seems familiar.  I'm thinking he came out of JCS Ornament issue.

We were blessed to share the convention center with a group of Miley Cyrus lovin' Mary Kay ladies and
The Mary Kay ladies were hard to ignore but the X-CON people were surprising inconspicuous, except for Saturday evening when they invaded Myrtle Beach for their Zombie Walk. 

On Saturday night we ended our evening with one last exchange.  Here is a cute little piece from Michele (aka Mavis).  
Michele told me this was her first attempt at beads and I think she did a great job.  It looks perfect sitting in the basket on my stitching table. 

I'm already looking forward to next year's Fall Fling.  My goal for next year is to take more pictures.  I was so busy enjoying myself that I often forgot to capture things with my camera.  I guess I'll have to go blog stalking and steal some pictures from fellow Pals.  :0)

Thanks for letting me share my Myrtle Beach trip with you.  I appreciate you stopping by and I love reading your comments. 

Currently I am working on a Halloween piece that I better get busy on or Halloween will come and go.  I'll be excited to share it with you when I get it finished.

Keep on stitchin' on,


Yvonne..... said...

It was so great to meet you. You survived the weekend with all of us crazy stitchers so you are officially "one of those people" - LOL! Hope to see you again next year. Keep in touch. You can check out what's going on in my life by visiting my blog at www.escapeandcreate.blogspot.com

Carolyn NC said...

It was great meeting you and having a blast at Pals. Love the goodies and pictures!

Nicole said...

It was great meeting you last weekend! Looks like you got some great things in your exchanges! I love that pincushion Michele stitched - I'm glad you got it! :) Hope to see you at the next retreat! :)

Beth said...

I am so glad you had a great time - it was fun meeting you. Sorry we didn't connect up at the airport. I am glad to see that you plan on being there next year with all of us old timers. You will have lost your newbie status!!

Siobhan said...

It sounds like a wonderful time! My husband is a golfer so Myrtle Beach is nirvana for him. I'd love to go the retreat one year and send him off golfing. Love all the exchange pieces that you got!

BeckySC said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time :)
Have a great weekend!