July 12, 2009

Unconfined: Pear Tree Court

I escaped my confining chores today and zipped up north to Pear Tree Court (In Stitches in Alexandria), where I met two famous bloggers: Tanya, of the Sampler Girl (having a trunk show and debuting a new design), and Siobhan, all the way from Ireland, who was, as I was, talking and shopping. Here's just part of Tanya's beautiful layout, full of charts and models and with a Jane Austen movie running in the background. I'm sort of kicking myself for not insisting on a photo of the two ladies-but I hate shoving a camera in someone's face, especially when that picture's going to wind up in cyberspace, and although the photo doesn't show it, the shop was extremely busy with stitchers shopping the sale and meeting the designer, so I contented myself with the display. I'm also not showing you Tanya's new design, since she was waiting until after the trunk show to reveal it, I believe.

I bought the new design, and also this, one of my favorites, Mrs. Lincoln.

I worked a little on Tea Party today. Of course, it is your fault that I started it, since I'm going to be reporting on its difficulty considering the embroidery. So far, so good--pretty standard bargello stitch for the grass, then ccs on the woman's dress, with some french knots. I've nicknamed her the headless hussy for the moment.

On the way home, I stopped at Lowe's to pick up some stuff and spotted this gentleman and his bird checking out. Amazing that the bird doesn't need to be confined!

"Humph! You got to fly north, the bird at Lowe's isn't caged, but I'm stuck in this old room! But never you mind, I'm chewing my way out."

Happy week!

20 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh lucky you, to meet both Tanya and Siobhan! And to go to In Stitches too! I'm so glad you're going to be telling us the difficulty on the Tea Party piece. It's so pretty so far!

Tanya said...

It was such fun meeting you too. Thank you for stopping by - what a fine way to spent a Sunday afternoon :)
Tanya

Melissa said...

How fun to meet both Tanya and Siobhan, and at a time when she's here from Ireland!

Glad you jumped right into stitching Tea Party. Headless Hussy is looking good so far! ;-)

quiltcat said...

It sounds like you had a fun time! great designs, too. And look at the Peaches, chewing her way to freedom! (the picture of the guy with the cockatiel on his shoulder is really cool)

stitcher2 said...

I love you pictures and your work on Tea sampler. I can't wait to see your progress.

samplerlover said...

Love your headless hussy. Can't wait to see more of her.
Sounds like you really had a lovely Sunday afternoon. It's always great to put faces to people.

YowlYY said...

I am sure she's learnt from Pink and Elvis how to deal with barriers :)
Lovely stitching as usual, and In Stitches looks fantastic!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

A well deserved getaway! Peaches is right, of course, she deserved a day out as well.

Kellie said...

Hi Glenna, How fun is that to meet both Tanya and Siobhan! :) I really like Tea Party piece. That man with the bird is unusual. I can't believe that bird would just stay on his shoulder like that. Peaches is so cute!
Have a great week!

Maren said...

LOL, cute cockatiel. How lucky to get to meet Tanya and Siobhan! LNS shopping and meeting new friends; a great way to pass an afternoon.

Deb said...

Wow - you're so lucky to be meeting both of them. I'm sure they wouldn't have minded a picture! Sounds like you had a wonderful time though! Love your headless hussy! LOL

Jan said...

Lucky Glenna! That would be so great meeting Siobhan and Tanya!! Know they loved meeting you too, I would love the opportunity!!

I adore that Tea Party piece, and will follow your progress with my tongue hanging out, I am sure!

I need to email you soonish!;)

The Bunns said...

FREE THE BUNNY!

Brigitte said...

How fun is that to meet with stitchers and even an designer. I love Tanya's charts very much, without exception. And I love Siobhan's choice of projects.

The Scarlett House said...

You are a lucky one! I bet it was great fun to meet them both in person. I love Mrs. Lincoln, (I'm in IL girl). I think you have renewed my interest in stitching it.

Nancy said...

I just found your blog via Siobhan's blog. You are so lucky you got to visit with her and Tanya. I haven't met Siobhan, but I have visited with Tanya and her family, and they are so sweet. You will really enjoy stitching Mrs. Lincoln. I have stitched all of Tanya's First Ladies except Mrs. Jefferson and Hannah's, and they are just waiting their turns. Hope you have a good week too!

Loraine said...

How lucky! Love both of these ladies blogs, and I'm sure they are a delight in person.
Love the new start. I've put that on the wish list as well.
What a great day!

Siobhan said...

It was so fun getting to meet you, Glenna! ;) I hope I didn't talk your ear off too much. I loved seeing your stitching, too!

MyLifesAStitch said...

The Headless Hussy, LOLOL!! Love it. :) Looks like you've made some decent progress so far!

I am still kicking myself for not making the trip down there on Sunday with Leah. Ah well. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

furrybutts said...

I thought the headless hussy was a pink bunny at first lol.

Peaches is making good progress with the gate!