Some people stitched small items for an exchange. I completely forgot about it until I got there but had stuff with me to stitch up this little scissors fob to put into the exchange. I wish I had taken a picture of the back because the backing fabric really makes it. I used a piece of French General fabric I got in a Moda "layer cake" at a quilting shop.
I received this fabulous pin cushion that the stitcher customized for the event! It's filled with crushed walnut shells.
One stitcher brought us little patchwork pieces that were stitched for pincushions. They were all different. The only catch is that we had to stuff them, sew them shut, and sew on the button ourselves! Okay, it was actually really fun - here's mine:
Kathy (the owner of The Stitch Niche) let me bring some of my Beaded Frogger kits. I held a little mini-class in the hotel's breakfast area. Besides the fact that it was hot and the lighting wasn't so great, everyone seemed to have a good time and enjoyed making the frogger.
Lynette made 2 froggers during the evening!
BTW, here's my new favorite stitching accessory!
The ladies at my table called "Cheers" whenever any of us made a mistake! I expected the mistakes to get more frequent as the evening progressed, but we were sensible :) I'll definitly go back again in April! Thanks, Kathy, for a great weekend.