Every Stitcher's Hideaway features an exchange and a Show and Tell Night. These are both very popular features as one gets to know quite a bit about the fellow participants by looking at their work and listening to their stories . I will start with the Exchange since that took place on the first night.
I was delighted with what I drew: this gorgeous little Altoid tin completely covered and converted to a marking pin keep made by a lady who sat at one of the middle tables. While I don't know her name [it might be Linda], I know her stitching from previous retreats and it is very fine as is her finishing.
I also want to show a photo of the interior of this exquisitely finished little stitching accessory.
Normally, I take a lot of photos of Show and Tell but this year I was too wrapped up in the doing to remember to do any recording. I suppose that is a good thing and a true measure of just how much I enjoyed myself. I am not one of those people who takes a picture of every Kodak moment that comes along, anyway. I have to make a conscious effort to take photographs. As a responsible blogger, I usually do manage to make the effort to document a special event such as a retreat. Just not this time. I am sure Sue, who is much better with a camera than I, will have loads of pictures up on the Stitcher's Hideaway website soon. I refer you here ... just give it a little time. Sue also collects photos and comments from the participants, so it takes a little while for her to write what she calls Fun Reports.
And an update on my small Kindred Spirits project, I didn't have very much time to stitch yesterday but I did manage to get a little further than I had planned. I hope to finish the stitching today and assemble it as well.