I was so excited to finally be going to my first stitchy class of the year. So Friday afternoon I drove to House of Stitches. I didn't want to go to the hotel first, I wanted to shop! I had been there last June with my friend Terry. Since needlework market I had been wanting some of the things that I saw on various sites and I made a list. I found some of the things I was looking for. It was very fun shopping. They didn't have the Italian designers things but otherwise, I got everything I was looking for.
I saw the hotel as I was driving to the shop so it was easy to backtrack and check in. I had a lakeview room. This was the view from my balcony:
I was surprised at how much ice was still on the lake. It was cold too. It was great to have a view anyway. It was a big room.
The bed was so high, I wasn't sure I could get into it without climbing on a chair.
Friday night we met after dinner (McDonald's as we were pressed for time). House of Stitches had a small project for us. It was this bottle meant to hold needles. There was banding to go around the bottle and you could stitch one of three designs. It was a great project. I was able to finish mine.
I choose the flower design. Betsy, our teacher, chose to do a little red design. It was so cute that I decided I wanted to get one more of these little kits and make one just like hers. We also got a basket of goodies. I love getting presents. Great day!