Saturday was an absolute lovely day at Myrtle Beach. I enjoyed several walks in the beach during the course of the day... Can you believe how blue the ocean is?
In the evening, we had several exchanges. The first was the "stitched" exchange - no theme, other than the exchange piece had needlework in it. Projects included wall hangings, pinkeeps, boxes, pillows and more. Here's a small sampling of some of the items (taken as they went whipping by me around the table!):
The next-to-last item above is a scissor sleeve (with a fine pair of scissors included). The needlebook (final image) was created by my friend Beth from Kentucky.
Then we were into the Christmas ornament exchange - absolutely amazing in the number and variety of ornaments and finishes! Here are a few images of the tables before the "picking" began:
I put together four ornaments for the exchange:
(upper left) Winter Tiny Trio - The Trilogy
(upper right) Old World Santas II - The Prairie Schooler
(lower left) Merry Christmas - Country Cottage Needleworks
(lower right) Ding Dong - Little House Needleworks
I received four absolutely wonderful ornaments in exchange:
Upper left - Chris, NC
Upper right - Maggie, VA
Lower left - Donna, SC
Lower right - Amy, SC
As we often heard around the table, the ornaments were all so beautiful, and it was really hard to choose!
So I'll close this post with a final image of Myrtle Beach, taken Sunday morning as I was finalizing my pack-out and beginning my trip home:
Many, many thanks to Amy W of Down Sunshine Lane for all of her efforts to provide this wonderful opportunity for us all. The stitching and fellowship - and new friends - can't be beat!
Getting busy for next year!