March and I went to the Woodlawn Needlework Show yesterday. Some very beautiful pieces and of course we get ideas and go "oh I want to do that!". I even brought a little notebook this time to write some of them down. The best in show was by a local lady and it was a piece by Thistle Threads. It was a little box. She did a great job. There was another piece in the glass case with it that another lady and I oohed and aahed over. It was a blackwork piece and they had it turned so you could see the front and back. You almost couldn't tell which was which and neither of us could see where she ended her threads. Incredible. There were the usual samplers, Mirablias, and what not. The things that really blew us away though, was a room full of Japanese Embroidery. OMG! If you have never seen this, go find some. It is the most delicate, shiny, detailed stitching I have ever seen. You stitch with silks on silk. I cannot describe how beautiful they all were except to say that in all the years we have been going to the show, this was the first time we went to a room twice. If you are any where near Northern Virginia, go to Woodlawn this month.
The rest of the morning/afternoon was spent shopping in two of the LNS'. I bought stash (how could I not). I'll post a picture later today. Right now we are getting ready to go see Alice in Wonderland in 3D IMAX. We bought our tickets online last night. We learned our lesson after trying to get tickets for Avatar (never did get to see that) and of course I'll go see anything with Johnny Depp in it LOL!
Have fun stitching!