Thanks to the internet, I've been able to follow their progress. Bethany's goal was to get her project stitched by the end of September so that when she went back to Ohio to visit her mother the two of them could assemble their huswifs and needlebooks together. Yippee--she made it, and earlier this month JoAnn and Bethany worked on the assembly together. I think you'll agree they both did an exquisite job stitching and assembling their pieces.
Bethany wrote, I thought I would send these photos off to you, I know how you love seeing your designs finished. Mom and I have really enjoyed our time together and this weekend was busy. We worked together step by step putting together your Huswif and what a wonderful time we had. Your instructions are like no other, even being away from this piece for months, it couldn't have gone any smoother. We both thank you for your talent and your wonderful designs.
front view of the huswifs and needlebooks
view of the inside of the huswifs
Thank you, JoAnn and Bethany, for sharing photos of your beautiful work! I love the staging of your pieces to reflect the fall season. Also thank you for your very kind words. We work very hard to have very detailed and complete instructions, so it's always nice to hear that our efforts are appreciated.
I know you had a wonderful time together in Ohio and are looking forward to being back together very soon. Who knows--maybe I'll see you when I'm in Canton in May teaching for the Inn Stitches Spring Fling retreat. I know Kim is already making lots of plans for a great time!
Vaida, your blog give-away charts are now are their way to you in Lithuania. I hope you'll enjoy them.