Happy Tuesday!! Everyone enjoy their 3 day weekend?? (I know, some of you already have that :)) What a great opportunity for extra stitching!! So I wanted to share an experience that I had this weekend, and knowing in our little stitching community-- while large, is still quite small. Knowing some of the most exquisite items landed in NY 5 months ago, to prepare for their debut this weekend was too much for me to handle. 2 words is all I have to say--- Betty Ring.
I have been waiting for this weekend with most patience since the post somewhere last August, claiming Betty's prized possessions would indeed be sold. Well, the weekend had finally arrived and my Husband and I had the utmost privilege to see them. The catalog has been shipped, and you can see them virtually online, but I assure you------- there is NOTHING like seeing them in person. I slept fine the night before, and knowing the next day would bring such excitement did not keep me up.
I wish the place was packed, and I know that there will be several of you going to view these fine pieces. If you have the chance, I highly recommend it. It is free to view all these gorgeous pieces-- although it will cost you to get into NYC-- and then there is lunch :) The hardest thing was selecting which pictures to share with you. There are too many to share all of them. I know this small sampling will wet your whistle. I would love to have a collection like this, but knowing they will go to good homes, is all that is important. It is sad they cant be viewed in one place all the time-- like in a museum. I know that there is no money for this sort of ongoing exhibit and it is a shame. This will be the last time these girls are all hanging out together. (There is always the lottery!!!!)
I hope that all of you have enjoyed this small tour :) I am so motivated to stitch now!!!!! LOL.