Frony Ritter Designs went to sewing camp. The counselor (my Sister DeDe) taught me to turn my designs into little bags.
In addition to sewing, camp activities included picking wild flowers, roasting s’mores, snipe hunting and playing tricks on the counselor. At the end, the Kingsmen/Dennis Mitchell Band, (remember their song Louie Louie that was so popular the FBI investigated because they feared the indecipherable lyrics were indecent?) played for us so we could exercise our feet, not just our hands. Here is the band and Oregon friends displaying some of Frony Ritter Designs which included sewing. (Check out the two mini me dolls that look just like their owners). My camp counselor has taught at the sewing store owned by Kingsmen Todd McPherson in Salem, Oregon called Whitlocks, more proof that music and stitching go together like gooey marshmallows and graham crackers.
Speaking of stitching musicians, there is also a cross stitcher in the Celtic Tribal Rock group called the Wicked Tinkers. They are all holding up cross stitch charts but to find out which of these guys stitch you will have to go to one of their awesome concerts and ask. The zombie van? If you have seen the television series Grimm you know that Portland is full of weird creatures that sometimes need to be controlled. I just don’t know why that van was following me.