Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Some times life and stitching just gets in the way. My retreat was awsome!!!! So much fun, food, laughter and stitching!! Can not wait to go again. What a great bunch of gals and of course it is alway nice to spend time with others who share your love for the craft of stitching. Following are some of my pictures of the events. Sorry they are not in a very good order.
The previous two pictures are some of the statsh I picked up at Fancy Works. One of the owners Liz was on the retreat with us. I stopped there Sunday on my way home. What a sweet shop of course I did not stay on my statsh diet. One of the retreat attendes said these are souveniors (maybe it doesn't count then)
This is a picture of some of the dying we did on Sunday. It was taught by Coleen. I have lots of ideas for other projects with dying.
This is a beaded ornament that Liz taught. Everyone finished one! Some even more. It was fun not to hard. I am thinking of doing some more for some present toppers.
This is one of the ornaments I started over the weekend and finished up when I got back it is LHN contribution to the JCS ornament mag. I started two other ornments but need some more fibers to finish will be headed to House of Stitches next Saturday to get them.
When I am at House of Stitches I am also going to be picking up my supplies for my dd and her boyfriends cross stitch pic they picked out of their two boston.
This week I am going to be working on my haed wolf.
I also won a drawing this past week. So stop back later in the week to see what I won!!
Well off to check the laundry then stitch! Dinner is cooking and the house is cleaned!!
Last night I put the finishing stitches into Needlework Shop!! I just love pinks and greens! I think I will be making this into a pillow. I picked up some pink striped fabric with roses on it that I think will look really nice. So stay tuned for that.
Tomorrow I leave from work to go on another stitching retreat!! I am going with the online Hoosier Stitcher group that I belong to. I can not wait to just spend the weekend with fellow stitchers and just stitch and get to know each other better. I am taking some Christmas ornaments to work on. Need to get some done for my EGA Christmas party.
Yes! I finished Seasons. I actually finished it late Monday but last night I was at my EGA meeting so this evening was the first chance I had to take a picture and post. I am leaning toward making it into a pillow for our living room. Now I am working on the Needlwork Shop. I would like to have it finished up before I leave next week to go on a retreat with the Hoosier Stitchers Yahoo group I am in. That way I can concentrate on the Christmas ornaments I need to get going on while I am there.
The sewing machine is back! Today I tried my hand and made two flanged pillows for the first time.
Probably will not win any awards but in do time I think I will get better at it. Believe me I have a pile of things that need to be finished finished!!! On the stitching front since I am going to be making a change in my rotation I am trying to get seasons done. I have one more block then I need do the outlining and then it will be finished. So stay tuned for an update in the next couple of days. Yesterday I made a trip to House of Stitches in Laporte to pick up some materials for some ornaments. Had to order some floss that they where out of so I will have to make another trip in a few weeks when they get in. Which will be ok since when I got home the patterns for the boston terriers had arrived so I will need to get some linen and probably some dmc to do those. Then I really need to go on the a statsh diet for awhile but of course the Mirabellia tree just came out for 2008 so I will probably need to get it. On the blogging front sorry I have not been leaving comments I really need to get better about that but be assured I am reading them on a daily basis. Everyone is so inspiring! Well I need to do some things for my ega meeting this tuesday, then I get to stitch and watch the Bears. Hoping for a win since it seems the chicago baseball teams are not having that much luck at all. Until next time, May you be blessed with stitches, Karol