Monday, June 8, 2015

Where was I?

Oh yeah...I remember now...I was going to write about our annual trip to St. Michaels...but then, got in the way!!  Gee, I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last posted.  Well, I have been kinda busy....

So, would you like to see what folks were working on during our annual retreat?

 These little characters were needlepoint pieces that were finished off as these adorable little decorations.  I think if you click on the picture you'll see a bit bigger picture so you can see them better.

And here is a picture of all of us.  It was great to see our friend, Ms. P, who we don't get to see too often.  It was a great weekend, full of laughter and stitching, what a great combination!!

I've been stitching here and there, it's been kind of hit and miss.  I did take a week long trip to go visit my Mom in New York.  I didn't get much stitching done there.  She kept me hopping!!

Once I got back, we had another stitch day with the lovely Ms. Astrid.  I actually stayed with her for a couple of days.  I think her ultimate goal was to give me a break (she knows how busy I've been and how tired I am) and I was able to finish this needlepoint piece I started a while ago.  It was such a joy to stitch, and though I'm happy for a finish, I'll miss stitching on it!

I finished another of the Garden Journal Series on the last day of May.  

I put a few stitches in Aurora Cabin, but I feel I'm falling terribly far behind if I'm going to finish before the year is out.

I finished the Little House piece I was doing that included three of the Hometown Series she was designing.  I thought this came out so cute!!


Here are the biscornus from the exchange I signed up for.  Roz made the first one shown here.  She knew I loved the color purple...isn't it just lovely?  And below the two pictures of the one she made me, is the top of the one I made for her.


I've been stitching some on a Round Robin I'm getting ready to start in September.  I'vve done the border and the first of the series.  This is a quick stitch and I hope the other ladies in the group will enjoy stitching on it!

I've also finished stitching my part on another RR I'm participating in right now.  I stitched February, first because it was my Grandmother's birth month (and she is the one who taught me to stitch) and also because I love the color purple.

I should be posting in a week or so for the gifted gorgeousness (I have stitched my piece for this already, but will wait till the 15th to post) so I'll see you back here then!  Happy Stitching!


Danielle said...

All of your pieces look fabulous and I am sure your retreat was a welcome respite from everyday life.

Linda said...

Lovely stitching DJ.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow you have been busy. Sounds like you really needed and enjoyed the retreat break.

I love the Cottage Garden Samplings series and your Round Robins both look great too. Who is the designer of the flower one?

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lots of lovely stitching.