Monday, November 21, 2011

Back from Stitching Retreat

I had a wonderful weekend in Goldbar, WA at a stitching retreat.  Today's post is to catch you up on what happened before I left.



I finished Blackbird Designs Love Letters with a painted paper mache box and chenille trim.




I also finished a Prairie Schooler Snowman ornament. This was my first time to finish as a little hornbook.  (My husband made the hornbook for me.)  It was a struggle.  I kept cutting down the cardboard to make it smaller, but I think I should have gone a little smaller yet.


Last Tuesday was my local ANG guild meeting. We had a stash exchange.  This is what I brought home.  What a blast this was!  I have already started the little fleur de lys pincushion. Click on any of the pictures to see better.


The following finishes were delivered to me at the stitching retreat.  What a thrill to get anything back from my local finisher, Kathy.  Here is Blackbird Designs Sweet Heart (from Joyeux Noel book) Dusty rose is my favorite color and I am so pleased!




Susan Roberts Santa Nutcracker 
This was finished in 2010 (or 2009?) It has been sitting in my finished box. I don't know why. Kathy finished this as a stand up. It has a little slit in the bottom back to slip a little plastic stand in. Mrs Santa Nutcracker is still in my to do basket.



Renaissance Designs 5th Day of Christmas (part of a series of 13)  I love this series! Finished as an ornament.



And check this out--LHN The North Wind finished as a pillow with plaid fabric and tassels!  I told Kathy to surprise me and this is just WOW!  Love, love, love this!  Thanks so much, Kathy!  You're the best!

More tomorrow on the stitching retreat and all the fun happenings there!

17 comments:

blue star stitcher said...

The plaid on the North Wind pillow goes perfectly with that design. Great finish!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The ornaments and pillow all look fabulous.

Tricia said...

Everything is so cute, but that pillow is amazing! What a treasure!

Patty C. said...

Awesome pilow
Enjoyed the post ;)

Tracey said...

Wow! You've been busy! Beautiful work!

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing. The North Wind pillow is just stunning

butterfly said...

Such great Christmas stitching love every thing and your exchange stash.

Giovanna said...

Absolutely beautiful finishes - congratulations!

Siobhan said...

Wow!! Talk about gorgeous finishes! I think they all turned out great. Love the hornbook--what a neat idea! The stuff from your finisher is all fantastic, but the LHN The North Wind with that plaid fabric really blew my socks off. Wow! I'd never have thought plaid for that but now that I've seen it with the plaid, I don't think anything could have been better. It looks amazing!

Chris said...

So many beautiful finishes!

Carol said...

You and Kathy make a great team, Teresa! I especially love your North Wind pillow--just gorgeous!!

Sherry said...

Look at all those wonderful finishes! I love how you finished the North Wind and that Nutcracker is adorable! What a haul of stash you brought home too!

Cynthia said...

I love seeing all your finished projects! Christmas is in the air.

Cynthia

SoCal Debbie said...

Your finishes look fantastic! I especially like the Santa Nutcracker holding the string of Christmas lights!

Lesley said...

I LOVE the North Wind pillow!! Please leave me that in your will. Thank you :)

Jennifer M. said...

Such wonderful finishes! I love how the Santa one came out. Very Nice!

Jen

Tatkis said...

Beautiful finishes and you certainly had a great time :)

Hugs,
Tatyana