Monday, January 23, 2012

January Retreat

Another retreat is in the record books and it was a good one. We had three new participants and it must have gone well because they want to come back next year!
The first bunch of pictures  is a sampling of some of the fabulous stuff that was on display. I don't know the names of the patterns but I do know who stitched what, I think.

Liane's work

Liane's work

 Another one stitched by Liane

This one is Clare's

These 4 were stitched by Cheryl

This Ink Circles and the wine one below are Kathy's stitching, as are the incredible wolves, which were done over one by the way!

Leslie, Jeannine and Diane

Brenda, Kathy Fran and Clare way in the background

Fran and Cheryl




 We stitched a lot, ate well and there was way too much laughing going on a good deal of the time! What an excellent way to spend a weekend!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Back at stitching

After four days last week with no stitching whatsoever I finally got back at it on Wednesday. I had not been feeling all that well and all I wanted to do was read and sit by the fire. However by Wednesday I got back in the groove and managed to work on, and by the end of the week, finish the second section of Jardin Prive. 

After that I wanted to work on something that did not require the magnifier and that would give me a little instant gratification so I did this ornament from an old British Cross stitcher magazine. Although it is on 32 count I still thought it too large so I did it again with varieated thread on 25 count along with another ornie for the same magazine. Unfortunately when I went to photograph those two this morning I found that my batteries had died in the camera and I have no extras. Those pics will have to wait.

I did have battery power on Friday though and snagged a photo of Cheryl and Fran's  versions of Ink Circles "Mother Maya". Isn't it amazing how colour and fabric change the picture?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lisa's finish

 Lisa has done a fabulous job on this cat who looks just like her's!
In keeping wtih what seems to be the trend this year I am diligently working on my works in progress...all seem to be large so the progress is slow. Here are four pages  of White Lilies on Red from Mystic stitch.

Paddy is recovering extremely well from her ordeal on Christmas night. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and good wishes.