This was a project through one of our local guilds; the design is from Carol Pederson. It was an interesting project. We manipulated the variegated threads to ensure that colors were placed strategically. I made some slight modifications...
And before we all know it, it is Sunday and our weekend of fun is about to end! As you can see, the snow is almost all gone. The sun was shining and it was difficult to take a picture without the reflection.
The project is beautiful and I look forward to stitching it! I made a fair amount of progress on the pocket; not quite enough to share with you yet. Here are some pictures of the model.
Here are some closer shots of the sampler version...also stunning...
Many thanks to Deb C. And Deb S. For a wonderful weekend. And thanks to Cynthia Zittel for making our retreat such a special experience!
Another Stitchville Spring Fling has come and gone. We wait with anticipation from one year to the next, and then the weekend comes and is gone in a flash.
Mother Nature tried to interfere this year. We had about 10 inches of snow dumped on us on Thursday night. Everyone arrived safely - the weather did not interfere with our plans. Just to be safe, some of us stayed at the hotel on Thursday night. This was the view outside my window on Friday morning.
After breakfast, we found a spot where we could stitch and visit until the retreat was scheduled to start.
As you can see, the stitchers are ready...
And at 4pm, the doors opened and the retreat began! The tables were lovely, as always.
We were greeted by Deb from Stitchville and our guest of honor was introduced...Cynthia Zittel of The Drawn Thread. She revealed our project for the weekend. We had the option of stitching the sampler or the stitchers pocket.
When I returned to my room at the end of the day there were caramel treats, this sweet bird candle holder and this welcome note! It's these small little details that make this retreat so special!
Decided to stay an extra night and arrived a day early. We are having a major snowstorm in MN and I didn't want to make a snowy commute tomorrow. Enjoyed a nice dinner with many good stitching friends.
And my friends who traveled from Indiana, brought me a piece of pie from the Norske Nook! Delicious!