Sunday, August 16, 2009

An Update--Back to Reality!

Well, our retreat ended on Friday and now life is back to somewhat normal. I didn't really take any pictures except for the first day, but I will share this one with you.

This is Joan's cat--he is such a good sport! He loves it when the stitching girls come over.

The only thing I worked on at retreat was Part 4 of my Isa Vautier SAL. I finally finished up the last square this morning.

I am still loving this piece even though I really had the itch to start something new at retreat. So far I have gone through 9 skeins of floss. That is hard to believe.

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Brigitte finally received my summer exchange from the Friends through Threads exchange blog. I decided to go with a "bee" theme and stitched Lizzie Kate's "June Stamp Flip It". It is stitched on 28ct. Lugana. However, I changed all the colors to DMC Variations except the white and black. I finished it as a tape measure holder and was lucky to find a tape measure with a bee on it.

Here is a picture of the entire exchange.

This was great fun for me as I have always wanted to do some "bee" stuff!

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Terri received my "Stitcher's Choice" ornament for the ASOE Ornament exchange.

I stitched Heart in Hand's "Blackbird Sampler" on a 32ct. Linen remnant with DMC as charted. Terri loves Blackbirds so I thought she would like this.

I am the only one home today so I am going to "play".

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Kathy A. said...

Lovely stitching girl.
Love the kitty hat.

Congratulations on your winning. Welcome to the sisterhood.

Carolyn said...
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Carolyn said...

What a cute cat.

Wow 9 skeins of floss is a lot. Your SAL is looking great.

What a neat exchange I love your version of the June Stamp flip it.

The Blackbird Sampler Ornament is adorable.

Have a wonderful day and Welcome to The Sisterhood!

Suzanne said...

Your SAL looks great, but that's a lot of thread to have gone through already.

I love the exchange items you stitched, they are really lovely and I love how you changed the LK piece to be Brigitte's name.

Brigitte said...

Thanks again for this wonderful exchnage, Jill. I loved the bee theme of all those goodies, what a great idea. And I love my name on the little pocket. Now I do hope that my package will reach you soon.