Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yes, I Have Been Stitching!

I haven't posted too much lately as I was working on a birthday gift for my friend Joan. We just got home today from a very fun Birthday Stitching Retreat for her. It was absolutely wonderful! Here is the birthday girl her very self.

Joan, you were such a great sport--thanks!

Here is what I made for Joan.

I had asked Joan's daughter to "steal" a few things from her stash for me as I wanted to stitch something for her. I picked this hardanger piece as it had been quite awhile since I did hardanger and was excited. I actually taught hardanger some years back at one of the best LNS' that ever existed.

There were 7 of us at the retreat and we were all quite productive. I stitched the following 2 items and started another.

This is "Sew Peacock" by Carol @ iStitchaholic. Of course I had to do it in purple. It is Belle Soie Elegant Eggplant, stitch 1 over 2 on 40ct Antique White Linen.

Here is the 2nd thing I stitched--Block 3 of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. I am really enjoying this piece, 1 square a month.

It was a very fun weekend and I look forward to our next retreat!

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments on Hearts Left Behind and my Spring Exchange. I appreciate everyone who visits my blog.

Have a great week!


Dianne said...

wow...your hawk run hollow piece is really coming along! keep it up :)

corinna said...

wowsa that's a lovely hardanger piece!
your x stitch pieces are great.
looks like a fun and productive retreat.

Karen said...

what a fun time! WOW on the hardanger piece! love that peacock! I am thinking teal for mine. :)

Nic said...

What a lovely gift you stitched for Joan - fantastic!

And you did a great job on the peacock - when I saw Carol talking about that chart, I thought of you and wondered if you'd be stitching it - of course you would! Love the colour choice :o)

Shari said...

I have never done hardanger, but that is so pretty!!!! Great gift!
Love your HRH piece. I must get a couple of them, before they are no longer available at a reasonable price!!
great job on the peacock too! I love the ISTITCH pieces...I am working on one now!

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

HRH is lookig great. Sounds like a fun retreat....Nancy

Shay said...

what great progress....the gift is so beautiful

Kelly said...

The hardanger piece is beautiful. You were very kind to give that away.

Mama Joan said...


Thanks again for all your gifts and the fun weekend. I am glad to have a "Jill" Hardanger piece. You helped make my BIG birthday great. Can't wait to be back home for good on Saturday.

Kim B said...

Beautiful stitching!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Everything is so beautiful! What a fabulous bunch of stitching you've been doing. I love your HRH Christmas piece and the idea that you've paced yourself to one square per month...great idea. I'm really admiring all you're up to these days!

Lynn B said...

Wow Jill, these pieces are lovely,
especially the hardanger! I am going to have a go at doing some hardanger over the next few months, I think it looks so pretty.


Littlebit said...

What beautiful work you do! Love the hardanger piece, love the peacock, wow on Christmas at HRH! Just browsing blogs today and found yours..nice to meet you. :)

Tanya said...

Gorgeous hardangersom!!


Suzanne said...

The hardanger is so beautiful. Great progress on your stitching.

Kathy A. said...

I saw Stitch Peacock and thought of you right awway. Somehow I knew you would have it stitched right away! Nice job. Your Hardanger and stitching are lovely as always.