Sunday, August 18, 2013

Four Months?

Well I see that it is been nearly 4 months since I last posted. Yikes! I have been a bad stitcher, bad blogger and probably even a bad friend at times. I have become so involved in my job that I wasn't even having any time to stitch. I am really trying to change that.

Last week we had our annual retreat, and I quickly realized how much I needed it! This retreat, Fiesta, was our most relaxing retreats. Maybe because for 3 solid days, we did not go anywhere. No Joanns, no stitching store, no nothing...just stitched!

We had our usual, food yummies and meals and exchanged our gifties. And now I must admit, I am a bad photographer too. I brought my camera, but didn't even take it out of my tote. We did manage to get a group shot with our new official "Stitching Squad" shirts on.

I just love this picture of us. We all look so happy, and we were. It was a great retreat!

This is what I worked on, Jeannette Douglas' Strawberry Stitches. I started this about a year ago. The picture isn't the best, but I will post again once I get the charm and frame it. There are a ton of different stitches in this piece...very time consuming.

There are so many things that I want to stitch. However, after much contemplating, I decided to pull out a UFO instead of starting another new project.

I pulled out, Patches of Life. I still really like this piece so I am going to work on it for awhile.

During our retreat, we watched a few "Breaking Bad" I am hooked. I just have about 10 left to be caught up this the current season, which happens to be its last season.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!



niki ad said...

Hi, Jill !!!!
Your Strawberry Stitches creation
is fantastic !!!I love cross stitching, too !!!!I have just become a member of your blog!
I hope that you will follow my blog ,too !!!

Daffycat said...

The strawberries are gorgeous, Jill. What a lovely finish.

Welcome back!

Faye said...

You girls were having so much fun~~~~ that is the BEST picture of the 4 of you!!!!

Faye said...

You girls were having so much fun~~~~ that is the BEST picture of the 4 of you!!!!

Chris said...

It sounds like a perfect time away! I hope that your schedule eases so that you can get back to stitching. Lovely projects and a great pic of you guys!

Mama Joan said...


It was a relaxing fun retreat!! And glad to know that you are hooked on Breaking Bad--it is additive.

Keep stitching:)

April said...

So glad to see you back blogging and stitching! Great pictures of your stitching. Love the picture of y'all in your tee shirts!!

Annette-California said...

Welcome back:) Strawberry Stitches is Beautiful. Congrats on your finish. Patches of Life is very pretty too. Glad you enjoyed the retreat with friends:) love Annette

Andrea said...

Looks like you all had a great time together. Strawberry Stitches is lovely and Patches of Life is progressing well.

Penny said...

Glad to see your post! It is so easy for time to slip by when you are busy. Lovely photo of your group! Beautiful stitching! Hope you can work a little stitching time into your schedule. :)

Melody said...

Hi Jill. Glad to see you back. I'm glad you had time to stitch again, and blog.

My daughter has had me watch some breaking bad episodes. I need to catch up..