Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blackbird Design retreat update

To start off our retreat weekend I stitched this Blackbird Design motif from the book Joyeux Noel. The bird was from the Vintage Pincushion pattern. Then I soldered the design between glass and attached it to a chain. I made one for myself, one for Cathy B, since she and I were roommates at retreat and then one for Alma and Barb.

The first project we were given on Friday night was a monogram sachet pillow. We stitched our initial and then added whatever else we wanted to our design. This was a quick and fun stitch.

Here is a sample of other pillows that the girls stitched up. There was quite a variety of ideas flowing through the room.

Here is the sample of Tulip House which was the project for our retreat weekend along with the Stitcher's Companion Box.

This box was Alma's sample of our project.


Here is the outside of the box that we all painted.


This was my stitched piece to go on top of the box.

And here is the finished result of my box. I think it turned out quite well.

Here is what the inside of the box looks like. I had such a good time working on this project. I may have to stitch another one sometime.

If you ever get a chance take a class with Alma and Barb of Blackbird Designs. You won't be disappointed.

I also want to thank Deb the owner of Stitchville USA for hosting this retreat. Everything was great.

9 comments:

Diana said...

I love your BBD stitched class pieces! Wish I had taken the class.

Karen said...

OMG! they are all gorgeous! Now i really cannot wait until July to go to Tulsa to take class with them at the Silver Needle. what fun!

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous!!!! I am going to their weekend at Tomorrow's Heirlooms and I can't wait. The little necklaces you made a so sweet too :-). Thanks for sharing.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your necklaces are wonderful, Joan! I'll bet Barb and Alma were tickled to death. Your box turned out great!!!!

Vonna said...

Yep, I knew I would be and your pictures now confirm...totally jealous. Completely.

LOVE the projects and how sweet of YOU to make such darling necklaces :)

Lelia said...

awesome job on the blackbird necklaces - sweet of you to share! thx for sharing the project photos : ) It allows all of us peeking at your blog to enjoy the retreat, too.

志源 said...

Well done!........................................

冠伶 said...

Well done!........................................

Suzanne said...

I am so jealous that I live so far away that I can't attend a retreat! I really love the class projects.