Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blackbird Designs retreat update.....

Just a quick update on the progress of my retreat project. Here is a picture of both projects.

I finished the small box pin keep while at retreat. I started to stitch on the Needle book on Saturday night after we got back to the hotel. I finished the stitching this morning and went right to work on making it into the needle book.

Here it is in it's folded form.

This is the outside view of the whole stitched piece.

And the inside of the needle book. I added a scissors, a thread counter that Jill had made for me and a Kelmscott thread keep.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Happy Stitching:)

21 comments:

JOLENE said...

Love, love, love it!! So beautiful, lucky you to share some time with Barb and Alma. Smiles....

BrendaS said...

WOW! Your pieces turned out beautifully. It was so nice to meet you and Cathy this weekend!

Have a great day!

Katrina said...

Wow, it's really, really gorgeous.

Faye said...

Stunning Joan!!! I am amazed at how beautiful everthing is from this retreat....Just beautiful.

Julianne said...

Joan,

Lovely work! You really finished it quickly. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment using it.

Yvonne..... said...

I am so glad I finally got to meet you in person. I feel like we've known each other forever and yes, I would love to come to Minnesota to visit - except I will fly and not drive!! LOL! I love your finished pieces. I'm still working on my pin cusion and then my needlecase (which I may make into a cube instead). I've updated my blog with some retreat info and pics too so come by and visit!!

www.escapeandcreate.blogspot.com

Diana said...

Your BBD retreat pieces are so pretty! You sure must be a fast stitcher! It sure sounds like I missed a great retreat. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Wow, you stitched that FAST! Both pieces turned out so pretty. Congratulations!!

Annemarie said...

Hi Joan, I just found your blog through Cathy's post, and I couldn't wait to see your finished pincushion. It's gorgeous, as is your needlebook, and the rest of your lovely blog!

Karen said...

WOW! I knew you would have it all done this soon! You are super speedy! :) I have to pull mine out and get stitching on the needlebook now. It was great to meet you and had a wonderful time with you!

Lelia said...

beautiful stitching & finishing. thx for sharing : )

Deb said...

It looks fantastic! And you finished it off so quickly!! Beautiful pictures of your work too!

Michele said...

have I told you lately that I hate you?? lol well I do you wicked fast stitcher you! lol .. I don't know why I'm surprised you have it all done .. but WOW you are amazing and I love it all finished up :)

pat said...

dass ist virklich eine schone Arbeiten
viele Grussen
Pat

Alma Allen said...

Oh Joan,

Your needlebook and pincushion turned out just wonderful. So glad to see you in class again!

Teri said...

Lovely! Such a pretty finish. And those colors...oh my!

natalyK said...

Great job on your needlebook. I love BBD and the finished project is always so nice. I hope I will one day get to a retreat that they teach.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful finish. I really love the needlebook and all the beautiful accessories.

FIONA said...

joan I love all these projects! Beautiful stitching! xx

Solstitches said...

What a thrill it must be to attend a Blackbird Designs retreat!
I adore this needle book.
Beautiful stitching and finishing.

Margaret

Mary said...

Your work is beautiful Joan. Looks like the retreat was fabulous. I have known Lindy for years but haven't been to Tulsa...maybe someday!
I'm new to "blogland" and happy to follow yours (*Hugs*)