Monday, August 9, 2010

Pre Retreat Post....

I have been very busy getting ready for our annual retreat which starts tomorrow at 9 am and goes until Saturday afternoon. With that being said here is what we will be doing tomorrow. These are the squares that I had to stitch for the Ackworth Friendship book. Now tomorrow the six of us will put our books together.

I have been doing a lot of stitching and sewing for retreat. I won't be able to show my works until after tomorrow. But I have also been doing some other stitching which brings me to the following item:

I stitched this LHN ornament for Cathy B for an exchange on the Friends Through Threads Blog. This ornament is from the 2010 JCS magazine Christmas ornament preview. It is called the Gingerbread Tree. I stitched it on 28 count coffee dyed fabric with DMC.

Since about the middle of June I have also been obsessed with quilting. So I made this table topper with a new tool called the lil twister. The fabrics are from the local Quilt Shop hop here in Minnesota. I have some pictures of other quilts I have made in the last 7 weeks, which I will post later.

I received these squares from Jill last year for my birthday and I finally decided how I wanted to finish them. Here is the front of the pillow.
Here is the view of the back of the pillow. I am quite happy with how the pillow turned out. Thanks Jill.

5 comments:

Yvonne..... said...

Have a great time at the retreat and can't wait to see the pictures!

Karen said...

what fun! have fun on your retreat with the girls! i love the little pillow you finished up with Jill's squares, very cute!

Brigitte said...

It will be a lot of fun to put the friendship book together on your retreat. Enjoy your days!
I love the little pillow you made out of Jill's squares. Nice idea. And I'm looking forward to seeing more of your great quilting.

Terri said...

Your blog is very pretty! I love the colors.

Suzanne said...

I love the little pillow for Cathy and the way you finished the squares from Jill. Lovely quilting.