Thursday, August 12, 2010

A very happy dance...........

Just a quick update on the Friendship book. As you can see Jill and I have our books done. I can not tell you how happy I am to have this finished. It was quite a challenge!!!!! This seemed to be a very painful finish for me. I just could not wait to have it done, not sure if it was because I just wanted to stitch and not spend all of my retreat on this finish or what. But I have been doing the happy dance since about noon today. My Friendship book is on the left and Jill's is on the right. We stitched our pieces on 36 count flax and I used Belle Soie Enchanted Forest. Jill used a threadworx fiber number 1157. I must say after all the work our books turned out very well.

Here is a look at the book opened
and the other side.

After I finished my book I got back to work on this Blackbird designs Rose Garden. I stitched it on 30 count St. Valentine's Blend with Crescent Colours Cappuccino. I stitched this for my dad who passed away many years ago when I was six. I stitched his initials and year of his birth in this piece.

Lori finished her LHN scissors bed. Hers is on the left. I did mine earlier this year and made my own bed. Just thought we would take a picture of both of our scissors beds.

So there is an update of retreat 2010. I am sure I will have one or two more posts before the fun ends:)
Thanks for checking in and Happy Stitching.

14 comments:

Hazel said...

Stunning books and love your rose wip. Great finishes. x

LindataxPA said...

Wonderful finishes. Watching your retreat week has been a great treat for me. I can't believe how fast you stitch Joan!!!

Linda B

Patty C. said...

I just love the friendship book - I never heard of one - nor have I seen one - Yours is wonderful !!!!

Take Care

Peggy Lee said...

Friendship books look great! Ahhh...the feel of a FINISH!

Rose Garden is absolutely stunning. I have written it down and will get the supplies to make it next week.
Thanks for sharing.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Yeah for both of you!!! What a treasure to add to your stitching collection! You should be so proud!

Sharon said...

What sweet finishes! Can't wait to see what's up next for you!! :)

Solstitches said...

Both needle books look fabulous and I love your BD finish also.
I plan on stitching the LHN one soon and hope mine will turn out as nice.

Margaret

Carol said...

What lovely friendship books you and Jill created, Joan! And you and Lori did wonderful jobs on your little beds. It is so nice that you have dear friends to stitch with...

Brigitte said...

Both friendship books are fantastic. You rarely see them finished on blogs and I can easily imagine that it was a lot of work to finish them so nicely.
Rose Garden is just beautiful.

Sonda in OR said...

Yay for your finish! It looks great! Enjoyed hearing about your retreat and it looks like it was a wonderful time!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow your book is gorgeous! I'm jealous of your 5 day retreat!

Suzanne said...

What beautiful finishes!

Carol R said...

Beautiful friendship books!

What a fun time at your retreat - it was great to see your gift packages to each other and now I have to find one of those Ottlites in the Fall!

Just Me and My Shadow said...

What a lovely blog. I have just enjoyed having a look through it and you have done some lovely work. I have bookmarked you :)