Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Retreat...

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome ~
to my blog!

I hope this finds you all well and wonderful!
It has been a busy few weeks, so let's get started....

This past weekend...
I was lucky enough to be able to attend a retreat of a closed group of ladies that call themselves, 
The Hoosier's Stitchers. 
I have been a member on-line of this group for years, but with my kids young and my working on the weekends, I just never attended a retreat, until this past weekend!
WAHOO! It was so much fun!
Here's the Name Tag Necklace I made myself :

My Name Tag

We had a whole lot of fun....just relaxing and stitching, stitching, stitching!
I taught a quick class on cord making :)

The weather could have been better, it was wet, icy and cold...but inside there was warmth, fun and LOTS of laughter!
I don't have one blasted picture to share with you because I was too busy flapping my jaw and stitching :)
I started and finished a project though!

The Gilmour House Sewing Tray
by With Thy Needle and Thread ~ Brenda Gervais
stitched on 30 ct. Weeks Dye Works Cocoa linen
using Belle Soie Icing by Classic Colorworks

WTNT Gilmour Brothers_front

WTNT_Gilmour Brothers Coverlet 

WTNT Gilmour Brothers Sewing Tray

I have the sewing tray....but honestly, I wanted it a little larger and I am going to frame it. 
I love how it turned out. But I'm going to be honest. I thought I'd have this knocked out in NO TIME...but it took me two days and one evening of stitching nearly constantly!
~ minus jacking my jaw and laughing hysterically ~
There are more stitches in there than what you think!

We had a dirty Santa game...
that was an optional experience, but I chose to participate. 
Participants had to choose items related to stitching that were:
Dull
Shiny
Soft
Hard
Chocolatey
Froggy
Just Because
and your MUST HAVE stitching accessory.

So....
I got to thinking real hard and I chose:
Must Have Stitching Accessory: Thread Heaven
Just Because: Puffin Needle Minder ~ Dragon Fly
Chocolatey: BIG bag of Hershey Nuggets
Shiny: Two packs of Bohin needles
For Froggy: A Project Envelope
My Froggy Project Envelope

For Soft: A small accessories envelope
My Accessories Case

For Hard: A Floss Tag
For Dull: A Pincushion
My BEE set

My box was stolen three times which was the most times one box could be stolen and the winner was Sandi Gomez. I hope that she loves the box as much as I loved creating it for her!

FUN!!
I got a lot of sweet colored flosses, a sweet small scissors, some aida and a gift certificate to my LNS!! The creator of my box was Jodi! Thank you Jodi! :)

On the Homefront....
we were just notified that Miss Ellie is one of the five finalists for 4H'er of the year 2016!!!

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How proud do you think I am?..........
PRETTY DOGGONE PROUD!!!!!!

And this doesn't seem possible....
but in about 5 weeks, this girl:

Katie_Senior_2016

will be a graduating Senior from
Bloomington High School South
Class of 2016

Does not seem possible.
...and writing it makes me want to cry.

What else has been going on?
~ finishing for my lovely clients ~
I'll let the pictures do the talking....


LW_Shepherd's Bush Mary's Stocking finished for Julia PG_Friendship Flatfold front PG_Friendship Flatfold PG_Memorial Pillow front PG_Memorial Pillow back PG_Merry One JP_Brooke's Books Advent 8 and 9 JP_CCN Merry and Bright JP_CCN O Come JP_Ho Ho Ho JP_LHN Sampler Tree JP_LHN Tiny Skater SR_Halloween Pillow CM_SHSW Calico Sampler Wall Hanging CM_Summer House Stitche Workes _Calico Sampler Hanging MD_AB_Charlotte MD_Chessie and Me tuck MD_Janette Douglas Designs Pincushion MD_JBW Mary Had a Little Lamb 
MD_PSS_Winter Wiener

Until next time....
celebrate every day because, every day is a gift from God!
Be kind...
Hugs in Stitches,
Vonna xxxx