Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Back for Part II

I'm still reminiscing about the fun weekend in Tulsa. In my last post I told you all about Friday's events; but the main event occurred on Saturday!

Joan and I were up bright and early and one of the first ones in the door when the Silver Needle opened at 8am. We weren't going to buy anything on Saturday, having made all of our purchases on Friday night (yeah, right!) The class with the Blackbird glas started at 9am, so we did our speed shopping and headed over to the classroom.

A retreat with Barb and Alma is like a feast for the eyes...they always bring lots of models with them. From a tree adorned with some of their stocking finishes...



....to some of the Anniversaries of the Heart pieces completed and framed...



I took a picture of this finished design; I think it is the Glad Tidings chart - I really like it!



Here is the most current Loose Feathers project - Hedgerow Birds. The bag is much larger than you expect and the linen color is more gold than pictured on the cover of the pattern. It's really a pretty design!



Scattered about on the table were a number of projects that Alma and Barb have completed using stitched fragments...



... or colored copies of designs that they have stitched.



Here's Margaret Harris:



Our main project for this event was this pincushion in an oval box and a needlebook that folds in thirds.




Our main project on Saturday was to paint and wax the boxes. Barb told us that when we were finished with it, the box needed to look worn - like it had traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon! Here's a picture of some waxing and buffing in progress:




My pincushion is not quite finished yet, but it will be soon. For a look at a finished pincushion, check out Joan's post from Sunday, July 18.

Well, I think that's enough for tonight. Believe it or not, I have more to share with you. You will have to wait for Part III...

21 comments:

Margaret said...

It's so much fun to see all the pics from the retreat! Thanks for sharing with us!

Yvonne..... said...

I had such a great time this past weekend and I am loving the details and pictures you and Joan are sharing. I finally got my blog updated tonight with some pics too. You'll have to check it out!

www.escapeandcreate.blogspot.com

Michele said...

Hi Cathy!!! I did have your blog on my blog .. I'm sooo bad! but sooo glad I got to meet you last week. It was truly fun fun time. It was so nice to meet you! Wish I would have taken pictures at dinner! owell .. next time, right :)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What fun! I love seeing all the pictures, Cathy and can just imagine all the laughter and sounds of credit cards screaming with delight at being used for such pretty things!

Sylvia said...

Lovely pictures - I loved taking the one class in Virginia with them. Haven't been able to do another one since. I am totally envious of you being able to go. The project looks amazing.

Kathy A. said...

Looks like a fun retreat. Lots of beautiful stitching to admire and one magnificent shop for shopping.

Vonna said...

I can just sit and sit and gaze upon your pictures and others pictures of this fantastic weekend for hours....thank you so much for sharing!

Giovanna said...

What lovely pictures - thanks for the close-up of Hedgerow Birds, it's one I'm stitching now and I love seeing what it will become!

Cindy's Stitching said...

great pictures and what a great retreat

Karen said...

I feel like we are back there again going through your blog. :) my camera is being a booger, hopefully today it will upload. LOL I really want to finish putting my pincushion together today, that's my goal.

Katrina said...

Oh wow, oh wow!!!! I so wish I could have gone to the retreat too. Pictures are wonderful :-).

Lois said...

Oh my! Looks like you'd a wonderful time. Loved seeing all the pics and the class project is wonderful!

Deb said...

Just love all the pictures. It looks like just so much fun!

Lelia said...

thx for sharing & I'm looking forward to part three, too!!!

Lynn said...

Seeing all of Barb and Alma's finishes would certainly give anyone ideas and inspiration!
Can't wait for Part III!

Berit said...

Awesome to see these pics--Tulsa is my hometown though I've never been to SN. Thank you SO much for sharing!

Moreen said...

What a great time you had at the retreat!
Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pictures.
I have so enjoyed reading your post

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my, I can't get enough of all these pictures. It's great to see how much fun you all must have had. And it's great to see all the wonderful BBD pieces displayed.

Hazel said...

Fantastic photos! I just love they have made the little notebook with scraps of stitched linen. I have the Glad Tidings chart - haven't stitched it yet but will gladly send it on to you when I have if you can wait that long. You're right - it looks superb.

mainely stitching said...

Oh that's it! I have to go to the next thing that Barb and Alma teach at!

LOVE the pics!

Suzanne said...

What fun to have ssen all those beautiful projects. It must have been very inspiring.