Friday, July 23, 2010

BBD Part III

I still have many wonderful photos to share with you, I hope you don't mind if I continue to dwell on last weekend's Blackbird event at the Silver Needle!

One of my most favorite parts of an event like this is spending time with other stitchers who have a mutual love for the art of needlework. Ask Joan and she will confirm for you, I spend more time flitting around from table to table visiting with people than I spend on my butt stitching the project. Clearly this explains why Joan's class projects are already finished and mine are not! But I digress...

It's fun meeting other stitchers, especially those who I have met in blogland. I posted a picture of PJStitcher with my very first post. Here are some other blogger friends that we met up with at the retreat:

Here's a picture of Michelle and Karen. Please check out their blogs for more BBD reports!


Here's a picture of me, Edie (no blog, but stalks and comments, LOL!), and Joan.



See what I mean, Edie and Joan are both busy stitching! Me, I'm working the crowd, taking pictures!


One of the fun parts about visiting with others is admiring their finished projects that they brought with them. There was a table of ladies that had completed this 2006 BBD Loose Feathers called Secret Garden. Here's one of the finished boxes, inside and out - isn't it gorgeous?




Another lady had finished this box using this BBD Loose Feathers #33 Keepsake Box and Pinkeep (thanks Carol!)



And check out this beautiful box finish. This was a class project that they taught at Old Mill Stitchery in Liberty, MO. This stitcher did a beautiful on her box - it was so cool!




Finally, here is a pincushion. I believe this design is from the BBD Loose Feathers called Winter Wonderland.



There were other bloggers there who I really enjoyed meeting - wish I had taken even more pictures! It was a wonderful weekend and I hope to do it again soon!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoy your weekend!

19 comments:

Tammy said...

It has been so fun seeing all your pictures!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful class.

Karen said...

I enjoy seeing all of the pics. The finished pieces are amazing! Thanks for sharing....

Laura said...

Hey, I could read part 4,5, 6.... and never get bored! Thanks for all the photos and fun!

carol fun said...

I have enjoyed seeing your pictures of the class. Oh I wish I could have been there too! As for the box that you were wondering what Loose Feather pattern it is -- it is #33 Keepsake Box & Pinkeep. It is one of the charts with a section of the Mystery Sampler.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures of the projects from other stitchers. I just keep wishing I hadn't changed my mind about going.

Yvonne..... said...

You can keep on talking about this past weekend!! It's still fresh on my mind and wish I was still there!!

Brigitte said...

... and another batch of pictures. You can go on and on, for me it's such a delight to accompany you through your retreat.

Sandra said...

I'm lapping up all the gorgeous photos of the retreat on various blogs, and I wish with all my heart that I could have been there with you. One of these days, when I retire, I'll come over to the US and join you.

Faye said...

I have absolutely LOVED seeing everyones pictures.... Those finished boxes are stunning....

You ladies had the best time. Its written all over those smiles you have!.... Faye

Margaret said...

I'm glad you were working the crowd -- we get to enjoy the benefits! lol! Love all the pictures! Fantastic! I'm so glad you had a great time at the retreat!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous!!!! And I am glad I am not the only flitting around looking at everyone's goodies ;-). Hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend!!!

Lynn said...

I'm one who works the crowd too at our stitching get togethers. I really enjoy meeting other stitchers and bloggers as well as picking up tips from them.
Thanks for sharing your pictures.
The finished boxes are just amazing!

Michele said...

I just love reading everyone's blogs about the retreat! Your pictures are incredible :) I kept forgetting my camera lol .. sure wish we'd taken pictures at dinner! But I know we'll meet again.

Sherry said...

great photos! I can never work in a group. I want to visit and chat! lol.

Karoline said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, thanks for sharing

awikkidwomanswords said...

Sounds like you all had a great time and the projects look great. Look forward to seeing your finished.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing.

mainely stitching said...

Wowsers, what amazing stitching and finishing! A very talented bunch of ladies!!

Marie-P said...

I am drooling over the finished BBD projects! You are SO lucky to be able to attend that retreat. Wish they had that here in TX.

I like that you were "working the crowd. :)