Saturday, March 24, 2012

Almost Finished...

I made good progress on my retreat piece today. The stitching for the strawberry fob and the pinkeep are done; I have a little more ribbon embroidery and beadwork to do on the pincushion. I may leave this final little bit for next weekend; I'm antsy to do some plain old cross stitch!

The strawberry...



The pincushion...the remaining beadwork and ribbon embroidery will go along the outside edge...



And the pinkeep...




Very tired - did some spring cleaning today - washed windows and vacuumed under furniture that hadn't been moved in awhile. I'm pooped!

Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Just lovely, the ribbon flowers and the bargello part too. I love doing bargello, but I also know what you mean about just regular cross stitch. CJ in OK ;-)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a bonnie design, I love the mix of stitches.

Shirlee said...

I'm impressed ... both with the stitching project & the spring cleaning : ) Congratulations!

Margaret said...

Your stitching is so pretty! This piece is going to be wonderful! Good for you for doing some spring cleaning too!

marly said...

You made short work of that set! I'd be plugging along for weeks. Such a beautiful design and your stitches are perfect.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very nice, Cathy! I love the pink flowers. I nned to do some spring cleaning, too! Maybe tomorrow.

natalyK said...

Lovely stitching! We had this project at our retreat in NH and it looks like you won't have much left to stitch at your retreat. :)I hope you have a wonderful time.

Marsha said...

They are all so pretty, especially the pin keep.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Your needlework is so beautiful! So inspiring!

Natasha said...

Just lovely! I've enjoyed watching your progress on this piece :)

Giovanna said...

Very pretty pieces!

MoonBeam said...

Wow, this is going to be gorgeous...

Bobbi

Chris said...

It is going to be a treasure when finished. It is lovely :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your progress! They look awesome. You are going to have such a good time at the retreat!

Lynn said...

Beautiful stitching Cathy! Such a wonderful mix of stitches!

Way to go on getting a jump on the spring cleaning! I have so much to do yet and I just get overwhelmed when I think of all of it. I know... one thing at a time, lol!

Jean said...

Oh what a lovely piece, combining the needlepoint bargello with embroidery. Love the colors

Veronica said...

This is so pretty. I really am enjoying watching your progress.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lelia said...

I gave you a Liebster Award!

Enjoy your week-end ; )