I just didn't know what to expect when I signed up for the Retreat. I have been to another Retreat many years ago where we had projects they provided and some lessons they taught. Before that, I had gone to the Love of Needlework Show and taken classes there. Those by the way were awesome. It was too bad when they stopped. I took a great needleroll class from Lori Birmingham. I also learned how to do some silk ribbon work and I tried tatting. I could never get the hang of that. Brilliant thought ****betcha Youtube****
Moving right along. We received a project bag with a Victorian Sampler kit Wisconsin, JBW Designs Garden Wisdom, Needlepoint Silks (the same colors as my first dresser scarf), a magnet pad, a package of little nail files and a green mouse. The silks and the mouse seemed like kismet to me as did the Lizzie Kate snippet.
I had just seen this on another blog...can't remember which one but, thought this was really cute. "I should get that one." Wouldn't you know it was in my project bag. I really was meant to be at this retreat. The other Lizzie Kate in the pic above was the prize I won on Saturday night with the Hurricane Name that Tune. I got the piano version of New York State of Mind. Once I figured out I had to stand up to get picked, I did okay. I was also a little dense with the theme. Eventually I caught on to that one too. Duh!
Another fun thing was I met a fellow blogger. Melanie, see her blog HERE. She is the Queen of Mirabilia. A very impressive amount of stitching pieces. I probably do as much stitching in one year what she does on one piece!
Lest I forget, today is also TUSAL day. I thought rather than showing my accumulation thus far, I would show my ORTS I saved from the retreat. Don't they look elegant on the Lennox butter dish?
Thanks everyone for stopping by. I love the comments you all send. It really makes my day.
Hope you are having a good week. Today, the sun was finally shining after the gloomy, wet and yes snowy weather we have been having.
Keep on Stitching.