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Monday, April 3, 2017

Two Finishes and a WIP

Well I have been able to find some time to stitch now that school is over. I was able to finish the pattern from the recent stitching retreat. Now I just need to find the time to assemble the bag:
Then I finished a little project that has been a WIP since at least 2013. Sadly it only took about 1.5 days of intermittent stitching to finish even with some disassembly in order to customize it a bit:
Finally, I have picked up the Bramble and the Rose and started working on it again. It's a really relaxing project to work on. Since I don't need to worry about changing colors at all it allows me to engage in a form of meditation while I am working on it. It rea`lly pulled my weekend together for me!
I'm looking forward to working on this one more in the next few weeks. Hopefully I'll start seeing some progress towards my stitching goals for the year (which really is mostly just tostitch a bunch and maybe finish a few projects).

Monday, March 13, 2017

Stump Doll

I finished the stump doll project from the weekend retreat last night! I still have to finish the bag, but what a big step forward for me. I am so happy with how it came out...and what a joy to stitch!  Thank you to Isabella of The Primitive Hare for the lovely project.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Annual Stitching Retreat

This weekend was the annual stitching retreat for A Stitcher's Garden. This year's theme was Spooky and involved a class taught by Isabella Maria Grazia of The Primitive Hare. Rather than a name-tag challenge for this year, we had an ornament exchange. I finished mine at the last minute (last night)...

This also is officially my first finish (although not the only stitching I have done) since 2015!

Of course a major part of every stitching retreat is the act of separating myself from my money and receiving some bits 'n' bobs from the retreat committee...

Ir was so nice seeing my friends and making new ones at this retreat. It has been a couple years for me and I sorely missed being at the event!

The class is a wonderful piece to front a diddy-bag and a stump doll with a pumpkin apron. I will be posting my progress photos in the near future. In the mean time I must finish picking up from the retreat and start sewing the doll and bag.

Jan, as always, I am looking forward to next year's event!