Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Great Retreat and lots to show

Good day to all my followers the ones that comment and the ones that just follow, I thank-you with all my heart.
I was on a wonderful retreat at the Belisle Ranch in Wisconsin from 9/24 to 9/27, the Ladies I was with were such a great group, I had the pleasure of meeting some new faces and what a joy they were, my tablemates were Mary from Minn. and Cathy from Iowa.
We had lots of giggles and great food.
Cathy and I spent an  hour and a half in the indoor pool and fifteen minnutes in the hottub, then a shower and dinner that was sooooo good and cooked from scratch.
The owner her son and daughter-in-law are wonderful host and hostesses, I also had an hour long massage oboy oboy oboy it was totally awsome, Jeff does a wonderful job giving a message, I slept like a baby.
They have horses and cattle and a house cat that is such a lady she loves to be around and help with all our stitching.
I have to give a thank-you to Gloria for arranging this wonderful week-end.
Hello to Julie who  I have not seen for almost two years, I sure miss her.
I also want to give a shout out to Jan wow what a ball of fire, she is a hoot I could spend another week-end with her she had me in stitches.

now onto some of the things I have been doing, first is a very small penny rug, I started this the retreat week-end and finished that same week-end. I love this little guy.

Next is another stitch I finished at retreat this is a Chessie and me  The Gift Is Small, I love this pattern I just wanted to put it on a wooden box to carry some of my stitching tools, however I covered up a little of the frame around the edges of the fabric. I stained and finished the tool box myself.


Up next is a small  stitch from Cherry  Hill Stitchery, I did this on 32 count (I am not sure of the Fabric) just something from my stash, one over one, I wanted a small wol scissor fob and this will do the job.


This is something I started on my ISHW week-end and finished I love this owl I will finish it maybe this week-end into a needlebook this is from The Cats Whiskers What A hoot is the pattern.
I am not sure of the fabric this is another piece of fabric I found in my stash however it is 28 count.

I have started a new Chessie and me  The Hallow-Wee House, I hope to have it  finished this week-end.
This was kit I bought at Stitchville USA my fav stitch shop.

I plan on starting a few Homespun Elegance ornaments this week-end wish me luck.
I have been busy with alterations and some bead work which I will show next post, I have a bracelet class this saturday and a Church Festival to go to on sunday with GG my Mother, another chicken dinner and bingo oh yah.
Have a pleasant fall week.


Lisa V said...

All great work Catherine, especially love the orange smiley face finish, too cute!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like great time.
I live in WI, I'll have to Google that Ranch and check it out.
You have some great projects in the works.
Can't wait to see more of Hallow Wee House.

Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine,
So glad you had a great time! The penny pumpkin rug is so cute. I adore his eyes. Your cross stitch is always very nice. I cannot wait to see Hallow-wee house when it is completed.
Many hugs and kisses,

Christina said...

Catherine - I am obsessed with owls at the moment so I love love love the projects you have on the go! The penny rug is so cute too.
I'm glad you had a great time at the retreat, it sounds so relaxing. I would love to get a massage for a whole hour! :0)

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my goodness. You have so many lovely finishes. I need to get my "The Gift is Small" out since seeing how pretty yours turned out. You have such a beautiful blog.

Catherine said...

Sounds like a fun time ~ love all of your goodies!

Tatkis said...

Lovely owls!
Retreat is such a great idea, I recently went to my first and enjoyed it very much :)