Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hello My Dear friends

Greetings Friends: Thank-you to all who do not have emails to send thank-you for posting comments on my last post.
I have been very busy, I have had several funerals from Church friends and Mikes Cousin this past two weeks.
I am excited to tell you I had a retreat last week-end, on Thursday evening a few of us arrived to have a relaxing time and loads of fun.
I was the second person to arrive, Judy was the first, I have to tell you she is an amazing stitcher, her cross's are perfect, I would love to stitch like her.
Many arrived at about five or later.
We eat a lite supper and have a few cocktail's, fun and more fun.

Blackbird Designs were the Designers, I am telling you they are amazingly beautiful, not only outside but inside too.

These are the projects:  Rope Pear, The box can be bought at Hobby Lobby, this came with the kit.

This is the Garden friends Bag, I am so loving this, the design is so sweet.

This is the  Summer Flocks A pin Pillow, so cute.

This is Hollyhocks Were There, this is a hufwife, I call it a needle roll.

These come with all the fabric threads and trims with box to finish all.

We had so much fun I sat a an amazing table, do not get me wrong the table I sat at the last few years was full when I arrived so I sat with four ladies, ( I really missed LaRue and Sue this year) not sitting together.
I sat with a Lady from Texas, she made me this: 

She copied the piece and made a box top label, they match, she is so sweet, a very funny Lady.

This was from my dear friend Kathy, she is such a sweetheart.

I do not want to make this a long post, I will post the rest of the gifts I received on my next post.

This is what is happening here: Thunder, snow rain sleet and more snow plus hail,  today.

We have so far seven inch's of snow not including rain hail and sleet.

Time for dinner, I will be showing you my progress and the Alter Cloth I am working on for Easter Sunday.

Have a great weekend.



Sandy said...

All I can about the snow is "Bless your heart!"
I love Blackbird Designs so I know you saw lots of goodies. It is always fun to get away. I have never been to a stitching retreat. I guess I need to look into that and do it.

RJ said...

Catherine what a wonderful retreat that looks like. I love Blackbird Designs too and know the new designs are amazing. What super beautiful gifts you received. I can't wait to see more. So glad you had such a wonderful time and got to meet up with old friends and make new ones. SNOW...and it is 90 here!!! RJ

butterfly said...

So happy you had such a lovely retreat with friends.
Love the Blackbird designs .
Can't get over it is still snowing there.
Stay in and enjoy your stitching untill it's gone ,hugs.

Marilyn said...

Those are some cute projects. Love the pear project.
Your weather is the same as ours.
It snowed on Wednesday, and is sticking around because it got cold again.
Will Spring ever come?
I feel bad for the Robins.
They just came back, and are searching everywhere for food.
Not sure if they even had time to build their nests before the snow.
Have a great weekend!

Vickie said...

Oh what darling patterns. I have never been to a retreat. We had the same weather over here. :(

Mary said...

Catherine, you received all of those Blackbird designs at the retreat? They are beautiful but I just love that bag with the bird. Such lovely gifts you received also, the retreat sounds like a lot of fun. I have never been to one but it's on my bucket list. Oh snow, I'm sorry to hear you got hit with yet another winter storm, this is the never ending winter for sure!!

Donna G. said...

Retreats are such fun. Is the one tou attended an annual retreat? What was the location. Lots of pretty projects and special gifts.

Mary's Thread said...

What lovely new designs from BBD! I hope some will be released for all of us eventually! I too have never been on a retreat...that will be for when the kids are bigger I guess!