Monday, October 24, 2011

Needlepoint Retreat this past weekend

I went to a needlepoint retreat this past weekend with a group of ladies from the needlepoint guild of which I am a member.  Weather was beautiful, company was great and food was delicious.

Got a good start of the Jean Smith canvas I took with me.  Grape Hyacinth, but looks a lot like bluebonnets to this native Texas stitcher.  The canvas is 13 count and the design is 8" by 8".  The picture above is with no stitches, around lunchtime on Friday.

And this picture is after working for about 2 days.  Not a lot of progress but at least there is a plan and I had some help picking out the threads.
Then on our way, my fellow stitcher Barbara and I stopped at Gerline's Quilt Shop in Giddings, and I picked up the following quilting fabric.  Don't know exactly what I will do with it but I bought 3 1/2 yards of the print and 1/2 yard of each of the other colors.  Bluebonnets again.  Love it!

I have the day off today, so it's back to stitching.  Updates later.