Monday, June 11, 2012

Stitching under the Oaks retreat

   The first weekend of June I went to my first cross stitch retreat. I loved it, it was wonderful. I also had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer. I meet her on line in the A Noble Needle chat group . She is the first person I have meet in person that I meet on line. She is a wonderful person.
 If you ever get the chance to go to this retreat it is wonderful. All the ladies where so nice and made me feel very welcomed. I was really impressed with how well this event was organized. I really hope that I get to go back next year.
 Our teacher was Meg Thompson Shinall, She is wonderful. She was very patient with this one... LOL I have done a little Hardanger but still needed some help. I enjoy learning new things. I was determined to get something done before I went home. The husband likes to give me a hard time about starting and and not finishing the class projects.  There was 3 practice pieces I got 2 done ( yeah for me) so I have been busy working on the 3rd piece. I hope to finish that tonight. I am excited to began the main piece. Also if I get to go next year I will have it done ...LOL we all have said that before.                                                                                                              

 Practice pieces 1 and 2

             Practice piece 3                                 

This is the special name tag for the retreat. I finally got it done. I did alter it a bit. This was the 10th anniversary for the retreat .                            

This is the big piece . Hopefully I will be getting it started by this weekend.

I almost forgot our special guest Aunt Mary Edna , boy was she full of herself.. 
We had a gift exchange and these are what was exchanged.


Zeus is almost a year old now it hard to believe.

Here is Zeb taking a nap on daddy, he's daddy's