Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blackbird Designs Retreat

A week ago today i Michele and I flew into Tulsa OK for the Blackbird Designs class that the Silver Needle was hosting. We got there a couple days earlier so we can do a little sightseeing as well. We did go to Jenks and do a little antiquing. We ran across a few "frogs", alot of cast iron irons, but i only got one of those as they were quite pricey, but not the one i got. :-) and a few little molds to use for pincushions.
here is myself and Michele at the Silver Needle

And here is a pic of myself, Joan and Michele. It was great to meet Joan and Cathy!! we didn't get a picture with Cathy though. :(

here is my little haul from antiquing in Jenks, not bad considering that coral frog is a color i have been trying to hunt down. :-)

On Thursday morning, Michele and I opened up the Silver Needle and WOW! models stitched up everywhere. Everywhere you turned in the shop there were more models. Alot of over one stitching and i love over one stitching. We were also told to make sure we visited the bathroom. ok, we know when we have to go. LOL But it was because there were also shop models in the bathroom that were for sale.


Friday we took a box finishing class with Mona. That was alot of fun and will be seeing more of these little boxes in my future. I haven't taken a pic of mine as of yet, but will soon. Also on Friday was stitching with all the gals that were there for class, dinner with everyone including Barb & Alma, etc. We were all very spoiled by Lindy of the Silver Needle, as on our tables for dinner were little goodie bags filled with Vera Bradley goodies. And on Saturday as well. :)

I did do alot of damage in the shopping area. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. :-) As you can tell by the last picture, i really liked the little magnetic organizer, so i got one in green and one in hollywood pink. :)


17 comments:

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

The retreat looks so exciting, not to mention the awesome looking shop! I would love to visit the silver needle.
I love all the stash you bought, you can never have enough.

Sally said...

I am so envious Karen! I bet you had a fantastic time. The Silver Needle looks like a stitcher's paradise.

Faye said...

I would pass out~~ Just loose it if I EVER EVER got to go anywbere like that~~~~~~You guys look so happy and content...I am so glad you all got to go and that you had a wonderful time!!! WONDERFUL goodies for sure~~

Vonna said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! :) YAY!

Mama Joan said...

You made a great haul. I wish we would have had sometime to go antique shopping. I will be watching to see your finished projects:)

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time. You deserve it!

Love the stash!

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Cindy's Stitching said...

lucky you to go to a retreat. Thank you for posting wonderful pictures.

BrendaS said...

It was very nice meeting you Karen. I think everybody had a wonderful time. I just love the Silver Needle and all the gals there. Barb and Alma were great, I just love all their designs!

Thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

That looks like a fantastic time!

Elaine said...

Karen I am so green right now. I have a dear stitchy friend who;s LNS is the Silver Needle. We've been chatting online for 10 years now and my dream has always been to one day travel from Scotland to meet her and go get lost in the Silver Needle.
It looks like you had a wonderful day and got some awesome stash, enjoy!!

pj said...

Karen, it was so fun to meet you and chat a bit. Looks like you got some good stash! That shop was so fun with all the shoppers buying and buzzing. The retreat was great!
Did you see the canning jar pin cushions I made for my stitching buds that came with me? They are so cute and fun to make. pam

Melissa said...

Looks like you ladies had a great time! I would love to take a class from the BBD ladies. Your stash haul looks great! I love those magnetic organizers as well. I have one in the dark purple color. :)

Farm Girl said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time - I really love all your gorgeous stash. Have fun with it all!

Carolyn NC said...

Looks like a fantastic time! And the models at SN are unbelievable, aren't they???

Suzanne said...

What an awesome time you had. Great stash you bought.

Kim said...

OMGosh..it looks like you had a great time!! Love the stash...the antique finds...the goodie bag stuff...and I would LOVE to get to The Silver Needle one day!