Friday, July 23, 2010

Blackbird Designs Retreat Part 2

Well, here are a few more pics from our wonderful trip.
On Friday morning, Michele and I went to the airport to pick up another one of our good friends, Chris from NC. Then it was off to lunch and the Silver Needle, again. LOL Of course there was more shopping this time around and the next couple times around as well. LOL (the pics from previous post show all my stash i got though). LOL Here is a pic of Chris, Michele and myself in front of the fabric.

On friday night we got a little project from Barb & Alma to stitch a little sachet. Some finished their stitching up on friday night and some of us finished it up the next day when there was fabric to choose, etc. We also made the little beaded pins that are in our sachets. The pins were alot of fun to make except the glue is like superglue and i am NOT good with that glue. Needless to say, my index fingers and thumbs were getting glued together but i realized it quick enough. LOL Here are Chris, Michele and my sachets, pretty cute i might say. we did a great job! And a close up of mine, front and back. Also, here are the sachets that were finished during class in one shape or form. Barb & Alma called them the "babies" of the class.




While Alma & Barb were talking and telling some fun stories on Saturday, Michele felt herself becoming the two designers and arranged some pieces together. :)


We also met up with Joan, as you saw in my previous post, but Joan was so sweet and made us a little pincushion using a portion of a BBD chart. It is very cute and i love it! Thank you again so much Joan!!!

Michele and I exchanged a little something for each other when we got to the hotel on wednesday and here is the goodie bag she gave me. The very first needlebook she ever made and a little hornbook she made. and some other goodies in there. :)

And here are a couple more pics of shop models at the Silver Needle.
Some punchneedle models, really made me think about doing a little more punchneedle, so we shall see. Very cute designs.
Halloween, need i say more. :)
And part of the Lizzie Kate display. OMG it was amazing. just like everything else in the store.

15 comments:

Missy aka Birdy said...

Your pictures are so wonderful. I see different "eye candy" every time I look at them. THANK YOU so much for sharing and detailing your trip for those of us who can only live vicariously through all of you who get to travel and have actual LNS's.

hugs
-missy-

Melanie said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

carol fun said...

thanks for the great pictures! I'm drooling over the projects and the shop!

Diana said...

Isn't the Silver Needle great!? I have only been there once, but I really enjoyed it. Of course being with Barb and Alma is really great, too! Wish I had gone. Thanks for sharing.

Brigitte said...

All you ladies were so lucky to be able to attend the retreat. Must have been fun time all over.

Katrina said...

I am loving all the pictures of the Silver Needle BBD retreat!!! Everything is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :-).

Faye said...

Oh my goodness~~ There's Chris~~~~ I had hoped she was with you guys~~~ These photos are about to make me pass out~~ BEAUTIFUL! Faye

Wrought By LaDonna said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing! The Silver Needle and their workshops is on my dream list!

Sally said...

Love all your pictures Karen. I bet you had a fantastic time!

Carolyn NC said...

Good times indeed - it all looks fantastic!

Jan said...

Karen more great pictures and stories...can't wait for the rest!! Love your pincushion finishes!

Berit said...

Love these posts--thanks for including the Hallowe'en! :D :D :D

Patti said...

Oh wow it really all looks wonderful and looking at all the stitching has given me my mojo back. It's been gone all month with all the tsoris (that's problems) that we have been having here. Thank you so much and now I'm going to look at your other post.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Suzanne said...

Great photos!