Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A biscornu finish and retreat update!

This is the biscornu finish I was telling you about before I left retreat. The design is called berryscornu and is by Periphaeria Designs . I did it on 28 ct. linen, (don't remember the name of the color) with spotted cobra silk by Silk N Colors. I used VC deep purple silk for the seam. The buttons were just some porcelain beads I found at Michael's. What can I say-this girl likes beads. LOL

Now retreat was just awesome and my best friend Tina went with me! The retreat was given by my LNS Needle Delights . Kathy who is the owner did such a fantastic job. Also, not to forget her two helper's Rebekah and Tonia. We had three trunk shows at the retreat. They were Milady's Needle, Debbee's Designs and Ewe and Eye and Friends. They were just gorgeous to see. Kathy also set up a boutique for us to shop from and I think she practically brought half of her store. She had some exquisite scissor fobs, zipper pulls, needle markers and stitch counters. I think I spent half my time shopping-LOL.

She gave us two projects to stitch if we wanted and she even offered a hardanger class. I was bad-I should have taken that class. She also gave away lots of great door prizes and little gifts to us. One of the highlights of the trip was that I got to meet fellow blogger Marjean of Linen and Lagniappe , and her friend Kaye. Marjean's stitching is gorgeous and in fact her stitching leporello (hope I spelled that right)won the stitching exhibit. She does gorgeous Mirabilia's. You should pay her blog a visit and say hello. It was great to meet you Marjean and Kaye! All in all a fab weekend with just beautiful weather and my best friend Tina beside me, who could ask for anything more. I will definitely be making this an annual trip!