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Monday, January 23, 2012

IHSW, TUSAL, Retreat, and WIPS

This is going to be one large post, as I have lots to share!

IHSW
First, this past weekend was the Internation Hermit and Stitch Weekend.  Although I was with a group most of the weekend, I did get some solitude before my good friend Dani arrived at Retreat.  Just to prove I had a bit of Hermit time, I took a few pics ;)
Chair for Dani

Where Liane eventually sat

RETREAT
This weekend was also the Knowledge and Needles Winter Retreat.  I arrived just after noon and got all set up.
I will share my progress further down in the post, but here are some finishes from some others.
For more pics, check out Dani and Ann's Blogs :)  Fran will most likely post some too.

Finish by Anne W.

Clare did this one

Dani's two crazy challenge finishes

Liane's finishes

WIP UPDATE
At retreat, I worked on my Winter Mandala by Ink Circles.  Here is a before and after pic.  As usual I did a lot more than I thought I did!
Winter Mandala @ Jan 17th

Winter Mandala after retreat

Sunday afternoon I decided to pull out my HAED and stitch a few blocks.
Magic Evening Nov 24th

Magic Evening Jan 22


TUSAL
Tonight is also the first TUSAL of the new year.  This is organized by DaffyCat
At the beginning of the year I emptied my ort container like I have the two past years.
So here is my froggy and my Ort container after January has been added.
Lots of orts in froggy this month.  Most from Winter Mandala

Ort Container for January


11 comments:

Joysze said...

Bonnie... LOL!! Love your evidence pictures, hehehehe. The other ladies' finishes look great. I love your Winter!! You got so much done.

ORTs look so pretty. :D

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos. Everything looks gorgeous.

Rachael G said...

Lots of lovely stitching, everyone does beautiful work!!

Annie said...

Hi

Just found your blog.

All the stitching is fab.

Lynn said...

Loved the pics Bonnie! It looks like it was another great retreat. You've made some awesome progress on your Winter Mandela!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

wow your going like gangbusters as usual. Looks like a great time again, but really, how can it not be a good time when your out with a bunch of wonderful stitchers?
Be always in stitches

Ziggyeor said...

ohh love the progress pictures. Cute froggy

♥ Nia said...

Clare's work has such pretty colors!! Beautiful :)
Lovely stitching!

Linda said...

Yes..love your spread of WIP :)) Great work you're doing there.

Bea said...

Great progress on Winter Bonnie. Looks like it was a great retreat.

AnaCristina said...

Hello, i did post my first tusal yesterday but with date of january 23 2012.
Because i want to post twelve tusals!

http://anacristinap.blogspot.com/2012/01/tusal-112.html