Monday, March 18, 2013

The desolation of Smaug, IHSW post Mar'13, and post retreat

I had a GREAT weekend at retreat, which was held in Brighton Ontario at the Timber House.




Friday night I was fed up with Smaug! I ended up throwing it in the fire!!




DON'T WORRY!!!!! I only burned my working copy and the horrible thread ;). After 7 + years working on it it was great to sign my name to this WIP




Here is some close ups on Smaug and the wizard













After I finished the back stitching early Friday night, I pulled out my Lizzie Kate ABC Christmas. I am now 50% done!




When I put my LK away I decided to pull out an ornament to work on since I haven't done one for March yet!

This is where I was as of tonight. It is day #3 from Dragon Dreams (3 French hens).




Here are some more pics from retreat






















Oh just in case you are curious, I think my exam Thursday night went well. I will find out for sure on May 2nd. Until then, no more courses, but there will be tax season. Lots more stitching anticipated though!!

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13 comments:

Nicole M said...

Bonnie you had my heart pounding when you mentioned fire and Smaug. I couldn't scroll fast enough. Phew, i am glad its was just a Finish ceremony you were doing.

Keep on stitching !
Nicole

wilma b said...

Congratulations on the finish! I admire you for sticking with it. I couldn't do something like that!

Looks like you had a great time at the retreat!

sharine said...

Congratulations on your finish!
Watching the pattern burn must have been great:)

Hilde said...

Amazing. It's gorgeous. Congratulations on finishing such a daunting task. You sure have patience.

Annie said...

Smaug looks amazing, a truly stunning finish! Congratulations.

Franny said...

Way to go Bonnie! Looks like you had a great time and got lots of stitching done.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful finish. Scared me to think you were burning it. It is beautiful. So glad you had a good time.

Karen said...

WOW! 7 years! What a big finish for you! Congratulations!

Carolyn NC said...

Glad to hear the exam went well. So cool to have such a huge WIP done now! Congrats on the celebration burning! And wonderful retreat pics!

Dani - tkdchick said...

It was a good time!

Cathy said...

Looks like you had a great retreat too! My group had ours last weekend as well, and I've posted about it.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Dee said...

Wow! Smaug had a LOT of color changes

geeky Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS on finishing Smaug!!!! Did you jump up and down on the working copy before burning it?? LOL!

I am extremely jealous of that CAKE!! Wait...no...I'm jealous of YOU for getting to eat it. Ah, you know what I mean!!