Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Victoria Sampler Retreat - The Last

The last VS Retreat is history now and for all those attending, it was a memorable one. There were 40 stitchers from around the globe - Sweden, Australia, Scotland, England, and all over the U.S. and Canada. So much laughter and fun. It's sad to think of it being the last, but perhaps there will be a scheme afoot for a reunion.

The retreat project was a stitcher's purse plus several smalls. I went to the retreat with more stitching done than I ever had before, the house and the hill. So I feel like I actually made some progress on this project by the end of the retreat.

This is the front of the purse.

And a start on the back of the purse.


Of course, there were a couple of over-achievers who had stitched ALL the projects (but not the finishing) before the retreat - amazing! Lisa and Thea had the totally finished set there for us to see and get a better idea of how all the pieces fit together. It's a lovely project!

Stop by later for more pics and reports of the retreat.

15 comments:

Karen said...

What a pretty little piece. Can't wait to see some pics of your retreat! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time. :)

Nicola said...

That's a lovely looking project, looking forward to seeing it finished.

Giovanna said...

Wow, this is going to be beautiful! Love the bargello band.

Kathy A. said...

What lovely lovely pieces. I love her work but it is too picky for me. I admire anyone who can tackle it.

Pointed Stitcher said...

This is beautiful. Why is this their last retreat?

Sally said...

I love your VS piece. It's looking so pretty.

Sherry said...

Love this piece. I know you are glad to have gotten some progress made. It always does my heart good to see a piece move farther along.

Lynn said...

That design is going to make a very lovely purse! I can't wait to see it all completed.
I'm glad you enjoyed the retreat. Too bad they won't be having another.

Brigitte said...

Oh, it looks really lovely. It will be great as a purse. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. It's good that you were enjoying this last retreat by them.

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that you had such a good time! Your piece is beautiful!

Suzanne said...

What a lovely project. You made a great start to it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh Von what a fantastic treat! I bet you had an awesome time and lots of memories!

Beautiful projects!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Sorry they're ending, but such a beautiful project!

Mylene said...

A beautiful design you are working on, Von.

Gabi said...

So very pretty. It will make a stunning bag.