Monday, June 21, 2010

Day Two on Cloud 9

The second day of the BBD (Blackbird Designs) retreat was just as much fun as the first one. I really would have liked a week long retreat.

One of the fun parts of day two was show and tell. Above, my buddy Pat brought in the quilt she made from a BBD design. She is showing the designers her work. Isn't that so cool!!! It is a truly glorious quilt and her first applique quilt. I believe we are seeing natural talent at work here people! Pat is on the left and Barb of BBD designs is on the right.

The rest of the pictures I took willy-nilly. I hope I am not stepping on anyone's toes because I did not really ask for permission, just went around the room snapping. If there are any pictures on this post that someone would rather not share please let me know and I will take it down (this excludes Pat and Teresa!).

Below is one of the new BBD designs (oh, I also don't know a lot of the names of things and am too lazy to go look them up. Please just enjoy the eye candy! We can all research the names of things later right?)

Below is a really cool basket square made by my buddy Teresa. She and Pat are making a basket quilt out of one of the new BBD quilt books; which by the way, I had a look at and even though I don't quilt I must obtain one. There are amazing photos and a way cool cross-stitch alphabet in one of them. I think the new one is named Country Inn. I am going to get it for my Mom for her birthday (but I will be perusing it myself too!!!)
Further show and tell brought in by ladies below; Shepard's Bush My Country. What a fabulous piece this is!
Below is one of the class pieces. It is a Quaker pin cushion. Love it!
One of the very interesting things at the retreat was Barb and Alma telling us about collecting antique samplers. Below is one that inspired a new design.
BBD Blessings Be Thine. Gorgeous!
More BBD and I don't know their names. For shame!

Oh, the one below is new. After seeing it in person I bought the chart. Love it. It is one of the Anniversaries of the Heart series.

Above is a start of the Anniversaries of the Heart on one piece. A house design will be issued each month. This is on 32 count linen. Katrina is doing hers on 40 count linen and it is stunning! If you can work on 40 count linen I highly suggest that you do this series on one piece of 40 count.

I am starting to come down from my BBD high. However, I have the class projects to look forward to and also, next Sunday is stitch day at Inspired Needle!!!! Yip and eeeeeeeeeee!


teresa said...

Laura ~ You make me laugh ~ what fun we had ~ thanks for posting the memories ~ great pictures

Katrina said...

Another fun post! What a great weekend and I love all your pictures.

Margaret said...

Thanks for all the lovely pictures from the retreat! Love it!

Michelle said...

Everything is so lovely! I've really enjoyed your posts on your BBD weekend. Thanks for sharing your photos!

woolwoman said...

I found your blog thru katrina's link and now I am a follower - Love your report on the BBD retreat weekend - the photos were total eye candy - the quilts - the stitching and the fun little projects - I was lucky enough to have a class with Barb and Alma two years ago and I would highly recommend their workshops to anyone who admires their style. Looking forward to reading your blog in the future ! Mel

Jeanie said...

That quilt rocks to the moon -- and love all the photos or eye candy as you said1 Sounds like a great time - I'm glad you're having so much fun!

Deborah said...

The retreat looks loke it was great. I'm jealous!

CathyR said...

I'm so glad you had a great weekend! Wish I could have joined you all. See you Sunday! Bring your projects so I can see them.

Cindy said...

Oh my, that looks like it was a fun weekend! I would have loved to go to that :)

Patti said...

OMG!! That looked amazingly fun!!! All those ideas and such- I am so glad you were able to go and had a such fun!!!Good for you! Happy stitching! And those friends- Pat and Teresa and Karin...they look like they would be a!

Kellie said...

Fabulous eye candy, Laura!! It looks like you had a fabulous time! :)

Lelia said...

thx for sharing the pics of the weekend. I'm so green with envy!!!