Monday, July 21, 2014

Dots and Dashes at Woodland Ridge Retreat

 Last week I was fortunate enough to take a class with my friend Lisa Binkley (you can find her blog here) at my friend Chris Daly's Woodland Ridge Retreat in Downsville, Wisconsin.

Three days of stitching and fabulous food: all in a wonderful wooded setting in northern Wisconsin - as close to heaven as I've been lately.

We started with these hand-dyed cotton pieces layered over a thin batting and with cotton fabric on the back.   We had a pack of beads, some threads and a couple of needles.

You can see some of Lisa's work on the wall behind the ladies stitching.

I think these were taken after the second day of stitching.

That's mine on the upper right corner.

Here we all are at the end of the second day.

And after three days of stitching.

Next up:  the area surrounding Woodland Ridge Retreat.  I walked to the lakes behind the retreat and down the Red Cedar Trail a bit and I have some photos of the beautiful woods and water in the area immediately adjacent.  


Beth said...

Oh I am so jealous!!! That is a class I would take... and have dreamed of taking... but I just never seem to be where she is!!! I'll be waiting to see the nature pictures too.

Lisa Binkley said...

Karen, thanks for your post. I really enjoyed working with you in the class. Beth, thanks for your interest in my workshops. Chris Daly and I are already talking about having me return to Woodland Ridge Retreat this coming winter, and I'll be teaching a five-day class and a two-day class at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio in June of 2015.