What’s going on in Jacksonville?

Lots of wool work…that’s what going on…

We are Retreating at the beautiful Hyatt at St. Johns Town Center.

We had a slight delay from the Hurricane Dorian….with out shipments being held up but they were all delivered on Monday and after lunch we were off busily…tracing, ironing, cutting and fusing and because we only had a half day of work on Monday…we carried on and started stitching on Tuesday…This hydrangea mat was out biggest and most complicated project we have this week out of the three they will be making…

Here are some photos of from Monday…

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Since I am teaching and can’t really make the same thing twice…I changed up the colors and will be doing a blue hydrangea on a light background…

Jenny, who is a loyal follower of mine, was working on her freebie blocks from the summer block of the week this year…while we waiting on Monday morning for out shipments of supplies…we all were so impressed with he knots on all of the sheep…IMG_5646and then look what else she is working on!!!!! I was pretty enamored by this….it’s all wool with a little hex for each day of 2019!!!!IMG_5648

Yesterday…we started with the stitching….first lesson cross stitching the stems…then blanket stitching…feather stitching in the leaves and finally the long straight stitched in the flowers topped off with a colonial knot…IMG_5669IMG_5671IMG_5672IMG_5673IMG_5674

As you can see it’s a pretty laid back retreat…IMG_5675IMG_5677IMG_5679

The sheep fairy came and left one of her babies for everyone…which were put to work right away////////////1


Here is my finished sample…with all the stitching completed…and the new version…which I use teach all the stitches during the class and then will have another sample for the shop.  If you wish to purchase your own kit or pattern for this project you can do so HERE. My new version is on the web as well…please pick the light background and you will receive my version of Hydrangea in the Sunshine.IMG_5682

We also have a nice little store set up…but did you know when you come to retreat with us…all your kits are included in the retreat price…a lot of retreats charge you extra for your kits…just thought I needed to point this out.  So when you think about going to a retreat make sure you know what you are all signing up for and getting…IMG_5683

and… we get a little Florida sun as well each day….IMG_5685

Well it’s time to get my suit on for our 7:30 water aerobics class one of the students is teaching this morning!!!  It’s hot here…but not August/ Dallas hot!

Keep reading the blog this week for a chance to win some of these kits we are making here!

PS..I wish I could wake up…talk for awhile and then fall asleep again…how does one do that? I’m rooming with cousin Mary who is snoring so daintily beside me right now…

my best…Lisa

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I live in Butte Des Morts, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 30 and Jake 29 I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

34 thoughts on “What’s going on in Jacksonville?

  1. Enjoy the weather! We had a tornado here in Sioux Falls last night (1st in 30 yrs!) but all ok. As always it’s a beautiful wool mat!

  2. Beautiful mat. Your new blue version matches my blue hydrangeas. Hmmm, a Christmas present calling? Stock up on the warmth & sun cause you now what is in the Wisconsin forecast later this year.

  3. Love the mats you all are working on. Both the light and dark wool mats are beautiful. Lisa you are a talented young woman. You go girl!!!

  4. Thanks for all the photos. I would so like to take a full day, week-end retreat with just you teaching. I was at Quiltstock but would like to take the whole time learning stitches from you. I love Hydrangas….I want the blue for sure. Stopping at store today on the way to DC.

  5. Looks like a wonderful time!!! Love the mats- I just ordered the “old” blue hydrangea mat! This knots on the sheep, make them look “wooly”.! Love them! Have a great time!
    Happy stitching!!

  6. Your retreat looks so inviting! Feels like I could slip right in & start stitching! The water looks wonderful, too!

  7. I’ve seen several pictures of the white hydrangeas on the green mast and it’s really beautiful, but that blue hydrangea on the cream background is a jaw dropper! And that little sheep pin keep is so stinkin cute. Maybe some day I can get to one of your retreats.

  8. It looks like everyone was having so much fun in your class. Taking a class with you is on my bucket list…ones of these days I’ll get there! Love the sheep pincushion, is it available in your shop?

  9. Thank you for all the pictures. I loved seeing all the knots on the lambs.i wish I could have been with you and relaxing with wool.

  10. Always beautiful designs! Especially love the blue hydrangeas. Looks like everyone is having a great time! Wish I was there too!

  11. I love these & wish I could get both. So I need to study to decide. Dark or light hmmm😜 I’m gonna choose the light side😊. Hope all the ladies have fun

  12. Enjoy the sunshine! It is stormy home today, perhaps all day. Sunshine and stitching with a great teacher. Can’t get any better than that. Have fun.

  13. Love the blue hydrangeas! Looks like everyone is making great progress & having fun. Bring some sunshine back to the Midwest.

  14. Hi Lisa, WOW, looks like so much FUN! Wish I was there! I need a new retreat get-away! Do you sell the circle ruler they were using, I like it? You look amazing by the way, Love your hairstyle!! Tell Mary I said “Hi!” Miss you guys! Hugs, Jakey

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