Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bead Retreat

My beading group's annual bead retreat was this past weekend. We had a wonderful time. For the last few years we have made our hostess, Donna, a gift. This year it was a denim jacket that we all took turns making bead embroidered flowers. Above you can see the back of the jacket.

Below is a detail from the left side of the jacket.

Another view of detail from the right side of the jacket.

Yes, it really is a bead retreat! Here are Donna, Kathie, and Hollie.

Laura made a beautiful freeform bracelet for her daughter.

One of the beading tables. A beadiful mess!
Everyone always brings more beads and projects than we can possibly do, but we are always so optimistic. I pulled all my beads out of the bags I brought up but haven't sorted through them yet - still want to hang on to the good feeling of spending time with friends, beading all day, staying up late talking, and just having a grand time.


Carol said...

How nice that you had the opportunity to join a group of your friends beading.

The jacket is great and the beading was unique. Nice gift.

How do you all know each other?

pam T said...

O Susan that jacket is absolutely stunning!!!!

what fun!

KV said...

Awesome jacket, Susan!

Kathy V in NM

Plays with Needles said...

That jacket is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time! I LOVE it!

It looks like you have a great group of people there...it sounds wonderful!