Sunday, June 13, 2010

Two Alberta retreats

for l0 years I have been attending a couple of retreats (the first one I started l0 years ago) and
have made some wonderful friends. I am really ready this year and will be gone for 9 days total.

I leave on Thursday and am getting very excited. Friends from Manitoba, BC and Alberta as well as one from Idaho and the other from near Boston come every year too. Some of them have become lifelong friends and I do so wish you all could come too! I won't be posting much before Thursday as I have to pack, catch up on a couple of pieces I am working on etc. so will talk to you when I get back. I am also seriously thinking of my next challenge. Lots of fun! Shirley

Thread painted fish and coral

I have been working on three l2 x l2 inch fully thread painted pieces for my nephew who is getting married. He is a deep sea diver and took some wonderful pictures with his camera. I
took three of them, printed them on fabric -- placed them on heavy timtex and fully thread painted them. I am very happy with the way they turned out. As their photos are one of a
kind and they dive all over the world I am hopeful that they will like them. Here they are.

It was difficult to pick three as they have taken so
many wonderful shots with their deep sea camera and spotlight.