Sunday, October 15, 2006

I'm back!

That's sounds sort of ominous-LOL. I had an absolutely lovely time at the retreat this weekend. The weather was great and the company was wonderful. It started Friday evening with check in, followed by dinner. We then went to the room we were going to stitch in and at each stitcher's place there was a little denim bag. Well,the bags had different names on it and you were supposed to find the person with that name. Learn as much as you could because you would be introducing that person. It was a really fun way to get to know people. Then we commenced to stitching and a little later we had an ice cream social-very yummy! We also started collecting tickets for various things-so we could win doorprizes. I crashed closed to midnight as I had been up all day.

Saturday started out with breakfast which I missed due to sleeping in a little. We went into our stitching room and on the tables was our first project-a tin topper with all supplies needed to complete it. It was in a little plastic box wrapped in ribbon. Very cute. I decided not start mine yet. We stitched until lunch and then after lunch, we had a massage therapist come and give massages. The first 5 minutes, our LNS owner paid for. But you get extra minutes for a dollar a minute. I won a door prize in the afternoon session-a cute butterfly pattern with needle necessities thread to go with it. Then another lovely dinner followed by more doorprize and our second project of the day.

This was an applique project, something I had not done before. So, it was very interesting. You can see my first attempt at pincushion above. The rest of the evening was spent stitching. Now you did not have to stitch all the time. The camp was very peaceful and quiet and you could out into the water on the pier. Thee was open air church. A very neat place. No TV or telephones in the rooms.Very relaxing.

Our final day consisted of breakfast followed by more stitching. The last of doorprizes were given away. We still had to pull for the final two big doorprizes which were a hand painted lap stand by K's creations and a $65 bundle of thread from Crescent colors. Believe it or not I won the Crescent colors-I was so excited! They are quite lovely and they are all mine! I was also second runner up in our little exhibition. We then said our goodbyes until the next retreat!

Here are tribal beauties completed! A big happy dance for me!


BeckySC said...

I am so glad you had a nice time at the retreat :)
WOW, congrats on winning the door prize! Go girl!

Congratulations on your Happy Dance!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Sounds like a great time! Congrats on winning the CC! And the Tribal Beauties are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I love the idea of having a massage in the middle of the day - heaven!!! Congratulations on your CC win, and of course tribal beauties are real beauties!

Cindy said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I just love the Crescent colors and CONGRATS on winning them!! That is just awesome.

The Tribal beauties look fantastic!!! Wonderful job!

DebVA said...

Welcome back. The retreat sounds fantastic & congrats on the doorprize. I know you'll put it to good use. Love those colors in the Tribal Beauties.

Lauren said...

Congrats! I've been stitching with the CCs lately, and they're just wonderful! Have you decided what you're going to stitch with them first, or (eek!) how you're going to store them?

The tribal beauties are amazing, too. My favorite is the one in blue :)

Cathy said...

I am so happy for you - how wonderful that you won the CC fibers! Sounds like you had a great time at the retreat!

Tribal beauties look great - glad you were able to finish.

What projects will you be working on next?

Lili said...

Your tribal beauties are finished! I'm sharing your happy dance, Sharon! They're lovely!
I'm delighted that you won these beautiful threads! You'll have lots of fun with them!
Take care!

bunnyhead said...

Wow! Look at the bundle of threads! You are one lucky woman. The retreat sounds like it was lots of fun.

Von said...

Sharon! Aren't you the lucky winner! :D
Looks like some really nice projects too. I'm so glad you were able to to get away, relax, stitch, and WIN!!

Barb said...

Your Tribal Beautiespiece is beautiful. Glad you had a good time at the retreat

AnneS said...

Just realised I hadn't read your post about the Retreat yet ... dopey me! Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and what an awesome prize to win! Your tribal beauties is absolutely gorgeous as well - I'm happy dancin' for ya, albeit it a bit late ;)