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Sunday, May 17, 2009

What A Fantastic Day!

My stitching day on Saturday was absolutely fantastic! I spent some time in the morning before my guests showed up getting food ready for the day. Rebbecca was a sweetie and despite this being a break from her kids helped me out. We made salad, cut up fruit and put together the lasagna for dinner. We had this fabulous spread of nibblies for our stitching friends!

Stitchers started arriving shortly after 11am the first to show up was Beth, her husband was a sweetie, arranged a day of golf (despite the rain) so that she could come stitch with us. It has been too long since I've seen Beth, it was so nice to get caught up!

Next in the door was Lynn, another stitching friend I hadn't seen in ages! Sometimes our jobs and our commitments just eat up our social lives. I could tell Lynn certainly needed the girl's only stitchy day! I didn't realize until later in the day how much I had missed Lynn!


The final group to arrive were the furthest out! Kathy, Beatrice and Barb made the 3 hour drive to be here yesterday! Now that's friendship!!!!! Once the last stitchers arrived boy it was loud in here! There was lots of hugs, talking, and showing off! Before we settled in to stitch, we had lunch... no point in getting needle and thread out just to put it away to eat! All afternoon was spent stitching and nibbling... but too quickly 8PM rolled around and slowly my friends had to head back home... except Rebbecca who is still here this morning and will head back to her family later this morning.

Here's where I got to with BFG yesterday.

Ladies, thank you so much for coming out, I had a fantastic day, and making me clean my house!

32 comments:

Bette said...

BFG is looking lovely. And it seems like everyone had a wonderful time. Always enjoy reading about other people's get-togethers.

Donna said...

I am so jealous. It has been so long since I was able to attend one of our stitching retreats here. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I am glad you were able to spend the day with friends!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Thanks for having me...and of course I helped out, you did feed and house me for the two days! I had a wonderful time and I can't wait to do it again!
And I think you took a similar picture last year around this time...and I'm still stitching on the same thing!

tkdquintmom said...

Looks like a fab time!

Daffycat said...

What a wonderful get-together! It looks like everyone had a great time!

D said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend.

The veggie tray looks yummy!

Bronny said...

Somehow I can even hear the laughs and giggles that evolved from such a lovely day. It sounds like everybody had a light hearted day and a well needed spirit boost!
Hugs!

barb said...

Thanks for a TERRIFIC time!!! Good laughs, excellent food and absolutely awesome companionship.
The pic of Beth is particularly good.

valerie said...

Sounds like a great time...Food, friends and stitching. What's not to like?!

Christine said...

Looks like you had a great time

Karan said...

Looks like you all had a great time. BFG is coming on nicely too. :0)

Ingrid said...

WOW I am jealous, which is nice as a day stitching with friends. I wish there was something here! Also thank you so much for visiting my blog and your message, here are few lovers of cross-stitch! Sorry for my poor English, I hope you understand something!

Julie said...

BFG has grown nicely, a fun day for you all.

Meari said...

What a fun day! The food looks so YUMMY!

Cindy F. said...

What an awesome day!! I know they all enjoyed it just as much as you did:)
Good job on BFG!!

Lynn said...

Thanks Dani! I needed that stitching day soooo badly! It's was so good to see all of you again. I've missed all of you.Now I'm looking forward to our next get together.Hoping to make retreat in August!

laura said...

I'm glad you had a lovely day and it seems everyone enjoyed themselves. Your stitching is coming along beautifully.

Laura x

Kathy A. said...

Thank you for such an awesome day. I had so much fun. I so miss you all when I am away. See you soon

~mj~ said...

It looks like you and your friends had so much fun! What a lovely way to spend a holiday weekend...your stitching is fabulous, as always Dani!

Doris said...

congratulations for this happy moments.

Carla said...

looks like you had a really nice stitchy day :)

Von said...

Oh, Dani, it must have been the bestest of days! So glad you all were together, stitching, nibbling, and chatting away!

Sally said...

It looks as though you had the most fantastic time! I'm so envious.

BFG is looking good!

Stitchingranny said...

I am glad everything went well and you had a lovely day together. Stitching with friends is the best even if you do not get quite so much done.

Michelle said...

BFG looks amazing! What a wonderful stitching time with friends too! I love that Hungry is making a regular appearance on your blog too - he's so cute!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sounds like you had a nice stitching retreat. BFG looks great!

Tama said...

My internet is FINALLY letting me post replies again, so:
All your stitching looks incredible!
and lucky you, to have such a great time with your friends :D

Maxine said...

I'm a bit behind with my blogs so have only just read that you had finished PL, WOW what a fabulous job you did it's fantastic. I'm so jealous of your get together....I would love to have a stitchy circle of friends but there's only my DD who still lives at home and luckily for me stitches :)Love all your other stitchy wip's and finishes too (we must have pretty much the same taste because I've got BFG to do as well lol)!

Suzanne said...

What a fun time! It's always great to share your stitching with some friends.

RuthB said...

I'm so jealous but terribly happy for ya'll. Please pass the carrots. They are my fav. :)

Charlene said...

Looks like fun - chatting, snacking, and stitching - what could be better?

Wanda said...

This is my dream, Dani...to have someone to do this with! Thank you so much for sharing because I think that your get togethers are as close to the real thing as I'm going to get!