Matilda and our hostess Sheila meet for the first time
Christin and I drove down to Brighton and hooked up with part of the weekend's group. We got into the car with Beatrice and Kathy from there we met up with Barb, Judie, and Angie and started our secondary highway tour to the Georgian Bay area. For the first time (like ever) I wasn't a driver! It was a gorgeous, leisurely drive with a nice lunch break! At our lunch stop at JUST Eddie's we officially named our group the Travelling Stitcherhood and that we had to have t-shirts made up. As the weekend went on we decided our group needed a motto : Stitch.Eat.Sleep. From the motto it moved onto a mission statement : Resistance is Futile. Then by the end of the weekend we all had nick names! I am now officially the Dragon Lady!
The Travelling Stitcherhood
Back L to R Trista, Bonnie, Christin, Angie, Rebbecca
Middle L to R Barb, Ann, Sylvia, Judie, Clare
Front L to R Me, Kathy, Beatrice, Sheila
Wonderful ponds just off of the house deck
Luckily the frogs stayed in the pond... all weekend!
In the end once everyone arrived we were 14 stitchers in total! In attendance were : me, Christin, Kathy, Beatrice, Barb, Angie, Judie, Ann, Sheila, Clare, Sylvia, Rebbecca, Bonnie, and Trista. Sheila has an amazing home and cottage on her property on the shores of Lake Huron (one of the Great Lakes). There was plenty of room for everyone and we all had beds too! Some stayed in the house and some stayed in the cottage. Not only was her home beautiful, the grounds were lovely, and the view amazing! It was hard to keep focused on all the stitching we needed to do when nature was dazzling us each time we looked up.
The Amazing View of Georgian Bay
Judie and Beatrice settling in to stitch on the deck
Angie working hard
c2006 Bent Creek
Stitched on : 28ct Wichelt Dried Time Joblean
Stitched with : DMC
Matilda supervised, making sure we all were focused on our stitching
Checking out the cool stuff online with Kathy
Sheila's dog Molly cuddling up with Trista for a snooze