This past weekend, was one of my favourite weekends of the year, for quite a few years now Ann of Knowledge and Needles has been hosting a fall retreat. I've been very lucky to attend for quite a few years in a row now and I love it every year! As we have the last few years 17 of us met up at the Timberhouse in Brighton a wonderful B&B near the shores of Lake Ontario.
There was a lot of stitching, visiting, talking, and of course eating (which as a Weight Watchers member is such a challenge!)!
Beatrice & Claire showing off their 55ct madness that they started back in August at our last get together
The display table
Rebbecca & her Mom Sylvia
Ann & Judie having a great conversation
Bonnie playing with her iPhone (again)
Saturday we were treated to lunch by Chef Butthead#1 and Butthead#2 (Dan & Bruce)
Our Chefs Bruce & Dan
Dan showing off his new gift from Bernie (yes its stitched!)
This year's lunch : chicken parmigiana with rice, broccoli and butternut squash
Dessert... I ate the whole thing!
Seated for lunch
Of course this was followed by stash shopping!
Sheila picking out floss
Claire & Barb checking out charts
Saturday night we had our second annual ornament exchange! It was such a hit last year we all agreed to do it again. Once again everyone was so pleased with the ornaments they received and we'll do it again next year!
Front & back of the ornament I received from Claire
Ann showing off the ornament I made
Sharon showing off Barb's ornament
The tree decorated with all our ornaments after the exchange
Rebbecca showing off Marie-Paule's ornament
Marie-Paule showing off Sharon's ornament
Unfortunately Sunday came wayyy too soon and we all headed our separate ways!
I am looking forward to Ann's next retreat, a new one she added for January!