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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 2010 Knowledge & Needles Timberhouse Retreat

Sorry this post didn't get done sooner but like I've said over and over, its been busy!  However, its finally here!

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

My stash purchases for this year!

More stash!

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!


Karen said...

Looks like everyone had a blast at the retreat! The ornaments are all very pretty.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Lovely new stash. Love everyone's ornaments.

Christine said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend.
Great stash buys, and all the ornaments are so pretty

Patty C. said...

Sounds like you had a great time
Love the stash !!

Giovanna said...

What fun! The ornaments are all so pretty, well done to all of you.

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. Once again it looks like everyone had a super time! All of the ornaments look great too.

Lisa said...

Stitching, stash, sharing - a stitching sisterhood retreat. Looks like heaven! I read about these wonderful weekends and wish to find something like this to participate it. Looks like you enjoyed yourself!
Take care.

natalyK said...

Looks like a wonderful retreat! Love all of the stash! Thanks for sharing your pics!

Carol said...

I'm so glad your retreat was so enjoyable and relaxing, Dani--looks like a great group of fellow stitchers... Love your new stash--lucky you :)

Julie said...

Super ornaments made by your friends, the stitched tea cloth is so lovely, but 55ct OMG!!! i would never be able to see that LOL

Terri said...

Looks like a good time. I hope to go next year with you :)

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time and that's an impressive amount of stash! All the ornaments look great, especially in the tree picture.

Alice said...

How lucky you are! It looked like such a wonderful weekend. Chef Buttshead make fab looking meals!
Love the stash! I'd like to see your ornament close up.