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Sunday, June 19, 2011

2nd Annual Georgian Bay Stitchy Weekend

Sorry fair readers, its been awhile and my blog is woefully out of date!  Its been a challenge to sit down and find the time to update what's been going on in my little stitching world.  That or all I've wanted to do is sit and stitch.
Nature's Majesty
Last year we had our first every stitchy weekend up in Georgian Bay, prime Ontario cottage country.  Sheila, our hostess has a home and a cottage on a beautiful piece of waterfront and last year invited a group of us up for a stitching weekend.  We all fell in love with her home and her view and all easily agreed that we should do it again the next year.  I had been looking forward to Sheila's weekend for some time now and I wasn't disappointed!  Well worth the 6-7 hour drive!
The Cottage

In attendance at various points of the weekend were of course our hostess Sheila, Kathy, Beatrice, Christin, Bonnie, Rebbecca, Sylvia, Clare, Barb, Ann, and myself.  Our numbers were a little smaller than last year.

Christin Stitching in the Warm Sunshine.... getting a little red????
The weather was better this year than last, it was a little warmer and we did have one sunny warm day where both Christin and I got a little too much sun!  It was glorious to sit out in the sun and stitch with a front row seat to nature's beauty!  It was also nice enough that weekend for me to get out and run twice, one run was 10K and the other 6K, it was so lovely to run a different rout.  Saturday morning I was out early enough that I managed to startle a doe at the side of the road.  She ran off ahead of me, there was no chance of me even keeping up with her!
Kathy stealing all of Barb's awesome Apple Dip!
I spent the weekend trying to avoid the wonderful food we had all bought along, of course our motto is: Stitch, Eat, Sleep (exactly in that order).  I spent the weekend focusing on Enchantment of Winter, and a little bit of time on The Accolade as well.  I'll have stitchy updates in another post soon.

I think I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking!

Beatrice & Bonnie
Rebbecca
Bonnie and Molly
Sheila has fantastic gardens!
And a pond!
Our hostess!


More wildlife
Clare working on something on a ridiculously small count!
I'm looking forward to going back later this summer, and of course our stitching weekend next year!

24 comments:

Gabi said...

What a lovely weekend that must have been. I'm not jealous...that green tinge must be the light..lol.

Hazel said...

Awww Dani - you know I keep seeing pics of you guys in these settings and I feel like I am really getting to know you all. If I saw Kathy walk down the street I know I would know her to say hi to! That goes with you and Beatrice as well. So nice to see such gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing. x

Dawn said...

I love living on Georgian Bay!!! :)
Well I'm only a few blocks from the waterfront! It is pretty nice in the summer once the bay starts to warm up!! I still find it a bit cool!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Awesome pics dani! It was great seeing you again :)

mdgtjulie said...

Everyone at that gathering had a wonderful time. At least, everyone that I follow. Beautiful pics! Sounds like a nearly perfect weekend!!

Chris said...

What a perfect weekend in such a beautiful place.

Myra said...

That looks like a little corner of paradise to me. The pic of Kathy with all the dip made me LOL, it must have been good!

Karen said...

It looks like all of you had a great weekend! Good for you for getting out and running too. It must be a huge challenge being around all of that delicious food!

Teresa said...

What a fantastic weekend. Looks like everyone had a great time.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Barbi said...

Dani, it looks like an awesome weekend! And a such a beautiful place! I'm so jealous!

Kathy A. said...

We did have fun didn't we. And - shortly after that I did give up the dip and share it!

Valerie said...

What a lovely weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you all had a fantastic weekend. Great photos thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Looks like so much fun. I am a little green with envy! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos!

Karen said...

What a fabulous environment to stitch in.... looks like a very relaxing stitchy weekend!

Melanie said...

Sounds like a great stitchy weekend!!! :)

Carol said...

Such a lovely place to sit and stitch, Dani! I've always heard how beautiful Georgian Bay is--I hope to find out for myself some day :)

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful stitching weekend Dani, I'm envious.

Dee said...

What a beautiful place to stitch! Glad you had such a great weekend.

Patches said...

beautiful area. Looks like it was a great weekend.

Lynn said...

Georgian Bay is a lovely place to stitch. I'm glad that you all had such a great time. From what I've seen, Sheila is a wonderful hostess.

Beatrice said...

Great pics Dani...it sure was fun!

Julie said...

What a super weekend with your stitching chums

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love Kathy's comment LOL. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all, would have loved to have joined you.