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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Knowledge & Needles Timberhouse Retreat March 2012

I am so lucky that my favourite LNS (not so LNS for me) owner hosts three... count 'em three!  Retreats each year!  This will be our last one for awhile now, until November.  This was the tale end of my March Break and I look forward to it!

Christin and I drove down Friday morning, started by having a nice breakfast out and making stops along the way.  We arrived in the early afternoon.  Once we got all of our stuff inside the girls settled while I took advantage of the nice day and went out for a run first before settling in on my behind for the weekend.

Friday we stitched and ate into the night!  (Stitch, eat, sleep isn't our motto for no reason!)

Saturday afternoon we headed over to Ann's house where her husband Dan and his Maitre'd Fran had a lovely lunch prepared for us!

 Maitre'd Fran

Chef Dan explaining the menu


Our table settings with "loot bag"!


Dan preparing our plates 

Rebecca reading the menu

 Kathy, Carmen and Colleen chatting while they wait for lunch

Everyone enjoying lunch

 Paddie is saying "hello" to Sharon

Some people stayed behind to shop after lunch I was very restrained and bought one piece of fabric... just because it was pretty!

I'll let the pictures do the talking!
 This weekend was Ann's birthday was this weekend of course we celebrated  it with cake!

Kathy working on her gorgeous over one wolves!

Beatrice stitching away

Judie

L to R : Bonnie, Rebecca, Clare, Me, Chrsitin & front Beatrice we all started Ink Circles Seasonal Mandalas in January!

25 comments:

Jackie said...

It looks like a great time (and delicious food!)

Deborah said...

Looks a wonderful time! And the food!

Linda said...

Great pictures Dani. Looks like you had alot of fun.

Linda

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Loved all the pictures, sounds you were having a blast. CJ in OK ;-)

Veronica said...

Such yummy food. Sure looks like a fun retreat. That fabric you bought is fabulous. Love the name too. Everyone's project is gorgeous!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lesleyanne said...

It looks like you all had a great time.

milly said...

Hello

What a fab sounding week end!

The food looks lovely and so does the birthday cake.

I love the photo of you all with your Ink Circles mandalas.

Happy stitching.

Linda said...

Looks as if you had a fantastic time. The food looked delicious and everyone seemed very productive. Did you get as much done as you wanted?

Giovanna said...

Looks like great fun - glad you had a good time!

Diane (di) said...

Sooo glad you had a good time Dani. Those Ink Circles Mandalas look beautiful! :)

Chris said...

It looks like a wonderful weekend!!

Christine said...

Looks like a wonderful retreat

Vickie said...

Oh what fun! That is a beautiful color linen. Love it!

Carol said...

Food, friends, and fabulous stitching time--what more could you ask for, Dani!! So glad you enjoyed your weekend :)

Bette said...

What a wonderful time you had. And the food looks so yummy. You lucky girl!

Susan said...

Can I just say - I'm jealous?! Looks like you had a great time and that fabric is beautiful.

Anne said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend Dani!! That menu looks delish and I'm sure it tasted wonderful!!!

Julie said...

Looks lovely

valerie said...

What a fantastic time! Looks like everyone had fun!

Dee said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. The wolves in the stitching look SO lifelike.

Lynn said...

It looks like there was way too much fun going on there, lol! Glad you had such a wonderful weekend!

Melanie said...

YAYYYYYY!!! What a great retreat!!! I'm officially jealous because there is nothing like that around here. lol

Mangogirl said...

great pictures :D It looks like a fun weekend!

mollycaff said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend!

Beatrice said...

What a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing your photo's.
I posted mine on facebook as well.