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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Annual Georgian Bay Stitching Weekend

 Once a year I get together with some of my closest stitching friends, we gather at Sheila's beautiful home and cottage in the Georgian Bay area.  Its a fantastic weekend where we get to catch up after being apart during the winter months, stitch a lot, and eat more than we should!

 Our hostess Sheila (left) with Judie (right)

The waters were pretty rough, the geese and their babies came into the bay for shelter

Sadly, this year the weather didn't co-operate!  It rained and it rained and it poured and rained!  Saturday was cold and miserable!  At least in the morning it was nice enough for me to get in a 5.5K run.(click here for last year's pictures with much more pictures)

Bonnie also working on her Seasonal Mandalas

In attendance this year first of all was our fantastic hostess Sheila, myself, Christin, Bonnie, Kathy, Beatrice, Judie, Rebbecca, Sylvia, and Clare.  Sadly this year for some reason I didn't take too many pictures and because of the weather I couldn't get outside to photograph Sheila's fantastic gardens and pond!

Kathy surprised by Christin's finished Paradigm Lost, Christin had been leading her on to think it wasn't finished yet.

Christin hiding from the camera

During the weekend I worked on my Spring Mandala and Accolade.  Oh and I took some GREAT naps!

Sylvia with Sheila's dog, Molly

Of course we're always sad to leave!!!  I can't wait until next year!

Beatrice stitching away

I'm looking forward to this Saturday Tracey and I are off to a day of stitching that Lynn is hosting for our Tuesday stitching group!  Can't wait!

22 comments:

Dee said...

I can't think of a better way to spend a rainy weekend. Glad you had a great time.

The pup is ADORABLE!

Annette-California said...

How fun Dani. Despite the rain all of you still got to meet. Wonderful!

Chris said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend, even with the rain!!

Veronica said...

Too bad about the weather but at least you get to stitch with friends. I'll say that more than makes up for it raining :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Giovanna said...

You all seem to have had great fun despite the rain :-)

Vickie said...

The rain couldn't stop you guys from having a great time! Good for you.

Ruth said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend, looks like lots of fun, pity the weather didn't co-operate.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

There is just something special about getting together with some stitchy friends for a weekend. Have fun at Lynn's this weekend too.
Be always in stitches.

Jennifer said...

Looks like so much fun ! Great way to spend a rainy weekend ! You must be looking forward to end of this month when school will be out and you'll have more time for adventures!

ollie1976 said...

I'm always so jealous of your stitching retreats! Can't wait to see your progress shots.
-Jen

Bette said...

There's nothing better than getting to stitch on a rainy weekend. Sounds like you all had a ton of fun.

Kaisievic said...

Looks like it was fabulous weekend. Where are the pics of you stitching, though?

Carol said...

Gosh, I can't believe it's been a year since your last Georgian Bay stitching weekend, Dani! Where are these years going??

I'm glad you had such a nice time with such a great group of stitching friends in spite of the rain. There's no place I'd rather be that sitting inside and stitching in bad weather :)

mytimestitching said...

Looks like a fabulous time; friends, stitching, food and fun!

Bekca said...

Stitching inside on a rainy day is my favourite. I'm glad to hear you had such a wonderful time Dani.
Best wishes.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

It was a great weekend! I always come away refreshed and relaxed.

Mouse said...

looks like you had a fab time and the rain didn't stop you :)
love mouse xxxx

Lynn said...

Rain or no rain, stitching in Georgian Bay is a real treat! I'm so glad everyone enjoyed themselves despite the weather.
I love the look on Kathy's face after seeing Chrisin's finish! Pricesless!!
Looking forward to tomorrow sooo much!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great weekend! (despite the rain)

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

Well, nothing can be done about the lousy weather
but at least you all managed to do a lot of stitching
and spend time together enjoying each other's
company. Everyone looks like they're having a
fabulous time.

Cheers!

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos. What a lovely way to spend a rainy weekend.

Julie said...

A super meet up with your friends, i'm sure next year will come round quickly!