Well my long weekend started as soon as 2:30 rolled around!
Bye, bye work! See you on Tuesday!
After a stop for gas and a caffinated beverage, my radio set to my favourite station it was time to hit the road! Just over three hours later with a stop for dinner I made it to Kathy's! As usual its a greeting with hugs and lots of catching up (its funny despite things like e-mail and MSN you still can find things to catch up on!). We settled in to stitch and watch movies. Kathy worked on her floral wreath and I started my fair and square exchange. We stitched late into the night (as all good stitchers like to do).
Saturday we woke up to a beautiful day on the shores of Lake Ontario! Kathy and I stitched the morning away as we waited for 1PM to roll around when a couple of the Brighton Thursday Stitchers to join us. We ended up with a nice cozy little group of me, Kathy, Judie, Angie, and Lisa, it was nice enough (but a little chilly at times) for us to stitch out on the deck overlooking Lake Ontario. Finally, late afternoon we were driven inside by the chill in the shade. Kathy fed all of us a most excellent spaghetti and everyone stayed to stitch until 8PM!
We had a beautiful sunset that evening.
Of course Kathy and I kept stitching... I even finished my Fair and Square exchange. Of course I can't share pictures of it yet.
Sunday was our finishing day! The main reason for my trip down. Kathy and I both had numerous ornaments to finish and other techniques we wanted to play with. What a long day too... we started our foray into finishing at about 10am... we didn't finish until 11pm!
Boy did we make a mess! If Kathy's hubby ever saw the mess we made... I think he would of just walked right back out of the door (he was away).
Of course some of the stitching ladies came by to stitch and sake their heads at our flurry of finishing!Ann (left) & Kathy (right)
Beatrice (left), Barb (middle), Ann (right)
But we weren't totally done, we still had the trim to do on our ornaments we left that until the next day. I'll share pictures of all my finishing with you another day... I made one flat fold (still need to make some cord for that), one cube-it, and a stack of ornaments.
Here are the cube-its we made...
Left & Center Kathy's, Right mine, Dragon Dreams A Spot of Tea. We're really happy with how these turned out!
Kathy, thank you for a fantastic get-away! I enjoyed every moment of it!