Christin at Retreat
Friday after work Christin and I headed to our first stop for the weekend, Kingston. Christin was going to spend the night with her family and I was invited to Beth's house for the night. This is what we used to do several years ago and I missed my sleep over at Beth's. It was nice, and as usual she cooked up a wonderful dinner!
Beth at Retreat
Saturday morning we got back in the car, picked up Christin and it was time to head off to Brighton for the Knowledge and Needles retreat! Ann has hosted this retreat for 8 or 9 years now, she started it before she opened her store. This retreat is only for the day, and it has a great price tag, food for the potluck lunch and dinner... and your gas to get there. We were told that we could show up around noon, well we showed up 15 minutes early and I have to say... there were a lot of stitchers already there and settled in!
A new feature of the retreat this year was a display of stitcher's work. In past years it was more of a show and tell to those sitting in the room you were in. If you were in the room when someone pulled out their finishes and WIPs you were lucky to see them, if not you might of missed something pretty cool. So this year Ann and Dan set up racks in the garage (thanks for painting the floor Dan, it looked great!) for us to display our pieces on. It was a great exhibit!
The day was great, it was seeing faces you haven't seen in a year. Stitching, talking, and eating. There are no official events to the day, its just a great big get-together! I think I'll let some of the pictures do the talking.
Clare - who I have e-mailed back and forth with from time to time, so it was wonderful to finally meet her!
Ann & Barb looking at Christin's "Book"
Marg, Colleen & Carmen
Isolde & Marjorie
The Gang - Again about 22 stitchers in attendance.
And ... Me! Since I had my tripod out I figured it was about time to take a picture of myself.