Is seeing old friends and making new friends.
I was so glad that Yvonne and Karen were able to attend this retreat.
I met them last October and we've been stitching buddies since.
I had the privilege of meeting some wonderful new stitching friends.
As you can see they were all busy stitching away.
As the days went on the pictures got goofy. Seems as though I had a fondness for holding out the camera and taking lots of pictures of myself. I've uploaded all the silly pics to my flickr account. If you are interested in more silliness you can check them out here.
Another of my favorite things is acquiring stash. Jan packed up lots of stash from her shop and had it set up in her suite for our shopping pleasure.
I think it's safe to say I spent time in her suite each day.
As you can see I'm not the only one who gains happiness from stash shopping.
....Look at the smiles.
On Saturday it came time to total the "pile" of stash I accumulated during my visits to Jan's room. As you can see it was quite a total and although it appears that I'm sad in this picture I soon got over it when I carried my bag out and got to play with it.
I came home with lots of Tree of Life Samplings designs and fabric.
As I wrap up the Only One Ewe 2011 retreat I want to leave you with 2 more pictures.
Below is the finished box from Vonna's class. Inside the box everyone attending the retreat signed their name. This is definitely a keepsake that I'll always cherish.
And last but not least.......
I have had my LHN traveling stitcher finished for a couple of
months but had yet to make the pocket.
My new friend Brenda had her traveling stitcher with her at the retreat. After eyeballing her pocket during the weekend, I was confident that I could make my own. So, after returning home I got busy and this is what I came up with. I'm so happy I finally finished it.
:-) Thanks for the inspiration Brenda.
Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share the retreat fun with you.
I love hearing from you and appreciate you sharing a part of your day with me.
Tomorrow I'll be posting my patriotic designs I've completed this year. Until then.....
Keep on stitchin' on,