Sunday, March 27, 2011

And A Good Time Was Had

Time flies when you're having fun.  It also flies when you try and pack a lot of stuff into a short amount of time.

Most of what I've been up to lately is not stitching related.  Which is totally wrong and must be stopped.  I also must learn to be better organized about all the stuff I don't like to do so it doesn't pile up so much.

Also, it would be helpful if I stopped getting sick.  

Last weekend was the totally awesome March Stitching Retreat at the Timberhouse Bed and Breakfast that Ann arranges for us.  This year I took the train on Thursday and spent the night with Bonnie, her DH Blair and the cats.  It was a nice way to start the weekend.

Then it was 3 days of Stitch, Eat, Sleep.  

And FROG!!!

I discovered Friday that I had to rip out all the white I had put on Earthdancer and all the hair to the right.  It was NOT pretty.  I spent the whole weekend putting it back in.  

I do have a few pictures:

We had a wonderful fire to stitch by - once they got some smaller pieces of wood

We had a wonderful lunch Saturday that Dan prepared.  Followed by some stash shopping at Knowledge and Needles

Some of the wonderful stitching on display


Earthdancer at the end of the weekend.  I thought I'd spare you all the pain of seeing her with her hair ripped out.  

 Last night I met the gang from work for a "farewell" dinner.  One of my co-workers has accepted an offer to move to one of our Regional Libraries in another part of the country.  It's a wonderful opportunity for him but we'll miss him at our location.

I did a "little" stitching this week.  

World of cross stitching no. 172
I'm waiting for a piece of fabric so I can start the wedding piece.  I hope it will be here this week. Once it does arrive then that will be my focus as the wedding is fast approaching.

Before I head off to do the thousand and one things I should do today a birthday wish to Dani:

May you have a year of friends, fun and smoking needles.  Happy Birthday :)


Kathy A. said...

Sounds like you had a great retreat.
Earthdancer is gorgeous. Your little Viking is just too sweet.
Where is PL???????
Sending hugs
will be home April 20

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry that the frogs caused havoc for you but I think the weekend at Timberhouse more than made up for it. Definitely some gorgeous stitching there!
Hope to see you and Earth Dancer soon.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I always enjoy retreat!!!