Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Finally an update

What can I say.... the last 3 weeks have been crazy!
Little Peru took a lot of energy out of me, and then I had Retreat, and then I felt under the weather

PERU
My little budy keeps getting bigger.  I still stop in the store every other day and check in on him.
Cathie has been doing an amazing job with him ever since she got home from her Holiday.
He is now almost completely house trained - only one little accident since she got back
WAY TO GO PERU!!!
He is also getting better on bitting (Big yah lol)
Cathie and Peru

RETREAT
2 weeks ago (Nov 12-13) I attended the Knowledge and Needles fall retreat.  This was my 2nd year at this retreat and loved every minute of it!
Friday afternoon I arrived early and was soon met by Beatrice .
Later on Dani and Rebecca and Ann herself arrived as well as others without blogs.
Friday night we ate some yummy food and stitched.  I can't remember exactly what time, but we were not up too late Friday night. 
Saturday morning after breakfast, Dani and I went for a walk.  What a beautiful morning!
Morning walk - Brighton Ont
Corner of 64 and Barcovan Beach Road

I took my Iphone with my Nike + sensor on our walk - We almost did 5km!!

Nike + statistics

Saturday afternoon we went to Knowledge & Needles for Lunch and some stitching.
Lunch was amazing as usual
Chicken Parm, Rice, Butternut squash, brocolli

Blackforest Cake


After lunch I did some shopping at the store.  I got some Carrie's Creations threads, some fabric, and some JBW Designs patterns.

After we got back to the Timberhouse, we stitched some more.  Saturday night again wasn't too late of a night.

Sunday mornings are always bittersweet since they are they day we have to come back to reality.  After breakfast we did more stitching and then people starting leaving.  My hubby picked me up around 1pm.
All in all it was a great weekend

OTHER UPDATES
I am in the middle of studying for my first CGA Exam.  It will take place on December 1st.  I am starting to get very nervous.
Last weekend I was feeling really crappy and didnt' get much studying done.  Hubby and I basically watched TV all weekend and I did get some stitching done.  Maybe it was what I needed...
At retreat I started one of the JBW mittens.  After I got the one done, I decided to do the next on the same piece of fabric with a different over-dyed thread.  Then kept going.  This is how is ended
JBW Designs
Red Mitten Collection I & II
1st Mitten - Weeks Dye works
other 3 Mittens - Carrie's creations

I also started and finished the French Country Snow Globe
JBW Designs
Frech Country ~ Snow Globe
Suggested Weeks Dye Works


4 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

WOW look at all those JBW's you're a machine!

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

I really like the JBW's, they are so cute. I have a few of them to finish off this weekend. Good Luck on the 1st.
Be always in stitches.

Karan said...

Hadn't realised just how tiny Peru is. Sounds like a great weekend at the retreat. Good Luck with the exam.
Love the finishes - I do like JBW Designs. :0)

Bea said...

Great finishes Bonnie - love the floss you used.

Good luck on the test I'm sure you'll do very well.

Peru is so cute - and tiny! Sounds like the training is going well.