Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring retreat and a lesson

This weekend I attended the Knowledge and Needles annual spring retreat.
Christin arrived around noon on Thursday and hung out with "the boys" while I was at work.
Friday morning we went for breakfast with Blair, dropped him off at work, did a little antiquing in Cobourg, and then we were on our way to the retreat.

We arrived just after noon and there was a few others already there.  We got all our stuff set up and had a quick lunch, then settle in to a weekend of stitching, eating (not much by me this time) , chatting, and some sleep thrown in there too.

On saturday we headed out to Knowledge and Needles for lunch and some retail therepy.  I did not purchase any stash as I spend my retreat budget the week before at K&N open house.

Speaking of which, I visited with Beatrice last weekend and both of us went to the open house together.  It was a great afternoon and evening!

Today, before we left retreat, Christin fixed the scissor fob she made me last year and then her and Dani explained how to make beaded scissor fobs and went through what I needed to make my own.  After reatreat I drove 20 minutes out of my way and stopped at Micheals in Belleville and picked up a few things I needed.  Thanks to a 40% discount and a gift card from my mommy, I got the basics of what I needed.  When I arrived home, I unpacked the car and got to work on my first beaded fob.  I AM HOOCKED!!!
After my first one I started a second one.  Here is a pic of the two I made.  The scissors where both gifts from great stitching friends
Top - Dovo scissors from Christin and Dani
There is a D & C in the beads, and the charm is the chinese symbol for friendship
Bottom - From Kathy
Haven't found the right charm for these yet, but at the moment a dragon is attached.

As for stitching, I worked on Paradigm Lost all weekend... and was very proud of myelf for that.  I didn't have time to take a picture yet, other than a during pic, but hopefully will update this week.
Here is the pic I posted on facebook while I was stitching
Working on Paradigm Lost while relaxing at reatreat


Anna van Schurman said...

Sounds like a fun time! Love the fobs.

Kathy A. said...

Oh what fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself.
BTW, my Chinese sign is a dragon ROFL!!!!

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

what a fun weekend and your fob's are fabulous.
Be always in stitches.

Karan said...

Sounds like you had a great time. very pretty fobs they are too. PL is looking fabulous. :0)

Joysze said...

Cute fobs and Paradigm looks great.

Kerry said...

Stitching retreats are so much, our group has a retreat the end of May. I am so counting the days.
Your fobs are so great!

Dani - tkdchick said...

It was great to see you and enjoyed the wkd!

Beatrice said...

Looks like you had a ball!!
I love the Fobs!