Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall Retreat 2011

This past weekend I attended the Knowledge and  Needles Fall Retreat.  This is the third one I have been to.

I arrived friday afternoon and quickly got all my stuff upacked.  Friday afternoon and night we just stitched away.  I did manage to get some pics of some finishes that were displayed.
Nan's quilt squares.  I did the L for leaves

Beatrices Halloween Spicy Spiral

Barbs trees

Saturday was more stitching and eating.  Around 1:30 we headed over to Ann's for lunch and some shopping.  Lunch was absolutely AMAZING!  check out what we had
The menu

Potato Soup

The Entree

Very yummy dessert

We also got little gift boxes at the table when we arrived.

Lovely carries threads, a note pad, chapstick and a charm.
I got a little kitty face :)

Saturday night we did your ornament exchange.  It was a lot of fun and all the ornaments looked amazing.  AGAIN, no duplicates!  Here are some of the ornaments.
Nan, who got my ornament.  I did it on 25ct over 1

Tracey's ornament.  This was her first year attending.

Adriana's ornament.  She doesn't attend, but wanted to be in the exchange.
Can you believe she is in her 90's!!  Her work is amazing!

Dani's Ornament

Rebecca's Joy Ornament

Beatrice's ornament.

Sunday is always a bittersweet day.  We had a great weekend, but it is hard to say good bye to some friends that won't see each other for at least a few months.
Here are some other random pics of the weekend.
Beatrice
Waiting patiently for pick her ornament

Lianne
All snuggled in the couch

Sheila
Working on a santa
Dani
In her element... witth tea and her camera

5 comments:

Dee said...

Heyyyyyyy...I know that girl with the camera. LOL

Great pictures of what sounds like a wonderful stitchy weekend.

Beatrice said...

Great pics Bonnie..It was so much fun.
I love the photo of Dani with her tea and camera.That is so her!
I'm stealing a couple of the pics I didn't take...uh hum....thanks.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh boy that's a flattering shot!

I had a great time!!!

Lynn said...

Great pics Bonnie! Those stitchy weekends are always a treat.

Bea said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time. There's nothing like a stitching weekend and I wish I could go to more! Thanks for sharing Bonnie.