Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gone in a Flash...

{{Sigh}} Another Stitchville Retreat has come and gone. We wait and wonder in anticipation of the weekend, and in a flash it is over and done. We had a wonderful time; it was a great weekend.

Our weekend started with a trip to Stitchville on Friday morning; and lunch at nearby Old Chicago. Around 2pm we headed over to our retreat center. The Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, MN is the perfect location for the weekend - comfortable rooms, great food, and our classroom space is spacious and well lit.

Our hostesses were waiting to sign us in for this year's retreat. Deb S and Deb C do such a nice job of coordinating every detail for the weekend.



As you can see, the retreat attendees are gathering in anticipation of the start of the weekend! It was great to see old friends and meet new friends - this year's retreat attracted stitchers from far away places like British Columbia, Texas, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia as well as others from the Midwest.




The tables were ready and set the tone for our weekend with spring colors and stitching goodies!




My table buddies included Joan and Chris,



and Joyce and Vicki...



This year's Spring Fling retreat's guest of honor was Thea Dueck, from The Victoria Sampler.



And this was our project for the weekend:



More to come...

14 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Looks and sounds like a great time, Cathy! I love the project!

Giovanna said...

Looks like great fun - and what a pretty project!

Margaret said...

Oh I love that project!!!! Looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see more!

Von said...

A retreat with Thea is always a delight! I'm so happy that you were able to attend, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about it. :)

Chris said...

It looks like a wonderful time.
I am looking forward to seeing more.

denise said...

looks like it was so much fun! denise

Shirlee said...

Oh Cathy ... what fun! I am really enjoying the photos & the description of what went on! I look forward reading more : )

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

WOW...looks like a super great and good fun, jam packed weekend and this is only the start :) Can't wait to read more!

Vickie said...

Good for you! Lovely project. :)

Katrina said...

Looks like so much fun and I love the project!!!!!

Lynn said...

The project looks awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing more.
It looks like it was a very successful retreat!

milly said...

Hello

Just joined your lovely blog.
The stitching retreat looks great fun.
I love Thea Dueck designs and the project looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more.

Gems said...

Looked like you had really good fun, and to make new friends as well see Old friends just makes it even more enjoyable :) I love the look of the project, cant wait to read your next update on how it went throughout the day!

Gems x

http://stitchinggems.blogspot.co.uk/

Karoline said...

Love the project, sounds like you had a wonderful time