Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Very FIRST Stitchville Retreat...

I hope you don't mind a little trip down memory lane...Spring Fling starts this Friday and I am brimming with anticipation.

.....Excited to be away from work for a couple of days...
.....Looking forward to being with friends who are traveling from far and near....
....Anxious to meet Cynthia Zittel from The Drawn Thread....
.....Thankful that we still have our own LNS in our back yard....
....Comfortable accommodations + delicious food = Restful Weekend!

It all started five years ago when Deb, the owner of Stitchville, embarked on a new adventure and she hosted her first ever Spring Fling!  Our guest designers that year were the incomparable Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs!


We stitched and we painted and we stitched some more!  This was our retreat project that year.



Of course, it is always fun seeing the models that the designers bring...they were just starting the Anniversaries of the Heart series around that time.




And it's fun to see the "show and tell" display from stitchers who are attending the retreat.




We spend so much time waiting and anticipating the weekend and the time goes by quickly, but we enjoy every minute and we savor the memories.

...More tomorrow...

9 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, I remember this retreat and your posting about it! Love it! I bet you can't wait for this year's retreat!

Marilyn said...

It sure looks fun!
Have a great time and a safe trip.
Marilyn

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Loved the trip down your memory lane! Memories are precious and should be shared! Thank you!

Barb said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!!! I loved seeing all the BBD designs!

Blu said...

Sounds like an amazing time!

Oma said...

I went to my first ever stitching retreat and had a crazy bunch of ladies. I fit right in and had a great time. Can't wait to hear all about yours.

Annette-California said...

I loved seeing all the BBD pieces. Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your photos. Hope you have the best of times with your retreat!
love Annette

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Its so much fun to be in a group of people that love and adore the same thing as you, isn't it! Shall look forward to the trip down Memory Lane :)

Andrea said...

How wonderful. I'm getting excited for you for this years retreat!