Monday, April 07, 2014

Spring Fling 2014

Another Stitchville Spring Fling has come and gone. We wait with anticipation from one year to the next, and then the weekend comes and is gone in a flash.

Mother Nature tried to interfere this year. We had about 10 inches of snow dumped on us on Thursday night. Everyone arrived safely - the weather did not interfere with our plans. Just to be safe, some of us stayed at the hotel on Thursday night. This was the view outside my window on Friday morning.





After breakfast, we found a spot where we could stitch and visit until the retreat was scheduled to start.





As you can see, the stitchers are ready...





And at 4pm, the doors opened and the retreat began! The tables were lovely, as always.





We were greeted by Deb from Stitchville and our guest of honor was introduced...Cynthia Zittel of The Drawn Thread. She revealed our project for the weekend. We had the option of stitching the sampler or the stitchers pocket.











When I returned to my room at the end of the day there were caramel treats, this sweet bird candle holder and this welcome note! It's these small little details that make this retreat so special!


More tomorrow....


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12 comments:

marly said...

TEN inches of snow? My goodness will it ever end? At least it made a nice weekend for stitching.

Margaret said...

Looks fantastic so far! Except for the snow, of course. Geez. !0 inches?! Yikes!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What fun! Can't wait to see more!

Von said...

Beautiful projects, Cathy! Glad the snow didn't keep you all from having a great retreat. :)

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Lovely...

Annette-California said...

Good thing you left early when you did due to the snow. Crazy 10 inches. What a great start for the retreat. Love the project too.
Did you meet Amy from "Thread in Hand" blog? She was there too.
I can't wait to see more too of your amazing trip.
love Annette

Marilyn said...

Oh, that's a lot of snow again!
Glad everyone made it safely.
Both projects are nice.
Which one are you working on?
Marilyn

denise said...

:)

LaNelle said...

That's MN always a surprise when it comes to the weather! Specially this time of the year. Looks like a fantastic time & great projects.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Holy smokes, it's a good thing you went early! Can't wait to hear more.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

It looks like the best time ever! Just this little taste and I can see why you love it so much!

Bekca said...

I love reading these posts Cathy, can't wait for the next instalment :)
Best wishes.