This is my hair after a trip to the hairdresser's with my granddaughter on Friday.
We are both now ladies with purple bangs. This is my way of thumbing my nose at a world that is just too cruel sometimes and to bond with my granddaughter. She now thinks I am the coolest grandma anywhere. lol.
This invitation went out several days ago.
Come one, come all
To a stitcher's free for all.
Come early, stay late
I'll meet you by the lake.
Bring your stitching, needle and thread
Out of town, I'll provide the bed.
Saturday we'll have put luck
and please, we don't want duck.
Sunday, I'll do brunch
Believe me, you won't need lunch.
So, write it down, don't delay
mark your calendar for the day.
September 5, 6 and 7
What can I say - Stitcher's Heaven.
A few of my friends took me up on the invitation.
Here we are minus Ann who stayed at home to keep the store open Saturday but came in the evening and then again Sunday.
What a wonderful group they are!! and such fun. There was a great deal of laughter, some stitching and lots of eating. The dessert table was twice the size of the dinner table lol.
We had several new guests this year. A very warm welcome to Donna, Bonnie, Laura, Marj, Trista, Fran and Judy.
A very special visitor came in the name of Judy M. I met Judy a couple of years ago through her blog and this year she came to the retreat from Friday evening to Monday noon. It was so nice to meet her in person. I have made a great new friend.
She has been named "New Judy" as she is the third Judy in our stitching crowd.
Dani and Christin stayed for the weekend as well. Dani played "Dish Fairy" with New Judy's able assistance. She also played taxi service for a trip to Knowledge and Needles and grocery shopper for those things we ran out of.
Christin has nominated herself my historian and is busily cataloguing my stash. I was suprised to find I actually had something in my stash that she did not have and she had to raid my stash for thread on Sunday. Believe me - that is not easy.
There were a couple of people checking out my stash as she catalogued it.
Donna and I are in the same Friendship Sampler RR and she was able to hand Carolyn's piece off to me in person.
My house and yard were fill. There were stitchers at the patio table,
on the swing, at the firepit table, on the lawn, (well Barb's taking pictures) in the Muskoka chairs, (that's Dani)
at the kitchen table, at the sunroom table, on the couch, in the rocking chair and on the floor!!!
We were even treated to a wedding on Sunday. There is a common area next to my home and there was a wedding. Here is the lovely bride and groom on a perfect day
For other great photos of the weekend check out Dani's and Fran's blogs.
It was a grand weekend. The weather was perfect and the company was delightful!
Thank you ladies for making my weekend.
On to stitching - I will leave my works till another post but have a couple of things.
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern is ready for a new sister. Please go to email@example.com and enter your name if you are interested.
And --- up for adoption ---- is a Dimensions stocking kit that has been in my stash for a number of years. I have tried to stitch it twice - once on 18 count navy aida and again on 16 count. The ladies have convinced me to pass this poor thing on to someone who will actually finish it. Included for adoption is the chart, charms and the fabric with the tiny amount stitched on it that I actually did. First one to offer to adopt it gets it.
Now I am on the hunt for a new stocking for a guy. Any ideas?