Mar 29, 2015

Great Retreat Weekend

This is where I spent my weekend. Sitting in my spot at the stitching tables working away.

Thursday I met up with two wonderful ladies to ride down to retreat with. One of them I've been friends with now for probably 15 years. We had fun visiting and we stopped in Bloomington, Indiana at a stitching store called Fancy Works. I was looking around but nothing screamed buy me. Mostly because of how many projects I knew I had at home. I thought we were about to leave when my friend spotted a piece she knew I just had to have...


The pattern is from Dinky Dyes and it's called Wave Dancer. The store owner had stitched a store model up and it was too beautiful to pass up. With my love of Dolphins and ocean I agreed it was a must have. We then stopped for lunch and chatted until time to arrive at the retreat location. I've always meant to get a picture of the outside of the building but I get so into stitching I forget to take pictures haha. Unfortunately the flu finally found me and crept into my head to cause problems. But I wasn't going to let it spoil my time. I got a box of Kleenex and lots of meds and I was able to get through. Several of the other ladies were sniffling too. Just that lovely time of the year here in Indiana. We spotted some snowflakes while we were stitching away. We just stayed inside warm and happily stitched away.

So Thursday I started and finished my Mill Hill pick for the month. After that I picked up Think Big by Peter Underhill. Friday I worked on HAED Selkie and got in over 1,000 stitches!! Love those LONG stitching days. I was able to finish the first page!! I will wait and share a picture of her on the 1st since we are so close. Saturday I picked back up Think Big and am really happy with my progress on it. Here are the pictures of my Mill Hill finish and Think Big...
Today was the day to return to reality. What a great time. There were 15 of us ladies. We laughed. We cried. We solved all the world's problems. We sneezed and sniffed the weekend away. We got a lot of stitching done! It was a wonderful time indeed. Now tomorrow we leave for our vacation. I'll be posting updates if you would like to travel along with me.

19 comments:

  1. Cute finish Katie and I love your new start.

    Linda

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  2. Wish I could have been there. Too many family commitments this time around.
    Maybe in the Fall but hen again it gets really busy.

    Jackie

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    1. Yeah we missed you. It's hard to squeeze it in but I make sure to if I can.

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  3. Cute finish!! Glad ( and a bit jealous) to know that you had a great stitching time and you get such a lovely stitching group to enjoy the weekend:)
    Flu and all doesn't impact stitching love but hope you are feeling better now.

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  4. Wow, it sounds soo wonderful! I love Peter Underhill's lovely dog designs but I haven't been able to afford them yet... Buying cross stitch products here in Sweden is expensive, and to buy them online is expensive because of the delivery charges... Annoying to say the least!

    Annie
    http://www.mylittlexstitchnook.blogspot.se/

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    1. Thank you. This one is so much fun to do. I got mine at 123stitch but yes it was a little expensive.

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  5. What a great weekend! I'm glad you had some fun time after all the home disasters this winter's brought you. Safe travels!

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  6. That design must have been screaming your name! Looks like you had a really fun time and even got some stitching done. Safe travels xx

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  7. Gosh, I miss those retreats! Glad you all had a good time and I hope you're feeling better soon! I am looking forward to your vacation! :-)

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  8. Beautiful! Glad you had a wonderful time for yourself:)

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  9. Great finishes! Sounds like a wonderful time!

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  10. So glad you had a great and productive time at the retreat. Hope the cold is gone. Fantastic new chart!

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  11. I love Think Big... He's so cute! The dolphin chart was so YOU. :) It was awesome to see you, Michelle, and Annette, and Coleen again... in addition to meeting all the other ladies. I meant to take a pic of the building, too... and didn't. lol

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    1. Thank you. Yeah it can't wait for me to get home and start it haha. We did too much stitching and not enough photo taking but that's okay.

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  12. That Dinky Dyes design is so cute, I looove the colors! It sounds like you had a lovely time; I know no one around here that stitches. I know there must be some as I find random stuff in the thrift stores though. :) Too bad the flu caught up with ya though~

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  13. Looks like a great retreat. I just love that Dolphin chart, it's a little different to the usual band sampler. The colours are gorgeous.

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  14. Considering there were 15 of you at the retreat I'm surprised you got so much stitching done! Sniffling aside it sounds like you had a fantastic time. Well done on finishing the Mill Hill kit and stitching so much on Think Big and Selkie. :)

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