Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Count Me Inspired retreat/ part 1

Haylo!




I can't believe it's Wednesday already, anywhoo, here is a recap of this past weekends event.
Anna and I started out Thursday morning. We drove to Plainwell, Michigan to http://www.stitchingbitsandbobs.com/ As you can see we had the whole store to ourselves
That night we stayed in Benton Harbor, that was about half way to La Porte to meet the gals.










Friday morning we met the girls at http://www.houseofstitches.com/



The store was jam packed with stitchers, even though the next snaps don't look that way There's Karin, Brenda and Jayne



Anna and Karen


Then it was off to Shipshewana, Indiana to the Farmstead Inn

Amish country
The next snaps are the convention center where we all gathered






Cathy did an excellent job putting it all together.


She had a little boutique, so we could shop, or if we needed something that we didn't bring

That's it for this post. It's so hard to get the photo's in the right order

Stayed tune for the retreat exchange, shopping, and visiting another retreat

Tata for now

19 comments:

Shari said...

ok, do tell..........what retreat was this?!?!?!?!?!?
HOS is my LNS!!!!!! It is in my home town!!!!
and Shipshewana!!!!!!! 45 minutes from where I live now!!!!!!

BrendaS said...

Great pictures Ranae! We sure did have a great time and I love seeing all the pictures:)))

cucki said...

hello dear,
very lovely pictures..i am looking at them again and again..
you are having really fun time..
keep well dear and happy stitching xxx

Mouse said...

ohhhh you look like you are having a fab time ... jealous of all these fab stitching shops that keep appearing on the blogs ... *sniff can't be there to join you all ..lol love mouse xxxxx

Annie said...

Now that looks like real stitching fun. And great weather to top it all off!

Teresa said...

ooh, what a great retreat, I hope to do LaPorte next time. I see BarbH in several of those pics.

Jane said...

What great fun Ranae, Oh, I wish my part of the world would have occasions like these, sob sob!
Look forward to the next batch of piccies xxx

Margaret said...

Oh fantastic!!! I so wish I could have gone too. Well this is the next best thing! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos from the Retreat. Look forward to seeing the next lot.

Annette said...

WOW it looks like you had a lot of fun... what a beautifull pic's

Siobhan said...

Oooooh, wow!! Great photos! I have to head to bed but will be eager to see part 3 tomorrow! :)

Karin said...

Hi Ranae!! Fun posts of a fun retreat. It was so great to see you there again and to meet Anna! I hope to see soon again at one of the Sunday Stitching events at Inspired Needle.

CindyMae said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!!

Julie said...

Super pics of the retreat, how exciting to meet up with so many other stitchers/friends

Catherine said...

Looks like great times!

Cindy's Stitching said...

How nice. The pictures are great.

Meari said...

What a fun time!! I wish I'd known. I'd have tried to go.

Nancy M said...

I just got back from vacation and am trying to catch up on posts. I live about 30 minutes from Shipsee. We take motorcycle trips there and eat lunch! And I live just over an hour from SB&B's. When I go, I am usually the only one in there. I have yet to go to HOS,it's farther than an hour from me. I could have dropped into the retreat and not even had to spend the night! Looks like fun and I checked out some of the other blogs that wrote about it too!

Pumpkin said...

Oh WOW! I'm SOOOO jealous Ranae! Looks like you had a great time just going to the needlework shops ;o) LOL!