Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Count Me Inspired retreat/part 3

Cathy had a project for us on Friday night




Our fearless shop owner showing us the instructions to make the finish product.

It was so fun and so easy, yummy too, as cathy made us eat our ice cream from the containers to use, lol



Then there was a fun exchange, if you wanted to partcipate. We all drew numbers and picked out the wrapped up exchange, when we were done, we showed off what we received.




I was over the moon with this little scissor FOB and the scissors come with it, how cool is that?!! Adana stitched this fabulous exchange, Thanks so much Adana and it was nice meeting you.





Brenda walked away with my exchange it was a little pin cushion from Casting a Spell by Blackbird Designs. I don't have a snap, so you will have to hop on over to her post to see it.



Saturday night as we were all feasting, Cathy sneaked this box tote on our table where we were stitching. It is fantastic and I LOVE it






Here's the group on Sunday morning,

minus Karin and Katrina, there was a family emergency and I do hope everything is all well




This is the stash shopping I did, a little bit of something from everywhere



I didn't do much stitching myself, a little on ABC Halloween and then I started Winter Wonderland



Progress was made




Do believe this is the end.



You can also visit Laura, She has a really good recap of all the happenings



It was a beautiful weekend to have for the retreat in a quaint little town



I met many wonderful stitchers and hope we can all do this again real soon. Once a year is just not enough to have so much fun and excitement.


Now I am off to sit and stitch on Midnight Watch, it's almost done, yipeeee!!!



Thanks so much for stopping by.



I do appreciate all the comments and e-mails

31 comments:

Margaret said...

Fantastic! I love that little project -- and getting to eat the ice cream too! Love the little box! And great exchange too! Great stash shopping! Lucky you to go to such a great retreat!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh, love the progress you made on Winter Wonderland. Great recap, Ranae! Hope to see you at the shop sometime soon.
Linda

CindyMae said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful time you must have had!!! Everything sounds and looks so wonderful. Love the exchange item you received. The little project ya'll done look so darn cute!!!! Love the tote box and love all the new stash!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful time with us!!!

Oh and gorgeous stitching progress!!!

dxponhs1 said...

Oh how I wanted to go to this retreat with you and Adana. I'm glad you girls had a good time. Love your stash!

CathyR said...

Ranae, I love all the pics of the shops and the "Still Stitching With Susan" retreat. Thanks for capturing those moments. I'm glad you and Anna were able to attend this year's retreat!

Laura said...

Reading these posts is getting me all hysterical again!!!!

Jenny said...

Oh what a fabulous retreat, Ranae. I love the ice-creak project. We were totally spoiled in the lucet class last weekend; the class-hostess made each student one ice-cream each - so adorable!

Wow, those exchange pieces are really impressive! You pulled the right number - what a cute fob - great job! :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time at the retreat. Thank you for sharing yuor photos. Great new stash.

Annette said...

WOW Ranae... how beautifull is that little ice cream... that was a trill to make I think.
Beautifull Stash... and lovely gifts..

Mouse said...

oh blimmy that was a cute project but someone would have had to eaten mine ..can't have it :( and great stash haul there girl and what a great retreat :) love mouse xxxx

Shari said...

awesome report! how fun & what a great looking group of ladies!!

Vinniey said...

Wow!! lots of new stash! The ice cream project is so cute and it looks so yummy! Beautiful little pillow from Adana and the tote box is lovely! Enjoy your new stash and have a wonderful day, Ranae!

Carol said...

I've really enjoyed looking through your retreat photos, Ranae--all three parts!! Looks like a fun time was had by all...

Love your new stash and Winter Wonderland. I just bought that myself--hope to get to it this winter. In the mean time, I'll enjoy watching your progress :)

cucki said...

hello dear,you all really had a lovely time.. i really love the cute scissor fob and pin cushion you made are so lovely too..
i love the winter wonderland and your progress is so great too..
and great stash..enjoy it dear..
happy stitching xxx

Jane said...

Ohhh Ranae, I want to see more!!
I've so enjoyed this trio of posts and am literally green with envy at such a wonderful get-together ~ if I start saving now do you think you could find a place for me next time???
Lovely new stash, do I spy Brenda Gervais ~ Pumpkin Farm ~ love that chart and know it will make a good companion to her 'Springtime Social' I stitched earlier in the year, oooh I'm so tempted ~ I shall enjoy watching you stitch it up.
Take Care xxx

Siobhan said...

What fun projects and goodies! Great recap, Ranae!

Julie said...

What a lovely group pictrure to remind you of the lovely time you all had.
We have a meetup this coming weekend, just a day for us though

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a great project and getting to eat the ice cream was an added bonus! Love that little box. You really had a great time. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sally said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time Ranae:) Love your progress on Winter Wonderland.

Cindy said...

wow...i have so enjoyed your posts :D....looks like a wonderful time with great memories and wonderful stitching!

Michele said...

woo hooo! what a great retreat! Love seeing all the pictures!!!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your retreat sounds wonderful! No wonder you don't want to wait a whole year for the next one! How nice that you HAD to empty the ice cream containers before using them! I loved the wooden tote box. Your Winter Wonderland looks great, love the colors!

Kathy A. said...

That looks and sounds like such fun! Love the new stash.

Teresa said...

WOW what a fun time. I wish I had an excuse like that to eat ice cream. The wooden box is fabulous.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great fun, stashing, and stitching! Love the 'tool' box!

Meari said...

What a fun time!! I feel a bit dumb asking, but what is the finish you did at the retreat?

Cindy said...

Looks like you had an awesome time at the retreat...wish I could have gone! Will have to keep that on the radar for next year :)

Adana said...

Ranae, it was great meeting you and Anna. What a great time we had and Cathy just totally spoils us rotten. I hit the ground running, so I've just this weekend uploaded some of my pics. Dawn and Cindy both have to join us next year, I do know that.

Brigitte said...

You all must have had a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing all those pictures and have fun with your wonderful new stash.

KIM said...

Renae,
I know how much you love Halloween stitching and I wanted to share this blog address with you:
http://www.picturetrail.com/ravens-haven-patterns
These are all patterns for sale of prim Halloween items. She also has links to ghouls blog. Its adorable!

Kim

Pumpkin said...

How fantastic! Love the stash, love the goodies and love the little project you did :o)