Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Inspired Needle Retreat

In Shipshewana, Indiana

We had an fantastic time and wish it would be more then once a year
I look forward to it every year
Cathy did an awesome putting it on and maintaining it.
This little surprise was on our stitching places on Saturday night when we came back from dinner

Dovo scissors with a fall FOB and a wooden holder, fabulous!!

We had a small exchange for those who wanted to participate... I did

The next snap is all of them open, they were all so fascinating

I received Diane's (no blog)

It's a La D Da pillow, love it!
Barb from www.sunflowercross. Blogspot.Com, picked my small
It was really nice to see her again and many others

Well, I guess I don't have a close up, anyway, I painted the wood box black, sanded it and put owl scrap book paper lined it. It's a Lizzie Kate design

Here is the table I was at with Kellie, Barb standing behind her, Pat, Linda, Brenda, Jayne and Diane in the pink way back there

On the other side is Laura, Vonna, Karin, Katrina, Patti and Anna, most from the Chicago area.

And here we all are in a group.
We didn't have the whole group picture this year, it was too late and some had to leave

That's it for now... Braydon is waking up, yep, I'm babysitting the little buck-a-roo


Peggy Lee said...

Looks like you all had a grand time.
That little guy is just cheek-pinchin' adorable!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time.
Prim Blessings

cucki said...

looks like you had a fun time..
big hugs cucki xx

Deborah said...

looks like you all had a fantastic time! Great giftie.

BrendaS said...

Ranae -- What a nice recap. We did have a good time didn't we? I wish it were more than once a year too:)))

Braydon is a little cutie!

Have a good week.

Catherine said...

Looks like a great time!
That sure is a cute little guy there!

Barb said...

That looks like a fun event! What an adorable little guy!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

We had a great good time and if more than once a year...wow! :)
Your little Braydon...cutie patootie!

Giovanna said...

What a fun time you must have had - good for you. Lovely exchange pieces too. The babe is adorable, what a lovely smile.

Nicola said...

I wish I could go on a retreat, I have enjoyed seeing your photos. Thank you for sharing.

Faye said...

Oh wow!!! I just visited Vonnas blog and I am amazed at all the talent you guys had at that retreat!!! And, I LOVE the box you made for the smalls exchange....NICE.... Great post, Faye

Linda said...

Looks like you had a great time. Wish there was some in my area.


CathyR said...

Ranae, it was such a fun time! What a great job everyone did with their exchange smalls. Ah, more than once a year? Hmmm, that's a consideration!

Annette said...

Looks like a great tim you had!!
Ow toooo CUTE!!!
He is growing so fast!!!

Chris said...

It looks like you guys had a wonderful time! The exchange pieces are wonderful.
Braydon is so sweet!
Happy Halloween!

Kathy A. said...

Great photos Ranae. I read Vonna's blog this morning too. It looks like one amazing retreat. I am tempted to head up a Canadian invasion one year and descend on you all.

woolwoman said...

Great post about the retreat - glad you had such a fantastic time but with Cathy leading - I'm sure everyone would enjoy. I must say I have loved your halloween posts - you have such wonderful creative pieces and displays - so fun one and all - I just love that BOAF box you did - absolutely darling! I don't recall ever seeing that chart before. Boo to you ! Mel

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful retreat it must have been. I do hope that I will be able to attend such a wonderful retreat one day myself.

Lillie said...

What a wonderful retreat.

Teresa S. said...

That retreat looked like a lot of fun!
Your little box was a great exchange-
and the scissors, fob and holder-wow!
Braydon is a little sweetie.