Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Inspire Me Retreat

Good evening!
I'll let most of the pictures do the talking


Three long tables, plum full of stitchy goodness








Cathy's set up for buying stash


There was 35 smalls for exchange


After being opened...fabulous wonderful things, I wanted them all, lol





Diane and me with her exchange,BBD pillow. I also picked hers last year, out of all of them. I must like her package wrapping. FYI-that is the Diane that had the BBD shaker box finish on the last post


This is Annette with my exchange, Prairie Schooler flat fold easel


My stash and the box we received from Cathy
We also got these needle keepers from a fellow stitcher, who painted them for Cathy to us, sorry! I regret I forget her name, very talented lady






This was our project to complete during the retreat
I completed mine, although I didn't stitch Needles on the gauze that was included





Anna and I started another project to complete by next years retreat, Jardin Prive
Old Glory by Rosewood Manor, which we both completed with little time to spare before this retreat
Looking at it now, I'm very proud I stitched so much, with all the laughing we did
If I recall, I frogged once


Here's the whole gang taken before or after our prime rib dinner, yummy!!


Do you see any familiar faces??
Notice Cathy posing in the front, just like a cheerleader
She should be proud, she did an awesome job putting it all together
Everyone really enjoyed themselves
We can't wait for next year

Cathy...Thanks for a super fun Shipshewana weekend

Sweet Dreams!!!

24 comments:

Barb said...

What a wonderful event! Lucky you living close enough to attend!

Phyllis said...

Looks like a fun time!

Katrina said...

So much fun!!!! I am sorry I missed it.

Shirlee said...

Looks like fun ... thanks for sharing : )

Chris said...

Woohoo! Such a fabulous weekend. Love the exchange pieces and your new stash.

Mii Stitch said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Retreats are so much fun and that location in Shipshe is the best! Our quilt group has met/stayed there before. So nice!

Mylene said...

Wow!
Looks like every one had fun👍😊!

Robin said...

What a wonderful time you all had! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us, Renae.

Robin in Virginia

Melissa said...

What a lovely getaway! Jealous!

Julie said...

Looks like you all had great fun.

pj said...

Great pics Ranae. I have been looking everywhere for your contact information. Not sure what I did with it but it must be in a stitching bag, right? HA!!!

Could you email me: pjstitcher at mchsi.com so I have yours in my mailbox.

Had fun at the retreat and so glad to meet you and Anna.


pam

cucki said...

Wow so much fun :)

Margaret said...

Looks like such fun! Inspired Needle looks like such a great shop! What fun that there's a retreat too!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I really wanted to go this year :(
Looks like you had a sweet time!

pam said...

looks like a blast

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! I am planning to go in 2014!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

What a great way to spend the weekend! Looks like you all had fun!
Great exchange pieces!!!
Happy Halloween!
Robin

Karoline said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time

Sally said...

What super photos Ranae. Looks like everyone had a brilliant time!

Meari said...

Wow, what a great weekend! I didn't know they had it going on.

Catherine said...

Fun times!

CathyR said...

Ranae, I'm so glad you and Anna could join us again this year! Yes, we all did have a great time! Thanks for the pics - I still have yet to do my post!

Cathy

Marilyn said...

Where can I buy the magnifying/light that is on the left hand side? It sits on the table and has room to work under. I haven't seen anything online like it.

Looks like a nice group.