Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Great Time!

I got home from the retreat in Laurel, Md on Sunday. It was nice that it only took an hour to get home!

Danielle and I had a great time!! We got to meet some nice ladies, do some shopping, and see the amazing work at the Montpelier Mansion.

We arrived Friday afternoon and got to get straight to stitching! The hard working organizers of the retreat gifted us with some great goodie bags and door prizes. There was also a yummy dinner provided Friday and Saturday night, along with drinks and snacks available throughout the day.

The stitching lounge closed at 11 pm so we got a nice ten hours of stitching Friday night and enjoyed some tv in our room later. Saturday, we had all day to stitch from 8am to 11 pm so except for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a trip to the mansion....we stitched. It was great!!

I worked mainly on two big projects. Growing like a tree sampler by moira blackburn and a sweeter love by plum street samplers. I got a very good start on growing and after I had burned out on sweeter love a few months ago, Saturday I was able to get back into it and made a lot of progress.

Danielle and I were so excited about our progress on Saturday that after the lounge closed at 11 that night, we went back to our room to continue stitching while watching Saturday Night Live!

I took off work yesterday, so after a busy weekend stitching, I got to enjoy a day at home. Since I had the bug, I did more work on sweeter love! I decided to change the hair color on the lady. It is charted for a brownish red, but since its for Matt and myself, I decided to change the color to closer match my own hair.

Now its back to real life, counting down to the next long weekend!

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cucki said...

hello dear, i am so glad that you had a wonderful time..
i love your stitching..it is so sweet..
sending you hugs..enjoy your day off.
hugs xx

Denise said...

I'm so jealous you guys had that much stitching time! Love the sampler too...hope to see the both of you again for some stitching soon!

Mangogirl said...

wow sounds like you had fun stitching! great progress on your piece.