Mar 22, 2010

A stitchy weekend

I spent the weekend at a stitching retreat.  I got up Friday morning at o'dark-thirty and drove to Austin where I met up with Mary.  The two of us drove on to Kerrville to the YO Ranch Resort where the retreat was held.  We met up with Cindy and Dorothy there.  Cindy's husband googled the directions for her.  Unfortunately, he googled the YO Ranch instead of the YO Ranch Resort and Cindy ended up at the ranch, about 40 minutes west!  But she made it to the right place - eventually.

I nabbed a few new-to-me patterns off the trade table right off the bat.  Then I enjoyed looking at the shop models of newer designs brought by Stitches From the Heart, our retreat hosts.  Next, I settled in to stitch on the never-ending border on my BAP.  I managed to stitch a lot of it, but not nearly as much as I wanted to.  Oh well.
We had silent and live auctions on Saturday.  I didn't see anything I couldn't live without, so I just enjoyed watching the frenzy of last-minute bidding for the silent auction and had fun seeing who ended up with what at the live auction.  We all enjoyed winning stitchy door prizes during the weekend.
DH made a couple of floss sticks for the live auction.  I designed them and he made them.  One is a leg and the other is an arm - as in stitching can cost you an arm and a leg if you have a lot of stash. ☺

The weather was weird.  It was nice and warm and sunny on Friday.  Saturday morning it was raining and the temperature dropped quickly; there was a bit of snow/sleet late in the morning for about twenty minutes.  On Saturday night, the temperatures got down to 25 degrees!  Back home, DH reported torrential rains on Saturday and below freezing weather also.

Today it's back to normal.  I can't wait until the next retreat in June!


LoriRay said...

Your DH made adorable thread holders! How cute!

Glad you had a blast. :)

kimstitch3 said...

how cute, I was looking at the pics and thought to myself they looked like arms and legs and lo and behold I was creative. I love them. I want to buy some from you

Rachel S said...

Glad you had fun. Those thread holders are really cool!