Monday, August 24, 2009

What a weekend!

What a great weekend. Saturday was my 9th or 10th ( does anyone know for sure?) annual Stitching Day and it was fabulous. This year we had an excellent turnout, with lots of old faithfuls showing up and a few new participants as well...

On this blog, I'll concentrate on pictures of the stitchers and tomorrow I'll show a sampling of the incredible stitching that we had on display. Paula
Sheila, Bernie, Rebecca, Trista, Judie

Trista, Judie, Christin and the back of Adriana's head

Colleen, Carmen, Isolde and the back of Anita's head... I am not sure whose arm that is!

Marg, Colleen, Carmen, Isolde, Anita, Marjorie

A headless person...maybe Kathy, Wendy, Clare, Dani, Marjorie
There will be a story later in the week about the kindness of Clare and her husband towards my father-in-law, who they don't even know...I am still so touched by their goodness.

Bernie, Laura, Sharon

The Stitching day is really only on Saturday but because some people come from a long way off, they stay over. Dan takes delight in making breakfast for us so here are Christin and Colleen and that arm partaking of french toast and bacon.

And here is Dan the chef doing his cooking thing. It was a very tasty breakfast.
The rest of the meals on the weekend were potluck and as you can imagine we ate very well! Some of these people are not only accomplished stitchers but they can cook too!
Next post...some of the stitching!
Dani, took a group shot of the gang and has sent it out to most of the participants for whom she has an e-mail address. It can be viewed on her blog here
along with her pics of the weekend.


Franny said...

Wow! Nice photos Ann. You must be exhausted. Sounds like you had a great time.

Kathy A. said...

Good morning Ann. Thank you so much for an awesome weekend. It was so nice to be with such a fun group! Your hospitality is outstanding. I loved staying the night and being there for breakfast in the morning. Dan can cook breakfast for me any time. It was GREAT!!!!!
The arm and headless person are both me lol.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I'm glad your weekend was enjoyable for everyone Ann. I love the big table with smiles and counting looks. Nothing like stitching with friends. Be always in stitches.

Beatrice said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful day from Mom and I. We had a blast!!!!
It was so good to see everyone and the weather couldn't have been better.
The group shot is awesome!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I had a wonderful time as well, can't wait until next August to do it again! Dani did a wonderful job on the group photo...