This past weekend 18 of us enjoyed our annual November Stitching retreat at Timberhouse Inn in Brighton.
We had a fabulous time stitching our little fingers to the bone , staying up late, eating and generally carrying on having a good time.
While we were carousing at the Inn, Dan and his helpers where at home preparing our Saturday evening feast. Here are some snapshots of the kitchen crew hard at work.
A big Thank You goes out to both the retreat attendees and the friends who generously came by to lend a hand. Dan created an excellent menu and the gang followed through with a fabulous meal!
There will likely be pictures on Dani's blog as well.
Fran created these tomato slices with an unpronouncable and unspellable type of delicious cheese artfully arranged on top.
Bob is busy fondling, or so it appears, the baguette slices in anticipation of adorning them with bruschetta.
Ann is preparing vegetables.
Fran, with help from Mollie, is setting out dishes for the dessert...which she made and for which she has provided the recipe on her blog.
Fran, Bob and Ann are examining a fancy corkscrew, which they obviously figured out because the wine did get opened.
Back at the Inn we had our annual ornament exchange, all of which were displayed on Barb's tree. As usual there was a wide assortment of ornaments all of which were stunning. I took pictures of only a few but you can see how wonderful they were from the tree and these few pictured below.
Sharon made this one.
Dani stitched this cute mouse.
Barb stitched this one and it is the one I got to take home.
Joyce, Debbie and Sharon
Lianne, Dani and Christin
Dani, Christin, Bonnie and Beatrice with the cool stockings!
Clare and Rebecca
Nan and Anne
Dani, Christin and Beatrice's feet