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Sunday, October 30, 2011

~~Happy Sunday~~(photo heavy..)

Greetings friends!!! Here's a quick snap of a recent finish...more details to follow in an upcoming post.... First, I wanted to share a few snaps about the retreat in Myrtle Beach...

Morning Star
Blackbird Designs
specified threads~40 ct Lakeside Pearled Barley
Victorian Motto Sampler Hand-dyed chenille trim~ Faded Red


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Wow. What a week! Can you believe I am still unpacking from last weekends retreat to Myrtle Beach?  Had hoped to come home and immediately put out a post, but between work and my schools Fall Festival Friday night.....so here I am now....

We all had the best time at the PALS retreat last weekend! Lots of us were able to reconnect with old friends.....











And, of course there was those WONDERFUL guest designers that we all were dying to meet for the first time...... Wow, what a treat to have them in come and mingle with all of us....Bottom line- they are just normal people like all of us!  I have no idea where my picture of Marie of
 Blackberry Lane Designs went, but she and her wonderful wares were there....

And....this fantastic lady came....


And, another icon was in attendance....




And, there were MANY that just cut up and had BIG fun while stitching.....



Needless to say, we all shared goodies and here's a few I was lucky enough to recieve.... I was so spoiled, I tell ya!!



 Beth was so sweet to give a goodie bag filled with lovelies....



Another total highlight for me, was finally getting to meet Jennifer!!!!  Jennifer is my exchange partner in the Friends Stitching through the Seasons exchange...Throughout 2011 Jennifer has sent me seasonal goodies...Check out my Fall package! omg....It was loaded!!!!

Okay, next post I will reveal more details about the gifts I took for friends....and no telling what else!

Have a great Sunday everyone~~~

Faye


38 comments:

Hazel said...

Oh wow what a great retreat and so many lovely stitchers I recognise the names of. Wonderful and a lovely finish to kick start it all too. x

Chelle said...

Faye,

How on earth do you find a retreat for stitchers??? I have been cross stitching for over 30 years and I have always had an extremely hard time locating other people to stitch with - in fact I've never had ANY LUCK at all. I have been a solo stitcher all my life.

I just discovered that there are sites like yours where stitchers come together online to share and I would love to get involved, but I'm a total newbie. Maybe some of your stitcher friends could help me out?

Thanks and hugs. Looks like you had fun!

Chelle

Bertie said...

Your retreat looks fabulous, lovely post. Great to see pictures from ladies who's blog I visit:))

Kajsa said...

How fun! Looks like a great time!

Lovely finish.

Bekca said...

Wow, it looks like you had a brilliant time at the retreat. Enjoy all of your wonderful goodies. Best wishes to you.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How precious? Great photos and very nice post! Take it easy and stitch the day away...

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a brilliant and lovely retreat y'all had Faye! Looks like you all had a ball and by the Sea to boot! Lovely stitchy exchanges and I love your beautiful Blackbird finish. Wishing you a lovely, stitchy day ~ Blessings always in stitches...

Jackie said...

I have seen a couple of posts about the stitching retreat and it looks like everyone had a fabulous time. I keep thinking that it's really not that far away from where I am in Florida....

Charity C. said...

You look like you had a wonderful weekend! I'm glad! You were able to get many nice things too!

Myra said...

It looks like ya'll had a wonderful time. Do you know how many ladies attended this year?

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a grand time at the PALs retreat! What treasures you brought home! Glad you were able to meet up with Jennifer!

Robin in Virginia

Linda said...

Your one of the lucky ones to live close enough to go to a retreat. I sure wish I could go to one. Great stitching. Happy Halloween.

Linda

Mindi said...

Love your Morning Star finish, those little boxes are so cute. Sounds like you had a fantastic time at the PALS retreat.

Karen said...

OMG...unpacking? Guess it can wait a few more days for me. I am going to stitch!

happy stitching...

Karen said...

What great pics Faye! It was great to see you again and watch those smokin needles at work. LOL I got my belle soie to stitch that one ornament with your changes! :) I sooo didn't want to fly back home to AZ as it was still a bit warm here.

BrendaS said...

Faye --
Great pictures! It looks like you all had such a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful finish too:))

Catherine said...

Looks like an amazing time!!

Penny said...

Your Morning Star finish is beautiful! Stitching friends, stitching and goodies ~ sounds like a wonderful time. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish and wonderful goodies! It was good to see you all, if only for a little while! Hopefully, after Christmas (out of town on 12/3...naturally...) or maybe a local get-together, even.

Lesleyanne said...

Looks like everyone was having a fabulous time. Great gifts.

Jan said...

Awesome, Faye-Faye, just awesome! You have some wonderful candid shots, not only of the goodies, but of the personalities!! Enjoyed the post mucho!!

Can't wait to see more, more, more!!

staci said...

Love your Morning Star finish...what is that in the box?

Looks like you had a fun time and you received some fabulous gifts! Looking forward to seeing the ones you made :)

Chris said...

What fun! It is so great to catch up with friends. All of the treats look wonderful.

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing a bit about the PALS retreat...looks like a good time was had by all.

Tommye said...

so glad you had a good time!

Nancy said...

Looks like you had a fun time! Lovely finish on Morning Star!

Patty C. said...

Morning star is a great pattern - Wonderful finish ;)

Fiona said...

It was great to see you again. Your gifts were great.

Giovanna said...

Wow, it looks like such a great time for you all! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures!

Donna said...

What a wonderful lot of stash and It looks like the retreat was fantastic !!! I wish there was something like it where I live !

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Nice photos of stitchers, stiching and goodies! Looks like you had a lovely time!
Cathy

valerie said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time at the retreat. I am really thinking about treating myself to it next year! Love all the goodies and your finish looks fantastic. Morning Star is lovely. I think it's the first time I've seen that one.

Shelleen said...

Thanks for sharing pics from the retreat. I missed all of you.

Lynn said...

I'm so envious. It looks like it was a fabulous retreat! Good friends, great fun, gorgeous stitching... what else could anyone ask for?

The Scarlett House said...

Hey, how did you get a photo of me when I wasn't howling with laughter, or doubling over till my sides hurt? I still giggle just thinking about Lynn laughing so hard. It was so much fun being an honorary Carolina Girl for awhile. I want to do it again :)

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, what fantastic goodies! Everything looks so fun. The Things and the Bitches?? Too funny. It looks like such an amazing time!

Marsha said...

Looks like the usual suspects that I stitch with - Linda k., Patti, Char, etc. You HAD to have had a great time. Happy for you all.

Suzanne said...

What a great sounding time! Nice gifts you received.

I love the Blackbird Designs finish.