Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Forgot to post IHSW

I am so sorry I have been so slow to post again, I did have a very product IHSW week-end, I only broke for eats and church.
I did get alot done, I am going to a Chessie and Me Retreat put on by Stitchville USA the first week-end in april, I finished all the pre stitching for the friday evening class, we will have something else to do on saturday and sunday.
I also started a Himespun Elegance ornament for Christmas this year, o.k. I know it seems a little early for ornaments but I need to get this done beacuse I have about 10 more ornaments to do.


I went to a great reatreat in feb. the ladies there are so nice lots of good food and great times I made heart pin cushions

Cindy our moderator for febuary retreat found the greatest little books with markers and note pads, Cindy finds the greatest stuff for retreat.  I have already used the pointed markers in my stitching, thank-you Cindy.
We also play a dice game and steal from other stitchers if we get doubles, I love that Cindy does this game every retreat it is a hoot.
I also did finish a Shepherds Bush Boo To You, I know it is a little early for halloween, I just wanted to get this done,  so sorry about the wrinkles.
I was given this pattern a couple of years ago by Cindy at october retreat, thank-you Cindy.

I made 9 little bluebirds for a retreat that I went to last week, now I was not going to go

 but I read about the Belisle Ranch in Range Wisc. and just had to go, not only was this a great place but the ladies there were wonderful there were 7 of us, the Ranch served brekfast family style and dinner was a sitdown at a very large farm table.
Chris C. made scissor fobs for all of us, she is very talented and sooo sweet,  I love that they are made out of old thread spools, she had the fobs by our plates at the evening dinner on friday, I got a green one which is one of my fav colors, on saturday she had small thread pallets from the Silver Needle, sitting by our plates, thank-you so much Chris for these great gifts, arn't they adorable.
I even had a massage one hour long, I slept straight through the night not once did I get up, that says something abut the massage.
I met three new ladies that were a hoot, the story's they told were a side splitter, oh so funny.
I went to church with the owner of the Ranch, on sunday, it was lovely she drove, we stopped at the dollar store to buy Easter candy, got some good deals.
This house has 9 bedrooms and eight baths, there were horses to ride, a large swimming pool  indoors with a slide and a hottub, I went swimming, with Gloria and Susan and had a blast.
While there,  three calfs were born one did not make it, the mother was a first time mother and the owner said this is not unusual to have a first time mother lose a baby.
On sunday Mike left for a SOTA conferance  Special Operations and Training Association (Law Enforcement)I miss him so much almost a week without seeing him.
Well I am letting my  Dunn Bros. coffee get cold, I will insert pictures this evening when I get home.

Happy Easter to those of you
who celebrate this Holy Season.
Happy Passover to those of you who celebrate Passover

Catherine

7 comments:

Chris said...

OOH Catherine! I can't wait to see all the stitching that you have been doing! It sounds like your retreat was awesome.
I hope that the week goes by quickly while your DH is away.
Hugs and happy Easter.

Kimmie said...

I stopped at the LNS in my hometown when I picked my kids up and got a La D Da Halloween chart. The lady made a comment about me being ahead of the game. "No. I just like stitching Halloween and this one will be a quickie." LOL

Chris said...

Your retreat sounds fantastic.. stitching has friends all over the world. Blog hopped and found you so I shall pop back to see how you are progressing.
Chris x

Poppy said...

Hello

Just found your blog through Daffycat.
Your retreat sounds lovely.
Your stitching is beautiful.

Solstitches said...

I love the Christmas stitching and what a great idea the bobbin scissor keeper is.

Margaret

Hopblogger said...

I can see that I have a lot of catching up to do. Have been under the weather. Have emailed you - did you ever get them.
Everything is just lovely as always. Love the Halloween Boo!
Your little fingers are busy!
Much love,
conny

Hopblogger said...

I can see that I have a lot of catching up to do. Have been under the weather. Have emailed you - did you ever get them.
Everything is just lovely as always. Love the Halloween Boo!
Your little fingers are busy!
Much love,
conny