Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Retreat, Pneumonia, And Some Stitching

Happy spring to all, thank-you for all your beautiful comments on my last post, I am retiring soon and will have time to respond to all comments  ( I will have more time on my hands).
I went on a wonderful retreat from the 30th of April to the 3rd of May.
The retreat was sponsored by Stitchville USA in Minnesota, it was held at the Oakridge Conference Center in Chaska Minnesota.
What a beautiful venue they have and the food was fantastic.
The Teacher was Ellen Chester from  With My Needle, the class was Kindred Spirits, I love this class so much I want to take more classes from her, I have to say she is a very tiny and lovely Lady, what a ball of fire she is, and her husband is just a hoot and so helpful.
The instructions were so well laid out (done by her wonderful husband) so easy to understand and follow.
The whole kit is positively beautiful, it was well worth giving up lunches out and Starbucks to pay for this class, I would do it again.

This is a Shaker Box, it is about 12 inches long, it is beautiful, I have never had anything like this before.
I need to get my Shepherds Fold done first then my drum from Scattered Seeds done , then I will go full force on this lovely kit.

I want to show you some of the lovely things Deb and Deb chose for our gifts for the retreat, wow they are so generous with their gifts to the participants of the retreat.

Thank-you Ladies for a great week-end. I encourage you to stop by the shop if you are ever in Minnesota.

I have not been stitching at all since last Thursday, I have pneumonia, I have been so ill this past week that I have been in bed since last Friday evening since arriving home from work, I have never been so ill in my life, I have not had a cold or flu in over twelve years, so when it happened it really happened, I am on the mend now and hope to be back to work on Monday, and do some stitching this week-end, I would not wish this on anyone, it is horrible, I am not an easy woman to keep down, but this did it.
This is a picture of the Shepherds Fold  A Full Heart that I worked on last week,
this is the top of the box, there are two more pieces to come to complete the set, I am saving my money this week by not going to Starbucks to buy the next piece that comes out.
It is warm today about 65 degrees I hope it gets warmer so I may sit outside for a half hour tomorrow, wish me luck.
Hugs and spring butterfly kiss's to you all


Vickie said...

Gorgeous! But take good care of yourself.

Carol said...

So sorry to read about your bout with pneumonia, Catherine--hope you feel 100% very soon... I do love the gifts from the retreat--so glad you got to attend :)

Kimmie said...

(((HUGS))) feel better!!!!!

Bea said...

Sounds like a fantastic retreat - I'm so glad you had such a good time. Hope you're feeling completely well again very soon. Don't overdo!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Hope you are on the mend and feeling better. The Shaker carrier is beautiful!

Linda said...

Hope you get 100% real soon Catherine. Sounds and looks like you had a great time.


Preeti said...

Sorry to hear about your health. Hope you feel much better and the weather turns warmer for you.
The gifts are lovely!! Glad to know that you enjoyed the stitching retreat:)

summer said...

What lovely gifts, SO hope you feel better soon Catherine, it sounds horrible! BIG HUGS

Lana said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Sounds like the retreat was great!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That shaker box is stunning I'm jealous!

Frances N said...

Look at all your beautiful things from the retreat! It looks like you had a wonderful time!!
So very sorry about the pneumonia! I'm sure you were feeling really crummy! Take care and get over it quickly!!

marly said...

Oh my goodness. I hope you are well by now! That is an absolutely gorgeous shaker box. Glad you had such an enjoyable retreat!