Monday, November 14, 2011

Back from the retreat!!

I had a wonderful time at the Montpelier Needlearts retreat in Laurel, Maryland this weekend!!!  Friday involved checking in at 1pm and receiving your goody bag and either a coffee cup or regular drink cup.  It was so hard to choose which ones to take, as there were many beautiful ones.  Here are the ones I chose:

Inside the goody bags were lots of charts, needles, and thread.   Later on we also received this great pair of scissors, and they were purple!!!!

Jill and I shared a room and we met two great women, Sandy and Malissa.  Lots of good food and laughs all weekend.  And, of course, some stitching and stashing!  I did finish JBW Designs Sleigh French Country Ornament.

JBW Designs French Country Ornaments (Sleigh)
Started:  11/6/11
Finished:  11/12/11
Fabric: 32 count Cream Belfast
Thread:  ThreadWorx 1089
And I was able to get all the words stitched on Morning Brew.  You can see one of my stash purchases on the fabric, a martini glass needle minder.  LOVE IT!!!

The other purchase I made was the fabric for Plum Street Samplers Beans, Beans chart, Lakeside Linens 36 count Vintage Autumn Gold.

And I won a Lizzie Kate Boxer Jr kit, Candy, as a door prize!

On Saturday we visited the Montpelier Mansion Needlearts Show.  Wonderful pieces of stitching on display!  And the mansion was great to see.  

All in all a great weekend!  We will be back next year!


cucki said...

hello dear, it is so nice that you had a lovely time..i am so glad..
my sister is living in maryland :)
i love your goodies..they are all so lovely..
sweet stitching..and lovely stash..i love the cute new chart..have fun dear and happy stitching xx

Charity C. said...

Great to know you had such a wonderful time! I like all of your new things!

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time Danielle:)

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Gorgeous new stash.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love your new stash and goodies. Looks like you had a really good time!

Christine said...

Sounds like a great time and you got some lovely goodies

Deborah said...

Sounds like great time! Love the new stash.

DJ said...

Oh my goodness, just look at all the goodies!! It was fun meeting you, Jill, and Denise at the Mansion...maybe next year I can attend the retreat too!

Penny said...

That is a pretty bag and I love the purple scissors, so tiny and cute. :)
Lovely stitching on the JBW Sleigh!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the finishes, lovely WIPs and all goodies from the retreat!

Joysze said...

Sounds like you had a fab time. :D Great stitching too.

Denise said...

Love it all! Really like the color of the thread on morning brew...very pretty!

Susan said...

It sounds like you had a lovely weekend - I love the bag you got!

Mangogirl said...

what a lovely weekend! I wish I could go to a stitching retreat! does anyone know of any in Australia?

That is some lovely stitching I like the sleigh :D