Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Winter Retreat Has Come...and Gone!

We were so happy to see everybody arrive on Friday... and so sad to see them all leave on Sunday!  We had such a good visit, so much laughter, and so much FUN!!  I hope you enjoy the slideshow!
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We did something new this time... AN APRON CONTEST!!  We sent the aprons out at the end of October to everybody and asked them to embellish them for the retreat.  Not everybody brought one....PARTY POOPERS!!!.... it was a good thing though... we already had too many great aprons to choose from when it came time to vote for our favorites!  The 3rd prize winner was Kim's candy cane apron.... 2nd prize went to Debbie's snow chef apron (it was complete with a matching tea towel and wine!).... 1st prize was won by Lynn and her Oh so cute gingerbread house Joy apron with the stuffed gingerbread man.  They were all so cute!!!!! It was just darling with them hanging up all around the studio!

We were lucky enough to have several ladies who'd been at previous retreats, so there were many familiar faces!  Traveling the farthest this time were Linda and Christine from McKinney, Texas.  Every one of them was fun, funny, and so nice to have here!  Thank you all for visiting us!!  I'm already looking forward to our next winter retreat and have IDEAS!!!! for activities and projects!

HO HO HO!!!!!


Auntie Pami said...

Oh my goodness! I want to come and play...Looks like you all had such a grand time.

Fay Merritt Iseminger said...

This looks like so much fun! It would be great to attend one of your retreats.

brandy1 said...

A wonderful slide show. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to come and do a stitchery retreat at your place it looked fantastic fun.I have never had a Xmas winter and what a treat that would be. It is on my bucket list. Regards Shirley from N.Z.

Wendy in Kennewick said...

Love all the aprons, sew much creativy!! Wonderful slde show.

Anonymous said...

Please do make the snowman pattern, I love them! I want to come to a retreat too.. Have been trying but just haven't been able to score a spot yet! I will keep trying...