Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stitching Friends

"We may run, walk, stumble, drive or fly,
but let us never lose sight of the reason
for the journey, or miss a chance to see
a rainbow on the way."
Arthur Unknown

My journey is almost to it's end. I cannot tell you what a wonderful time this as been. Not just in stitching two new projects, or visiting so many exciting places but in the stitching friends I go home with.

Here is a picture of our room at the Shaker House. It is a very simple room with no TV or fancies. It was very peaceful and inviting.

Last year when I attended the retreat I was so excited to meet Nataly because I had been following her blog Nataly's Needle Creation. She was back again this year being our wonderful hostess. She did a fantastic job spoiling us to no end. A "BIG" thank you Nataly for all your hard work.

Last year I met Pam - Confessions of a Southern Stitcher. We became friends and email each other just about every day. It was so wonderful to see her again in person and spend some great quality time together.

Pam, Nataly and myself

What a treat it was to meet Carol - Stitching 'n Stashing. She is a follower of mine.
 She is brand new to blogging

This is sisters Sue and Dawn from New York.
They are stalkers of my blog but don't have a blog themselves.

This is Lesley and Patricia from Maine. We met them last year at the retreat.
They are both new stalkers to my blog.

These four girls really made the retreat fun. They flew in from Australia to attend the retreat.
Janette, Sonia, Maralyn & Kathy.  Pam and I spent our free day with them and learned so many new
Aussie sayings.

We left the retreat with so many new stitching friends. Yesterday Pam and I spent the day driving around New Hampshire and filling up all those last few inches we had left in our suitcases. Tomorrow I am meeting a fellow blogger Deborah - Cranberry Sampling. I have been invited to join their stitching group. That should keep me out of trouble and not buying anything else until I fly home tomorrow night.

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and following me on this journey.

Always keep love in your stitches,


Denise said...

How wonderful to make new friends and see old ones. And think of all those new followers!

Have a great day tomorrow and enjoy your flight home!

Anonymous said...

No longer a stalker but became a follower. I couldn't take the pressure of that label anymore.;-)
You helped make the retreat such fun and thanks for the goodies. Have a safe and enjoyable trip home.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful time you've had! Safe journey home!

Parsley said...

Oh how fun! I would love to meet others someday!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed every second of your retreat. It sounds like you have continued to cememt friendships and start new ones.

Inches, inches??? You still have inches left for more stash in your suitcase? I would have thought that at this point you would be down to pocket space in your jacket. LOL.

Great haul, great times, great friends, safe flight home,

butterfly said...

Great journey with new and old stitching friends.
Thank you for sharing its been fun.

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Great photos. Have a safe trip home.

Mouse said...

heheh .. love that inches left in your case ... how blooming big was your case ..lol great to put faces to names and well come to your new stalkers .lol .. love that shaker room... enjoy stitching with Deborah . jealous you get even more stitching time with fellow stitchers ... take care and see ya when you get back :) love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

very lovely journey with old and new friends :)
great pictures..have a safe trip back home.

Carol B said...

I'm so glad we got to meet! I look forward to meeting up again next year. Happy stitching!

Bekca said...

It sounds like you've had a lovely time making new friends and catching up with old ones. I hope you have a wonderful time with Deborah. Best wishes to you.

Kelly said...

This looks like a wonderful trip with many new friends. I am glad you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a brand new stalker!! It was awesome seeing you again and I definitely look forward to next year's retreat! Tell your hubby to buy more guns so you can fly out again!! xoxoxox Patricia :)

Pumpkin said...

How exciting and wonderful to meet all those stitchers! I bet you've made some great friends :o)