Sunday, April 4, 2010

Long over due

Gretchen and her finishes.
Can't believe how long it has been since I posted. I think of it but getting the pictures together somehow always bogs me down and I get behind. I am going to start leaving my camera in the car as the weather is a little warmer and that will afford me the opportunity to get some better scenic pictures for you.  This past weekend was mine to work so not so much stitching but between having to take my car in for a check up and waiting for some testing for my husband I have managed quite a bit of progress on CHS  Alphabets this last couple of days. I got 2 more letters done and almost a third one with the flowers added on the vine and even most of one of the boxes filled in around the words. I love making progress. I haven't made stitching night since we got back from retreat due to working late.  I miss going to stitching with my friends so much, I actually get to resent work when I can't have my personal time with my friends.
As for retreat, it was lovely as always. I was really tired when I got there but was happy and rested when I left with some stitching done, too much food and laughter and some different movies this time. I will have to get one of the girls to tell me the names of the movies we did watch. We had 3 this time and they were all different.
I think 3 of us had finishes and we oohed and aahed over whatever the others were stitching. Gretchen, I think, was the only one who had two finishes. Lots of talent in that group. The weather was snowy in snits but not bad and no more than we are used to. Several braved the trails; I didn't as I was really worn out this time and just didn't have the energy.  Not so many great sunsets this time but we could really tell there was more daylight in general. It was beautiful. Sigh. We have already booked our next retreat there. This is a shot of a lovely sitting area that is part of the breakfast area, the view is the entire valley full of sunlight. Awesome place to sit and just relax. Love it.
Hope your week finds some stitching time.


  1. Congrats on the progress!

    It's hard to believe some areas of the country still has snow on the ground when we're feeling like we need to turn the a/c on! It's absolutely beautiful there!

  2. Very nice progress, and nice finishes for your friend!

  3. I know what you mean, Marjo! The thought of blogging is there - the time, not so much. I really enjoyed your pics of the retreat and I know you had a great time!

  4. Your progress is great.

    I have been very bad in posting pics of projects in progress.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

  5. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about the verse I posted -- how cool!

    Hope you had a blessed Easter.