Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Retreat Week-end

I am just getting back from my stitching week-end. I have gone for the last 4 years and every year is better then the last. We are a group of 4 to 5 stitching guilds and groups from the San Francisco bay area. Our host is at St Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, CA. It is a beautiful area and the food is amazing!!! We have a large open well lit room to stitch in. We can fit 45 in there with plenty of room to spread out.

The majority of us are there to work on our own projects. But this year we had 1 group project. We made ORT jars. Our Coordinator put together a class and brought supplies to complete it.

The lady in the green shirt is the coordinator.

These are our completed jars and the single jar is my personal work.
 Some of these ladies are so amazing. I wish I could show more of their work but I was only able to get permission from 1 to share publicly. These 2 pictures are her work the Santa is what she stitched this week-end. The stump work is some of the things she brought to share. 

While I was there I worked on 3 different pieces. I finished all the stitching on my Mill Hill Santa. I did not even try to add the beads. I was not going to try beading in a full room such as that. I then did the Sweetheart Tree pattern that I then turned into the ORT jar top.  Our February stitching get together is our annual exchange month. I got the pattern, linen, and silks to complete this design the Saturday before our retreat.  I knew we were going to be doing the class and I decided that the pattern would be perfect for this. And finally I worked on my HEAD Christmas Cottage. I got alot done but of course with the socializing that goes on, looking at others projects and going to dinner you never get as much done as you think you might.

I have already put the deposit down on next years retreat!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Sure wish I could have been there. Miss you ladies. Glad you had a great time.

  2. Thank you Rose for commenting on my blog (A Stitch In Thyme). I would like to reply personally but you are set to no-reply and I don't have your e-mail.


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