Oh boy, off we go! (Or rather, went!)
This was at the end of April, I'm just a little behind in posting.
The view from the bedroom we were in this year.
Quick walk to the beach, just a little breezy.
The sun before the rain that came for almost the whole weekend.
It started out as a good idea...
... plans change!
Our goodie "bag", complete with flip flop bottle opener and ort bag (thanks, Jane!)
Don't be mad or sad, Brad/Chad/Thad/whatever his name might be, gets around to everyone!
I got the darn frog too.
Friday's lunch at Wally's, delicious!
The White Elephant exchange, lots of stealing ahead.
The word was SAND and this is what I finally was able to keep! I love the Mill Hill pattern, I've been wanting that one.
Did you know - a Small Adorable Necessary "Ditty Bag" is a bag especially used by sailors to hold small articles like needles and thread - a perfect addition to what I gave.
Karen and I camped out in the big room this year to stitch.
It was a comfy room, as you can see!
Kelly finished this adorable mermaid blanket, so sad it wasn't for me! 😉 Although I do have one that Gman1 made me a few years ago, so all is good.
Linda and Annette had this piece going around the house for everyone to stitch a little bit. They will then frame it and give it to the owners of the house as a thank you. I stitched the little bucket.
Keep those frogs in one place and away from everyone!
Luckily it stopped raining long enough to get our group photo.
Such fun, I got to join the I ❤ Brad Club!
I had this last year at the retreat, but never started it even though Janis @ Noteworthy Needle explained it to me. This year, she helped me start it and that made a
BIG HUGE difference! Are you ready to start yours, Jo?!
I did have a small finish there, Hands on Design, A Year of Celebrations.
I bought a couple fabric pieces, because I didn't think I had enough at home. 🙄
And then, before we knew it, the weekend was over.😞
Another wonderful time with great ladies. I'm always looking forward to seeing them at the next stitching event!