As always, I want to thank all of you so much for all the kind and fun comments on my last couple of posts. It means so much to hear from you and get to know you better. And I would never have guessed that all of you would gather up to be such a motivating Hare Pyns cheer leading squad - the internet is too cool! :-)
Today I wanted to share a bunch of photos from our weekend retreat. If you have already visited L-bug's and Bzz*Bzz*Bee's blogs, you have already gotten to see a bunch of pics and read stories about the retreat, but here are some more! :-) Bzz*Bzz*Bee's header pic is worth a visit in itself - isn't is just a gorgeous photo!?
The retreat was packed! We were 40 girls stitching away, talking, laughing and showing off finishes.
Here is a photo showing our stitching center - note that an "island" had to be added in the center of our regular set-up to accommodate everyone.
We did so may cool things.
Each and everyone of us got a hand-stitched name tag - how awesome is that!?
We got massages outdoors in the beautiful weather
We had a really wonderful tea party (which I was too excited over to remember to take any photos of...)
We had stacks and stacks of "free to a new home" stash that many of us looked through more than once
We had a display tables showing off our stitchers' wonderful finishes
We got fed over and over and over... (as you can see, that made us very happy)
We had way too much fun
We got some serious stitching done!
We got spoiled by our peeps for our birthdays (yes, I know that is totally over the top now... LOL)
We had a White Elephant smalls exchange
And then it was time to leave. Goodbye... same time next year?