Thursday, September 22, 2011

Where to start...?

What an amazing weekend I had! A whole bunch of Canadian stitchers got together for a cross stitching retreat. We were planning this event for over 2 years and finally my dream came true! You know, I live middle of nowhere and always was so jealous whenever I read of stitchers stitching together.

It was a blast! We had so much fun exploring Quadra Island, feeding deer making new friendships and we even have done some stitching! Our hostesses DH said: "I can't believe it, you guys came from so far just to stitch?" Oh, no the stitching is just an excuse! We came for fun and here we are, bottom row from left to right: Gis, me and social sue, top row: Bea, June, Linda, Wanda, Marlene, Janice the hostess, Gail and Marilyn.

and here is me and mama deer

I was able to finish my Little Red Riding Hood square that I'm stitching for a charity quilt (needs a little ironing and maybe I should outline mushroom stems).

On Monday we said goodbys but I decided to spend couple more days on the Vancouver Island. My next stop was Port Alberni's gliding club - I've got to fly!!!!

 me in the glider before taking off and below a few pics from the glider during the flight

Tuesday I spent in Victoria visiting Butterfly Gardens and Button and Needlework Boutique.
Now I'm back to Yukon and my ordinary life, dreaming about next retreat. We set a tentative date as of Spring 2014 and that one will be in Maritimes!

So long friends,