After what seemed like a journey that took forever, my friend & I landed in Myrtle Beach airport late wednesday night!
I know it's a little goofy to take a pic in the airport, but hey, I live in the middle of the country where we are already looking at snow flurries! Palm trees are a very welcome sight!
This was the view on our way to breakfast the first morning.
I have a thing for piers...there is something so cool about the structure of them. I also always feel like I'm on an episode of CSI...the body is going to wash up here (I watch way too much TV I think!).
Hmmm...if I can't fish for them, they better not be fishing for me!
Oh yes - the retreat! One of the fun parts is all of the crazy exchanges they have! Here is a Halloween ornament exchange. During this one, you had to draw a card and follow the directions...exchange with the person 7 to your left & across the table, etc... One night we played a musical chairs kind of game! So much fun. I will share pics of exchange gifts next time!
I did bring a New Release with me that retreaters got to see, even before shops & distributors! This is the start of the Family Tree series: ornaments based on one of my family members. Joyeux Noel is in honor of my sister-in-law and her family who make their home in Paris. We don't get to see them too often, but last Christmas we all gathered at my in-laws house to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. I had such a great time getting to know my sweet little nephews.
I will post some exchange pics next time, but now I must pack again to hit the airways to Houston. I am looking forward to working the Quilt Market floor for my friends at Just Another Button Co.
Happy Stitching! Cathy