Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Stitching At the Beach!

I'm back from the beach - sand, surf, and stitching...what a combo! (I highly recommend it!). I am getting on the road again so I thought I would post a few quick pics with more to follow later.

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 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


  1. Aww so much fun :)
    Sweet ornaments..
    Big hugs x

  2. Looks like a fun time.
    Can't wait to see more pics.
    Have fun at Quilt Market!

  3. It was great meeting and talking with you at the retreat, Cathy. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

  4. Not silly at all, I often take a picture in the airport, at least you know where the rest of the photographs were taken. Lovely designs for your French family!

  5. Thanks for following me! Glad you enjoyed the Blog Hop. Watch out for my Advent Calendar this December. I always meet some lovely new people through the Blog Hops I do and it's extra nice to meet a new designer :-) (new to me that is!)

  6. My goodness Cathy! I was at Myrtle Beach just last weekend with my son and his family. We went to the Pirate's Voyage for my grandson's birthday. We're about three and a half hours from the beach.

    It looks like you had a great time, and one day, I will for sure be going to a get together. They always look like so much fun.