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 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
 

6 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!)

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  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.

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