Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stitching Retreat

What a fantastic weekend! Ann (of Knowledge & Needles fame) organized a stitching retreat at Timber House in Brighton, just off the shore of Lake Ontario. And this place is gorgeous, huge windows 3 stories high, with tons of stitching room with beautiful natural light. Of course we all still came armed with assorted Ott lights and magnifiers as you can see from the pictures, that is all 18 of us! The bedrooms were lovely with big comfy beds when we needed to rest up for the next day of stitching. And food - well there was lots of it and it was all delicious. I neglected to take my camera to Ann's house where hubby Dan cooked up a scrumptious feast for us on Saturday afternoon. And of course a quick trip into the shop for some must-haves followed that.

I have lots of pictures of the stitching retreat to share....so here goes!
This is a shot of the great room, that I took from the upstairs dining area~

A shot of the dining area upstairs~One of the lovely bedrooms~

Awesome windows~And in case you are wondering what I did during this fabulous weekend~
This is Flock of Birds by Blackbird Designs. I started it on Friday shortly after we arrived at Timber House and finished it up last night. A quick, very sweet little design :-D

What a great weekend! Thanks Ann for organizing such a fantastic weekend for us all, its no wonder your next 2 retreats are already booked solid!

32 comments:

Brigitte said...

OMG, what a great location for a retreat. This must have been a real dream. Everything looks great there and you must have had some wonderful days.

Laura said...

oh my! That is my idea of heaven! How much fun! I wish I lived nearby and could join in one of these retreats. Thanks for all the pictures so I can live vicariously!

Lynn said...

Rebecca had asked me to be her roomie on the retreat but I had to work! Trying to switch a weekend or take vacation on a weekend is next to impossible lately. I would have loved to have met you and missed getting together with all of you. I really could use a stitch weekend these days.

Your BD finish turned out lovely.

Kelly said...

That looks so fun! And I love seeing all the lady's lights set up next to their chair's! "Have stitching light - will travel" hehe

Melissa said...

What a lovely place for a retreat and it's a nice size group of stitchers too. I love the BBD design. I must get some of that linen!

ps Your package is ready to be posted!

Redwitch said...

Lovely stitching and great photos, looks an amazing place to meet and stitch :)

Kathy A. said...

Oh, now I am so lonesome for home. You know the Timberhouse is in my backyard!!!
Looks like you had a great weekend.Nice stitch too.

zoomcity said...

Wendy, it looks like so much fun. :) I love your finish. Such a sweet design.

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous place to have a retreat! I love the project that you worked on, too.

lena-lou said...

WOW WOW WOW what a place, no wonder you had such a fab time :)
Take care

Anonymous said...

Great pictures - it was great to meet you and I look forward to the next stitching session with the wonderful group of ladies!
Clare

Ranae said...

What a beautiful place for a retreat.
Love the BBD

karenv said...

What a fantastic place for a retreat - thanks for sharing your photos!

Love your finish too, very cute.

Natasha said...

What a beautiful place to stay.that is my knid of place.. Woods and rustic wood inside. Looks like a supberb time.

Love you finish
Natasha

Michele said...

what fun!!! and what a lovely place to have a stitching retreat :) Love your finish too!

Cheryl said...

Looks like a great venue! Glad you had fun :)
Your finish is lovely, what are your plans for it now?

Sherry said...

i love your BBD piece and the fabric you used for it!

Hazel said...

Wow now that is a great stitching retreat!!! What a fantastic place. Love your little finish too and there are lots of other finishes I haven't seen. They're all gorgeous. x

Margaret said...

What an amazing place to have your retreat. I think we are all a little jealous.(LOL) I know I am!!
Great pictures and what a pretty finish.

Kit said...

What a great spot for your retreat! I love the Flock of Birds design, you have the best taste in projects!

Alberta said...

Wendy, what a beautiful place to stitch, relax and enjoy friendship!

Margaret said...

Your stitching and your blogging always give so much joy Wendy. You have been awarded the 'Kreativ Blogger' award. Please check my latest post for details.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Bine said...

Oh WOW! That sounds like you had an awesome weekend. I love the pictures. The location is gorgeous and so is your lovely Blackbird Design. Congratulations on your lovely finish.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

I'm just GREEEN with jealousy about your retreat, and what a fabulous place, too!!! Wendy, I know it was fun just being there with you! Darling little finishes. Are you up for another Neighborhoodish RR, yet??? :] Hugs, Deb

Annemarie said...

Wow. I guess you're one of the very few people who can say they've seen heaven and actually mean it. Oh. My. Gosh.
Your finished BBD piece is too lovely for words. Now I'm off to look at your pictures again. And again.

Carla said...

Sounds like you had a great time :)
Flock of Birds is lovely!!

samplerlover said...

Hi Wendy what an incredible place to have a retreat. It looks like you all had a lovely time.
Love all your stitching lately. Beautiful. Sandra.

Von said...

This retreat venue is stupendous! Truly a retreat from the busyness of life. :)

Sonda in OR said...

That looks like such a beautiful place for a retreat!! I love your little BBD piece.

stitcherw said...

Looks like you had an awesome weekend, stitching retreats are such fun. The location you were at looks beautiful as well. Lovely finish as too, Birds does look like it would be a fun stitch.
Sue

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

Your retreat looks like it was wonderful.

I hope all is well with you and your family. Have a Happy Easter.

Jackie said...

Oh boy, wish i were there. What a nice retreat haven - you girls were sure having lots of fun.

Look at that place....cool