Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Home from the Pals Fall Fling ...

Can't believe I've been home for a week already! Time sure flies when you are having fun ... lol ... not much fun this week at all ... works sucks, DH had car problems this week and I'm not feeling the best ... but all I have to do is look back at these pictures to remind me what a great time I had with all my stitching buddies.

Part 1 of my trip ... this was the awesome view Chris and I had from our room ... not to bad :)One day we took a walk on the pier ... lots of fishermen and women ... they were catching lots of Spots. I heard that they are great eating, but a pain to clean ...
These little birds were fun to watch all along the pier ...
ahhhh water and sunshine ...
The first couple of days where lovely but then the weather took a turn for the cold, rainy and windy ... I've never seen it blow so hard ... but it was so pretty ...

Crazy crazy wind ... the surfers loved it!
But the real reason we were here wasn't for the weather ... it was for stitching and laughing, reconnecting with old friends and making new friends, more stitching and some stitchers actually finished pieces too!
lots of stitching going on ...
My dear friend Char (no blog) finished this lovely piece. I don't remember the name of it, but she was stitching it for her sister. It's beautiful in person.
When I first saw this BBD design I feel in love with it. I was so excited that it was included in their A Stitcher's Journey booklet and I knew I wanted to stitch it at the beach ... I thought it was just so apropos to stitch it at the Pals Fall Fling with all my stitching friends ... don't you think so Diane? lol funny I thought I'd get it finished having all the stitching time I had, but unfortunately there was some frogging (or as Karen says, reverse stitching!) that had to happened ... guess I can't talk, laugh, count and stitch at the same time ...
Nicole was busy building a house ... lovely isn't it ...
Sandra (no blog) was stitching on this sweet design ...
and this was only one of the Christmas ornaments Faye was stitching ...
Linda (no blog) was working on this cute design and finished it. I just love the bird. I didn't write down the name of this design ... I'll have to track it down, I just love it ...
Here's Charlene stitching on Chessie & Me, Pumpkin Row ... love the fabric!
another stitcher, Lynn (no blog) was stitching on Bluebird Alphabet by Just Nan ... I need to add this to my wish list ...

Well, that's just a bit of the Fall Fling ... Part 2 will be coming soon ... thanks for visiting.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for retreats ...

13 comments:

Parsley said...

Looks like lots of stitchy fun!

Ranae said...

Looks like so much fun and the weather was beautiful
Thanks for sharing

Catherine said...

It's been so fun seeing everyone's post from your weekend away! I'd love to go some year!

Nancy said...

Looks like you had a great time! Looking forward to part 2!!

Karen said...

too much reversing but you got it figured out. LOL

Nan said...

That BBD design was apropos for the beach! I love it :-) Bahaha!
Smooches!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey!
Sure do hope you're feeling better. Such a lovely post and great pics you took... look forward to seeing what else you caught.

staci said...

Looks like a super fun time with lots of fabulous stitching and views!

Fiona said...

Your view was great, next time I'm going higher up. Love that BBD too. It was great to see you again.

Nicole said...

Great pictures Michele! It was so good to see you again!! I'm sorry you're not feeling well and I'm sorry about the car!! Lots of hugs!

Melanie said...

Looks like soooooooooooo much fun!!!

Carol R said...

Thanks for sharing your PALS pictures Michele. I really really want to come over one year for this retreat!

Natasha said...

Michele, guess what I found lurking in my stash pile?? That Merry Christmas design. It is by All Through The Night. I am putting it in the mail to you tomorrow!