Sunday, October 30, 2011

More from Myrtle Beach ...


Here's the real reason I love going to Myrtle Beach every October ... great friends that I miss so much because they live in Ohio, NY and NC ... but when we are together it seems like no time has past ... Char, Laurie, Chris and Patti .. love you!
and this group of crazy ladies from NC and SC ... a few I met through blogging and exchanges before meeting them "live" in MB ... and a few I met for the first time last year ... they are a fun loving group of ladies that I really enjoy spending time with ... Sandra, Faye, Linda, Charleen, Lynn, and Karen ... love you guys!
Now here's a smiley bunch ... Carol, Fiona, Karen, Nicole, Chris and Diane ... keep me laughing all week!
New and old friends ... just doesn't get better than this!Smile, you're on Candid Camera!
omgosh these tshirts where so funny!!! I really wanted a Bitch 3 one :)
Three wonderful designers joined us this year ... Tanya (far right) of The Scarlett house. This was the only picture I got of Tanya. What a sweet lady and so talented. She does these amazing samplers and cutesy designs too ... I have her newest one, Jingle All The Way and just love it!
The second designer at the retreat was Paulette of Plum Street Samplers ... she's a hoot! I felt like I've known her for ever ... probably because I read her blog and know all about her and her family ... she brought her newest designs with her. I feel in love with Turkey Love and can't wait to start it ... Fiona, Paulette, Carol, Amy and Tracy ... I sure enjoyed sharing a table with all of you funny funny ladies ...
The third designer was Marie of Blackberry Lane Design. Unfortunately I didn't get one picture of Marie :( But I did get some fabulous purple Halloweeny fabric from her to stitch her new design Goblins on Parade. This was Marie's 2nd year attending the retreat. I hope it's not her last one.

I shamelessly stole this picture from Faye's blog because I couldn't find one good picture of 3 women that mean the most to me ... my bestest friends ... love you so much ...
So there you have it ... lots of smiling reasons for why I love attending this retreat. Looks like I have enough for one more post about the Pals Fall Fling ... exchanges, finishes and a few goodies. Thanks for all your comments ... love hearing from you.

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

I'm grateful for retreats ...



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

I'm grateful for retreats ...

12 comments:

Brigitte said...

Oh Michele, yes, this would be a good reason for me as well. It must have been a wonderful time that you could spend with friends and fellow stitchers.

Vonna said...

I have so enjoyed looking at every attendees retreat in photos...I just bet it is the best good time around! Thank you for sharing your photos Michelle, I know from experience that Karen and Diane are the best good fun around :)

Sally said...

Fantastic photos in both posts Michele. So glad you had a fantastic time:)

Jennifer said...

It was so wonderful to meet you! Hopefully we can do it again next year!

Marie said...

I had a wonderful time too! Everyone was very friendly, welcoming me back for the second year. I hope to be able to do it again. :-)

Fiona said...

I loved spending time with you too. The retreat is just a great place to meet up and spend time with old friends and new.

Carolyn NC said...

Great pictures!

Shelleen said...

Thanks for sharing pics. I sure did miss everyone.

Karen said...

So good to see you! You certainly had some great pics of everyone. Can't wait to see you next year!

Marie-P said...

Retreats...gotta love 'em! What a fun group of ladies.

Catherine said...

Great times!!

Carol said...

How wonderful that you got to fly clear across the country for this retreat, Michele!! It was fun to see some familiar faces in your photos--looks like you all had a very special time together :)