Wednesday, October 31, 2012

PALS Fall Fling - Part 2

Part 2 is all about why I love this retreat ... stitchers!
 Char, Shelleen, Myra, Laurie, Theresa and Lisa
 My roomie Chris again :)
 Pam and Carole ... I'm so bad I don't remember everyone's names :(
 Stephanie and her mom with June

 Tanya and Patti
 Me and Patti ... we found out during the retreat that Patti's a huge SF 49's fan ... not sure we should be friends *smile*
 Chris and Dawn ... Chris has been to every PALS retreat (15!!) and Dawn has only missed one.  They are also long time friends from back in grade school
 Karen and Faye
 My posse ... Lynn, Theresa, Char, Lauri, Myra and Shelleen
 New frieds ... Sandy, Lisa and Diane
 Carole, Faye, Sara and Linda
Sandra, Patti, Amy 

and yes we do stitch and finish projects at the treat ....
 Karen with her finished ornament by The Stitcherhood
 Faye with her finished BBD design, Waiting for the Harvest
 Theresa with her lovely project ... can't remember the name of it, but it's incredible!
 Shelleen stitching on HAED QS Fragile Heart

 Tracy stitching on a LHN design

 Lisa finished these sweet penguins at the retreat
 The owls are adorable!

 Stitched and finished at the retreat by Lynn ... I don't think I got one picture of Lynn!!!
 Lynn again
 and again
 Linda was stitching on this Christmas ornament by The Primitive Hare
 Sara stitching on a fun monster
 Tanya was stitching on this lovely friendship sampler by Plum Street Sampler
Chris finished up this Halloween design by Shepherd's Bush

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

I'm grateful for the stitching friends ...

Friday, October 26, 2012

PALS Fall Fling 2012 - Part 1

I just returned home from a wonderful visit to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ... attending the 15th PALS Fall Fling.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the beach ... any beach .... but I have to say I look forward every year to the PALS Fall Fling ... because of the beautiful beach and also because I get to spend a week with lots of stitcher ... the best of both worlds!

I took lots and lots of pictures ... grab your coffee/tea and visit the beach with me ....

 the view from our room

 Pincushion goodies that I made for some of my stitching friends ... I filled them with chocolate :)
 One of my two Christmas ornaments for the Christmas ornament exchange
 my second ornament
 The back of both
 My ornament for the Halloween exchange
 the back ... finish by my friend Karen :)
 Karen also finished Jingle All The Way for me ... I added the bells . I took this to MB to show the designer , Tanya of The Scarlett House

Chris and spent the day at Broadway at the Beach ... had a wonderful time and a great lunch at Margaritaville :)
found a Starbucks at Broadway on the Beach .... surprised?  lol
Chris feeding the very very friendly ducks
My roomie Chris

Margaritas anyone??

yummy drinks
I fell in love with these chairs!!!  want want want!

I love palmetto trees :)

I'll be back with more pictures from the Fall Fling ...

Hope this finds everyone doing well and stitching stitching stitching *smile*

I hope this first week of Fall has been good to you and I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for the beach ...