Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back to Victoria

Yesss! At O dark 30 in the morning, I'm leaving home on the first leg of my journey to Victoria for the Victoria Sampler Spring Retreat! Starting off the trip all by myself to Redmond, Washington, where I'll meet Nancy. We'll leave together from Redmond, driving to Surrey, B.C. to meet up with our friend, Kathryn. From there we'll take the ferry across to Vancouver Island and drive down to the hotel in Victoria. Quite an itinerary, and I'm sure to be exhausted at the end of the day and just as sure to have an awesome day with friends.

I was privileged to attend last year with Connie, but the poor thing is flying with her family to Maui for a well-deserved vacation on the warm, sandy beach right outside the door of her timeshare. Don't you feel sorry for her? :D We'll miss you Connie, but are consoled that you'll be regenerating your batteries and having lots of fun - without us.

Awhile back the retreat supplies came in the mail and I spent some time last night separating the fibers and stitching the linen to my scroll frame. But first I had some fun with my punches, cardboard and paper scraps to make up some thread holders.

And here are all the threads at home on the holders. I'm really liking them - much more fun than plain white thread drops. :D

O.k., well I really have to scadoodle to do the last bit of packing. I'll be bringing my laptop, in case I have a few minutes for an update. Catch ya'll later!!

15 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Oh you lucky girl! Have a great time. You are right - Victoria is gorgeous.
Those thread drops are to die for. Nice job.

Kathryn said...

Oooh - nice thread drops, Von.
See you soon!
Kathryn : )

Carolyn NC said...

Love the thread drops - have fun!

Brigitte said...

What a neat idea to embellish the white thread drops. They look so nice now.
Have fun at Victoria!

Leah said...

Those thread holders are so nice!

Nicole said...

Your threads drops are so cute! I love them! :) I'd love to visit Victoria one day - lucky you! :)

Connie Dunton said...

Von, hope you have a wonderful time with everyone and that you get your batteries recharged too!!
Wishing I could be there too, but not enough to give up Maui! Give my love and hugs to everyone! (we will be taking the laptop with us, so will keep everyone posted on Facebook and blog.)

staci said...

Have a great time! Your thread drops are adorable!!!

Lelia said...

I luv your threadholders -- enjoy your retreat! Tell all when you are home

Myrna said...

Hi Von!

Your thread drops are awesome!! I have only ever seen white ones... you are so clever!

Have a great time at your retreat... can't wait to hear all about it!

Suzanne said...

I love these thread drops. I am hoping that my SIL is able to make some for me.

Nicola said...

Your thread drops are gorgeous. Have a great time.

Cindy F. said...

Have a great time:)
Pretty thread drops!

Cindy F. said...

Oh...I LOVE your blog look! Very sweet:)

Sharon said...

Love the thread drops! Have a great retreat!