Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Best Time

Another Victoria Sampler retreat is in the history books as friends old and new depart from this beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia. This was only my second retreat, but I already feel very much at home with this group of stitchers. Arriving a day early with friends Nancy and Kathryn and meeting up with other early birds was such fun, giving us opportunity for extra shopping and tea at Murchie's.

Oops! Nancy's having a hard time pouring.


The room we had at the top of the Harbour Towers was very spacious and comfortable for our group. We had use of it for stitching on Thursday evening and all day Friday. The real treat was Saturday stitching all day at the VS studio, otherwise known as Thea's house.



Thea, Lisa, and Cathy served us a delicious lunch, then topped it off with an afternoon break of strawberry shortcake loaded with whipped cream.

In a snap the day was over. As the bus was pulling away, Thea was still waving; hmmm, sad to see us go perhaps? Probably relieved to have her house quiet once again and looking forward to taking a Monday holiday. :)

I'll fill in a few details of the retreat later this week. First I must cross the water and a lot of land to get back to Kennewick. I've heard from the kids that DH has made them clean the house! Maybe going back won't be so bad after all. :D

10 comments:

Brigitte said...

It must have been great. What a wonderful experience to meet old friends and to get to know new ones. And all the stitching and looking and chatting ...

Cathy B said...

Lucky you Von! Looks like everyone was having a great time on the retreat. Yummy - strawberry shortcake!

Patti said...

Von it sounds like you had a wonderful time and got to stitch a lot. So glad you aren't going back to a mess too! Lots of Love Patti xxx

Kara Boller said...

Looks so wonderful, Von!! One of these days I want to join you all!! does Thea do scholarships?!?!:)

Kara Boller said...

oops...Von, using my daughter Kara's computer!! LOL!!! Hugs, Jacquie

Cindy F. said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Retreats are so much fun. Especially meeting people and seeing each other's works!
Kids cleaned the house?? Now that makes going home even better!

Siobhan said...

Wow Von, it looks like a fabulous time! I have always wanted to go, not only to that retreat but also to the area! And going back to a clean house--woo hoo!

doris said...

Too much fun! Glad you had a wonderful time.

Ronel said...

Wow, what a wonderful day of fun you had! Thank you for sharing it.

Andrea said...

Sounds like you had a really wonderful time. Looking forward to hearing more of the retreat.