Lisa, Thea, and Cathy
who host these retreats and create the amazing projects we work on.
Laura and Brenda
Marty, Laura, and me looking at one of the many gift packages we received.
Marty was one of my roommates and she made all the attendees one of the most clever pouches you'll ever see - pic to come later.
Beth and Dorrie
Our new Australian friends!
They gifted each one of us with a darling pincushion they x-stitched with a state flower of one of Australia's states.
Saturday afternoon we all are bussed out to Thea's home and the VS studio for a snack and our exchange. In all there were 22 of us stitchers, each one dear heart.
Most dear of all to me are these ladies from the Northwest: Nancy, Kathryn, J0-Celle, and Viv (who is really from Tennessee, but we adopted her!). Here we are at our ice-cream dinner - oh my goodness! :D
Thea's projects are gorgeous, but these women are the reason I return to Victoria in the spring.