Monday, November 9, 2009

Branson Weekend

I just spent Nov 5-8 at a stitching retreat in Branson. The host was Cecilia's Samplers(I have a link thing on the side of my blog). IT is a great store and an awesome retreat. This is my second time and it was again soooooooooooo relaxing. This time I talked my friend Jackie into going with me and it was the best weekend in a long time. We had a condo and we had one bedroom and the other bedroom was shared by Monique and Sandy...2 of my good friends here in St. Louis. The amount of projects and freebies we got was overwhelming...list to follow. I also got to meet Anita from everystichcounts and her daughter Rebecca...they are the sweetest people and the stitching was beautiful..Anita you must post the other piece you are working on besides Ballet..they are both beautiful. My sil Sandra was here to watch Matthew(thanks again Sang)so I had no worries. We ate out, shopped, stitched and talked. Well honestly I really did most of the talking. It was like I was wound up Thursday and we couldn't find the mute button all weekend. I am truly sorry for that but I think it was just the excitment being around all adults doing a hobby I love. Jackie and I are going to go back to the spring one...I will get there from wherever I am living! Too much of a good time to past up. On the way home it did take us longer because Modot was working on 44 and we got routed off the highway into a small rural area...before they took us off the highway we were stuck in traffic(not moving)for at least 30 minutes. Even that was not enough to dampen our mood...it was just a great weekend. I highly recommend any stitchers out there who want a relazing weekend to come to Branson...again check out Cecilia's link. Are you ready for my list?? It is long and I separated it into parts so it makes more sense.


NON-STITCHING SHOPPING
I love Lucy slippers for Sandra
Branson pocketknife with Matthew on one side for him..sounds strange but I got it due to scouts.
a toy bow and arrow set for Matthew
Nurse snowman ornament(the store only had 2 so it worked out because J and I each got one)
Branson pen
Branson magnet
2 Harvest spice candles made by Amy at Cecilia's

GAMES WE PLAYED AT RETREAT
1. at the shop we had a 10% discount and then we rolled big dice at checkout and you got to add that number to the 10 to make a higher %

2. threw ping pong into basket for basket, floss and beads

3. darts for charts

4. moose matching game for charts

5. wrapped package..we had to find the numbers inside and we got the prize with that number on..charts and kits

6. hang ring on a stuffed bear(or another animal)--got unstuffed bear with pieces of fabric inside

7. color on end of lollipop--package of different items

STITCH SHOPPING
lap desk with light(M wants it)
gift for friend(can't say cause she might read this)
supplies for St. Louis stitchers ornament
supplies for teacher's ornament
supples for sparetime ornament
small very sharp purple scissors
Val's Little Stuff topsy turvy snowman chart, fabric and thread..started this weekend
Kreinik Ornament of the Month Club Snow Patriot kit with a Tokens-Trifles stocking trinket
Val's Stuff Christmas Snowman
project bag

ALSO ORDERED
snowflake ornament for teacher
2010 ornament club..complete kits monthly from Jan-Oct

FREE STUFF
snowflake ornament stitched Merry Christmas Kim by Holly and daughters
teddy bear..gave to Matthew
cute basket
snowman dish
foot spray
Cecilia's Samplers sticky calender
Cecilia's Samplers notepad(magnetic)
stitchable mousepad
tiny purple calculator for fabric
hole scaler II
Cecilia's Samplers card for floss
magnolia candle
Cecilia's totebag
Cecilia's highlighter with post it notes
Erica Michaels notepad
The MArking Sampler mug
combo with needle threader, needles and needle holder..name stitched on holder
DMC floss
beads
blue and red cupcake holders with white fabric
wichelt pen
wooden horn book
Cecilia's key ring
11 different colors of small pieces of fabric
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 tan and gold sparkly fabric
Cecilia's holiday pencil
6 x 6 yellow fabric
GAST gold leaf
snowman bag
bellpull hanger
18 1/2 inch long red banding for bellpull
Carrie's Creation Frosty Pine
Carrie's Creation Gold
Carrie's Creation Crimson
10 1/2 x 10 1/2 tan fabric for hornbook
small stitchable stocking
GAST sarsaparilla
GAST bittersweet

RECEIVED KITS
2009 Merry Christmas ornament kit..(snowman)
Friends Count Kit
Stoney Creek Mitten Magic Kit
Pine Mountain Blockheads(snowmen..love this!)
Elizabeth's Designs Give Thanks
Table Runner with fall design and everything to complete
Biscournu with sparkly fabric and threads
Lizzie Kate Three Blox Noel, Joy, Fa la la with fabric, buttons, and dmc


PATTERNS AND BOOKS
Monique's pattern weekend with friends..designed just for this weekend but check out her other stuff at www.mymarkdesigns.com
Trail Creek Noel
Poppy Kreations Christmas Mini V
Trail Creek Tis the Season
Precious Moments Precious Gifts
Precious Moments for Little Boys and Girls Vol. 2
Encore hearts and flowers book
Cherrywood Designs Make Friends
The Silver Lining Center Stage Pink Rose
The Silver Lining Bandon Lighthouse
PS Tree
JBW Holly Noel
hornbook pattern
Gloria and Pat Christmas Counts book..tons of cool stuff in here...found ornaments for teacher and Sparetime

FREE PATTERNS
Cricket mitten-mitten
Sheepish Designs Peace to all Who Enter
Whispered by the Wind Snow
Drawn Thread All You Need is Love
Drawn Thread Winter Scissors Keep
Crescent Colours Snowman's Surprise
Val's Stuff Home is Where The Snow Flies
Wichelt imports Happy Winter
Gingerbread Smile
Papillon Noel Sampler
Wichelt 'tis the season
JCS vinney ornament
Full Circle Elliott The Snowman
Something in Common Ho Ho Sampler
Handblessings Peppermint Acorn
Linen Flowers Holiday Wishes Ornament
Poppu Kreations Joy
Drawn Thread Santa Scissors Keeper
Faithwurks Noel ornament
JABC Jingle All the Way
M Designs Pray Tree ornament
Praiseworthy Pumpkin Yum
Brittercup Fall
Victoria Sampler Fall Biscornu
Erica Michaels Turkey Time
Drawn Thread Autumn Scissors Keeper
Praiseworthy pumplin Visitor
Blue Ribbon Acorns and Owls
Rosewood Manor Friendship
Sue Hillis Sew Many Stitches

WHEW! You have made it to the end. I will spend days if not weeks fondling my stuff. Now the wait for the spring retreat starts.

In the meantime for those of you counting....27 more days until Frank leaves Afghanistan...WAHOO!

6 comments:

Nancy M said...

What a haul!!! Sounds like great fun. And you got to meet Anita! I'm jealous. Congrats on being under 30 days for hubby to return.

Shari said...

wow, sounds like a wonderful time & oh my!!!! What a lot of stuff to bring home!!! So happy you could have this time away!

Barbara said...

I'm so jealous of you. lol All kidding aside, glad you had such a good time and brought back enough stash to start your own LNS. LOL
Barb in TX

Meari said...

What a great time you had, and wow... all that stash. Glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

monique said...

Great stash haul, eh? I just love those weekends!! I dumped all of mine out on my kitchen table and it covered it LOL

glenda said...

Holy cow! What a haul. I am so jealous of your weekend, and all your stash :)