It's a stormy day here in the Heartland. Kallie is a complete mess, my water heater is leaking and when the guy came out this morning to service the air conditioner for summer he informed me I don't have a damper on my humidifier so my system is not running efficiently. Hmmm...I had one before you all replaced my furnace last fall. I called the office and they are coming out free of charge to take care of that... in 2 weeks. My tater's are torked for sure! Geez people, if a person has one when you start a job said person should have one when you finish the job! Am now waiting on a plumber to arrive so thought this would be a most excellent time to finish this epic story!
"The Sister's" as we like to call them made each of us a Needlebook!
|See the cute feet fabric they found? Love it!|
Sunday was a pretty laid back day, most everyone was feeling the effects of little sleep and moaning about how quickly the weekend went. We did manage to get everyone together for a group photo
and then one by one the ladies started packing up in preparation for the trip home.
Some had to take a quick nap before they hit the road though, and I heard through the grapevine that some pulled over and took a nap while on their way home.
It's always sad when one of our retreats is over. We always have a wonderful time and the ladies are always fun to be around. Lucky for us it's only 4 months until our Fall No Frills Retreat! We're going to do a Halloween ornament or pin pillow exchange this year which should be fun. Just need to decide on a chart and get going on it so I don't leave it till the last minute.
A great big THANK YOU to all of our Retreater's, old timers and newbies alike, for coming out and being the great ladies you are. We couldn't ask for a better group of people. See ya in the Fall or next Spring if not before!!
To wrap this up I have some pictures of my finished Retreat Project which is slightly different than it was charted. You know me, I can't leave well enough alone. I didn't change a lot though, left out a motif, changed a color here and there and I used over dyes on mine.
Here is the model as charted that I showed earlier:
and here is mine. It's hard to spot the differences.
I made some stick pins to put in my footstool and Connie liked them so much she wanted a set and thought I should make a few sets to sell which I did. I put a heart charm and feet charm on the larger pin.
I had a finish right before retreat. You might have spotted it on the brag table.
|stitched on 32ct Meadow Rue over one with a tent stitch|
and after retreat:
I also worked on my Peace Sampler. The last picture I could find looked like this:
It now looks like this:
And with that this epic Retreat post comes to a close. Thanks for hanging in there folks!
Update on the water heater. Need a new one. Not an inexpensive item. Oh well, gotta have hot water right?
Take care till next time!