Sunday, August 17, 2008

Conclusion of the Olympic Retreat

Ok, I am trying something new. I am doing a slide show of our Olympic Stitching Retreat. I will do my best in explaining the pictures. Hopefully a slide show will make it a bit easier to view all of our pictures.

The first one is of Jill feeling very Olympic with the new lighted necklace, that she made into a very fashionable head dress.

Then the next few pictures are of the goody bags. The first set of bags are from Jackie, she had patriotic bags with our names on them. The first goody bag is from is from Jackie, followed by Lori's mesh bag with a flag fob stitched with our first initial, and other goodies, then Jill gave us a bag with a floss tag that she stitched for each of us and red, white and blue socks her mom knitted for us and some other goodies. My goodies were all in a small trash can with a patriotic pillow case, and an ort bag and matching pin cushion I sewed. We also received some very nice goodies from Cathy, she made a special trip to the LNS--which isn't so local and got us a very cute snowman ornament kit, a planning calender for next year and some yummy candy. This was her first retreat with us, she didn't know what she was in for!!

Then there was our mascot stitchin' Sam that Jill brought over to the house. There is the picture of Jill's nest, our mascot and Captain Underpants--our kitty. The third picture of the cat shows you why he is called Captain Underpants.

The picture of Jill, I and the cat--the only ones who stitched all four days.

Then there was the lighting of the torch, which Jackie brought. Three of the Olympians carried the lit torch. The Olympians were Jackie, myself and Jill. Oh, stitchin' Sam also had a chance to carry the torch!! You can see Jackie sitting in her nest and intensely stitching.

The last pictures was taken after everyone left and Captain Underpants could finally relax and recoup from all of the festivities. All in all we had a great retreat. I can't wait until next year.

I believe that Jill and I took home the gold, followed by silver for Jackie and Lori and not to be forgotten was Cathy who took home the bronze for the two evenings she got to spend with us. Hopefully next year she will be spending more time with us.

I hope I captured most of the highlights of what we did. There of course was much more, but I don't know how much more anyone can take. I will have to have a post and show what I stitched. I haven't taken those pictures yet. So you will have to endure one more Olympic post I guess.

Our theme for next year is Snowmen.


Karol said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. But what could be better than friends and stitching!

tammie said...

looks like you had loads of fun and cant wait to see what you stitched.. lol

staci said...

Looks like lots of fun and lots of goodies :)

gitesferrett said...

Make the next theme be Captain Underpants because he is always in the middle of everything.

P.S. I have a blog myself now

Michele said...

you guys look like you had a wonderful time! hope you don't have to wait another 4 years to do it again :)