Monday, April 04, 2011

A Long Stitching Weekend

This past weekend, a large group of stitching friends met at Welcome Stitchery, in Crystal Lake, Illinois to do some shopping. Here is what I bought.





After a few hours of shopping and helping each other make some additional purchases, we conviened to the Public House around the corner for some lunch.




















It was a great day, and fun to see some wonderful old friends as well as meet some new ones.








Two of the stitchers, Lynn and Barb, traveled all the way from Canada for this event, and stayed and stitched with me for a few days. They brought me some lovely gifts. Although it wasn't necessary at all, I truly will treasure the things they made! Thank you Barb and Lynn for your visit and the lovely gifts!

8 comments:

nancy huggins said...

Wow..what a small world..We used to live in Crystal Lake on Manor Rd and my #4 son just moved from CL to Woodstock:) I am planning to come up in June...maybe we can meet up if it isn't to far from you.
I will be driving to my sisters in Palatine and then take a train to go to Chicago to see my Daughter for a few days and then take the train back and do a little visiting with my kids and maybe thrift sale shopping :)

Gillie said...

I am GREEN with envy! Wish I had been there as it used to be my LNS when I lived in Libertyville. Now I don't have a store near me :(. Glad you had fun.

CalamityJr said...

How fun! Now I'm looking forward to seeing just what it is you'll do with that gorgeous blue fabric!

Kimmy said...

It was a fun weekend!

country stitcher said...

Glad you guys had a great time, I always have a good time when we have our weekend get aways here.It is so relaxing and to enjoy hours of stitching with no other worries. love it!

Tricia said...

How fun! My dd's and I hope to take a trip to Welcome Stitchery at the end of April. I'm making my shopping list! :-)

Meari said...

You bought some great goodies. Shopping with everyone was a great time, and lunch was yummy. It was my first time, and it was great meeting you all.

Kay said...

Looks like a fun time in CL! Really wish I could have joined you. Can you put some names to faces on the pictures?