Thursday, July 12, 2012

Needlepoint Guild Retreat in Galena

The ANG Guild that I belong to has an annual retreat in Galena, IL each year.  It is held in a charming old hotel, The DeSoto House, which is the oldest continuously run hotel in the state.  Abraham Lincoln stayed there, Ulysses S. Grant used it as his campaign headquarters and it is said to have a resident ghost.   The rooms all have REAL keys! 

Lots of stitching and chatting and laughing!  It was a great weekend, starting and ending with some shopping at the Needle and I.  With the store closing, the 40% off sale was too good to pass up! 


Lillie said...

Sounds like you had fun.

Have a good weekend

Cindy's Stitching said...

how nice. its sad the store is closing.

Meari said...

What a great time. Does the guild have a website?