Monday, November 07, 2016

Stitching at the Beach.....

 This past weekend, I attended an annual stitching retreat.  I always look forward to this event, because it is truly a get-a-way!  The event is held at Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center in Zion Illinois. 
 Although the building is a bit dated, it is still a great place!  Most of the time, we never leave the hotel!  This is the view of the hotel from the water. 
 And this is a view of the beach.

 Here we are....from the left, Marguerite, Deb is in the middle and I am on the right.  Deb drove up from Kentucky to spend the weekend with us!
 On the left is Eileen Gurak, the designer of Handblessings Designs, and her sidekick, Bobby O'Brien.  They are the organizers of the retreat.  And they do a wonderful job!

 Here is an overview of the room.  People are not just sitting around stitching, but they wander around the room to see what everyone else is stitching.

 lots of happy, smiling stitchers!

 The beach is lovely at sunset too!

 It was a great weekend, that ended much too soon!


Summer said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the sunset scenes♥

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fun time! It looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. Thank you for sharing!

Tiffstitch said...

That is so great! I'm glad you had a wonderful time.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Looks like a great time was had by all and what a lovely setting too! Thanks for sharing.