Monday, November 10, 2014

A Trip to the Mountains

  The ladies in my weekly stitch group decided we needed a little stitching retreat.  Nothing too involved, just a few days to get together and stitch on whatever we had going without the stress of classes and ugly things like cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.  We went west, to the mountains of Virginia, and spent a lovely long weekend at Wintergreen.

The view from our condo taken by CH
   It was cold and very windy the first night we were there but we had  beautiful weather the rest of the weekend although it did remain chilly the whole time we were there.  We chose our weekend well.   It was the Christmas Open House for the local craft store, Country Connections, and we hit that  2 days in a row! We cruised by on Friday to check out the regular stuff  (And we had a little adventure with the car keys that required the assistance of AAA but that's all I'll say about that!!) and then went back on Saturday for the Christmas part.
   Tons of people were in attendance, apparently they come from far and wide for this event, and additional vendors were outside selling food and other crafts.  I was able to get the apples my husband wanted as well as Apple Butter, bread and a Blackberry Pie.  One of my friends bought Brunswick Stew from another vendor and we had the stew and bread for dinner that evening and the pie for dessert.  Nothing could be better!!
   We also hit the Open House for the local needlework shop and had a great time there as well.  Who doesn't love a sale on needlework??!!  And I learned just this morning that one of the ladies in our group won a door prize, a $50 gift certificate!!  If it can't be me, at least it was her!!  What fun!!
  We did manage to get some stitching done too.  I finished up Butternut Tavern, finally!!

Stacy Nash Butternut Tavern Sampler Pinkeep
Sorry for the wrinkles.  It will go into the box until I figure out what to do with it and I saw no point in ironing it.  Then, I got out Cinnamon Stars and put a few stitches in it too before we had to come home.

I have just a meager start on the house but it should come along quickly.  So cute!!  I just love it!!
   So, since I hadn't taken a single picture the whole time we were away, the ladies indulged me and stopped a few times on the way out so I could show you all how beautiful it was there.  It was past the peak of color and we lost a lot of leaves to the wind  but the trees were still lovely.

  So, that's about all I have for now.  I have been playing in my stash since I got home yesterday, in amongst catching up all the housework that needs to be done, and I may have a new start or 2 to show you next time!  In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying your stitching as much as I am!!    Laura


  1. Sounds like a great trip. And productive

  2. Sounds like such a fun time and your pictures of the country side are beautiful.

  3. What a great trip you had. Love those Autumn colours! We are enjoying the blossoms, flowers and thousand shades of green that make up Spring :-)

  4. What wonderful fall pictures you shared! It sounds like you had a fabulous time during weekend getaway. What LNS did you stop at?

    Robin in Virginia

  5. Beautiful stitching and fall photos. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love the projects you worked on--and finished! Retreats are the Best!


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