The Countdown

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

11 days to go!

Well I am busy working away at getting the retreat information together and packing what we need.  It 3:30 in the morning and I seem to have more to do each time I turn around.  Cannot wait to see everyone and your projects you will all be working on.  I even have a few that I will be bringing to stitch on!

Sorry that the letters I sent you will be coming out later than I expected, but we have been dealing  with a very sick dog.  Our companion and best friendIMG00001-20100318-1055

“Peanut” my Bull Mastiff/Rottweiller has been diagnosed with bone cancer and we are trying to deal with having to put her down over the next weeks or so.  She is on so much medication that she is either very tired or very sore, but its hard letting go.  Though it will not be fair to make her suffer too much more, as she is having a hard time walking for very long and that was what we did a lot of over the last 8 years.

Then too add to this dilemma and make my life even busier one of the young ladies I work with lost her mother suddenly and there was a puppy that needed a home the same day we found out Peanut was sick.  So whether it be fate or kismet we decided to take the puppy…..

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but though the puppy is only 18 months he weighs 151 pounds already and going to grow some more.  He is a cute English Mastiff who we just fell in love with and Peanut even gets along with him and they are walking together for the time she has left with us.

So again my apologies for not getting out your letters earlier they are on there way today and I should be completely organized and prepared for the retreat!  So I am back to work on the stuff and more stuff!!!!!

See you all soon!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Survey and the Draw

Just a little note to everyone that we will draw for the Gift Certificate on the 29th of April. So if you are interesting in going into the draw make sure to submit prior to the 29th, the draw is only available to the retreaters attending the Spring Retreat, but for those who answer the survey and are not part of the retreat we will draw for a little something special that we will send out to you!

Your answers and comments in regards to the survey will help us ensure that we have the best retreat possible!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Pre-Survey and Contest

Thought to get the ideas flowing for this year and the following years I would put out a pre-survey and get your comments regarding a couple of things.

Just to make it interesting for those who fill out and submit the survey you will be entered into a draw to win a $ 50.00 gift certificate to purchase some of our gorgeous hand dyed fabrics.

All comments are appreciated and will be considered and reviewed, hope you will take a minute and fill out this pre-survey!

Please click on the following link to go to the survey:

See you all soon !


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Latest News!

Time is fast approaching and soon we will all be together!

Since I am down in Toronto at Gitta’s Retreat I am spending time with some of everyone’s favourite designers.  So I will be bringing along a lot of their new items for you to see and purchase.

The weather has been great though I have not had time to get outside, our weekend though I do plan on enjoying more of this lovely sunshine and taking a walk along the shoreline, okay and a lot of stitching!

While sitting here posting to the blog i am working on several little things for the weekend, which should be filled with plenty of fun and stitching!

Will be sending out a small packet to each of you this week, with an overview of the weekend and some other tidbits.

See you all soon!