Thursday, November 05, 2009

Getting SO excited about RETREAT!

24 hours from now I will be AWAY!

I really shouldn’t be this gleeful... the rest of the family has to go to Saint John for volleyball on Saturday and the girls sing in church on Sunday, so I will be missing some important stuff.  I will try to look like I am VERY miserable.  They will not see the dragon skipping gleefully on the inside of my head.

There is something incredible about getting away with a bunch of creative women, especially stitcher.  For most of the weekend, I will wander around a huge room where there will be a fire going and little circles of chairs and stitching nests, ott lights and power bars, snack bowls and coffee mugs... and most of all LOTS of stitching projects to look at.

This is one of the only times I stitch OTHER designers’ stuff for MY enjoyment.  You see, when  I stitch my own models, I am REALLY slow and I know how it is going to turn out.  I am such a visual person that I very rarely have something turn out drastically different from what I envisioned. Well, except for the sunburned princess, but I have paid Erica to be quiet about that one.  I probably owe another installment of that hush money soon!

I love getting away to stitch as much or as little as I feel like, get in touch with myself in long journal entries, go for walks, chat with my Mom and other great women, raise money for Breast Cancer and have someone ELSE do all the cooking.

It is a little piece of Heaven and I can’t wait.

I just have to teach High School all day tomorrow.....