Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Unpacking PALS

Hey, Friends!
Although unpacking is not the most fun thing, seeing the goodies from the retreat again was, wasn’t it?
That sweet Carolina Stitcher said I had been on her mind, so she stitched the sweetest little pin cushion for me with a dainty little pin already in place.  Thank you, Faye! 
Although there were lots of old and new friends, here's the group with which I spent most of the time.  Lots of knowledge and fun packed into these minds!

Most of my frogging stitching was on Chessie & Me, Pumpkin Row.  It's on R&R 30ct Spellbound Green. 

I did participate in the Grab Bag exchange, and I chose a pretty, French hat box that included several Weeks Dye fibers, an aqua polka dot pair of scissors with a set of scissor cases and some other nice notions!  Thank you, Mary.
From the “auction” I won a Lizzie * Kate Winter Fab Fob kit, and Enchanting Lair named Firedance, and a Kitty Kat design that I passed along to Sandra who may stitch it for her fishing sons.
I had the Retreat Bag embroidered, and looking at it now wish I’d had Needle in Hand included.  Maybe I’ll take it next time to Manning and have that added.  In the bag were some nice Victorian Motto threads, a pair of pink polka dot scissors, a wooden thread sorter and various graphs, too!  
This year’s zombies were not quite as exciting as last year, but they did the beach stroll just the same.
My Pixie stayed at the kennel while I was gone, and she has been sick since I got back.  They have special pick up time at 5:30pm on Sunday, and by the time we got home she was throwing up, etc.  On Tuesday she had to go in for blood work, fluids, shots and meds, and today, Wednesday, she still isn’t eating, but seems to be a bit perkier.  She has picked up a bad habit, too, having accidents inside – which is so unlike her. Do you think it’s because she’s mad at me?  Maybe next year they will agree to have a few rooms to accommodate small pets?  That would make my trip much more pleasant!
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and Happy Stitching



  1. Glad to see you had fun. I don't think Pixie is mad, just picked up bad habits. I would try some other arrangement next year for her. I have a toy poodle that resembles yours. Hope she feels better soon.

  2. Oh no - so sorry to hear Pixie isn't feelng well. They do tend to have little accidents inside when they are sick; I think its their way of letting us know they are off colour. Hope she gets better soon honey. Glad you had such a blast at the PALs retreat. Maybe one of these days .... Hugs, Ally xxx

  3. Sorry your little Pixie is sick, hope she gets well quick! Looks like you had a lot of fun at PALS!

  4. Looks like a stitch-tab-ulous time! I'm so glad you had safe travels and are all home with a head and heart full of memories ;)

  5. Sorry about Pixie being sick, hope she recovers quickly. I had a great time at the beach too.

  6. Great pictures Charlene!! It was so good to see you again. That was so sweet of Faye to make you a pincushion. She's so thoughtful!! :)

  7. P.S. I'm so sorry about Pixie - I hope she gets better soon!

  8. Sorry pixie is not feeling good. She may have stressed to the point of sickness while you were gone. I am glad you posted and picture of you, Faye and the other gals! Glad to put a face with the names! Such a pretty gift from Faye!!

  9. Aww, sorry your little Pixie is not feeling well. :(
    Nice pictures..and your little pin cushion from Faye; how sweet is that? It sounds like you had a really nice time at the retreat.

  10. Looks like a great time for everyone but poor little Pixie--hope she feels better very soon, Charlene.

    Yikes zombies really are taking over the world aren't they!!

  11. Poor Pixie! I sure hope she's feeling better tonight!

  12. What a great time you must have had! I hope your Pixie will get better soon, poor love.

  13. Stitching, friends and beach...could it be any better! Only if Pixie hadn't gotten ill.

  14. It was so great to see you again this year Charlene! it's the quiet ones, i tell ya! ;0) LOL And thank you again for the wonderful grab bag i got from you!
    Sorry about Pixie i hope she starts feeling better soon.

  15. Nice pics and stitching! Hope your little Pixie is much better soon!


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