Sunday, March 13, 2016

Knitting by the Sea 2016

Our aunt is a member of a guild that has retreats every year in Corolla, NC.  Last weekend was my second time going. It's a fun weekend...spending a weekend in a nice hotel with my sister, knitting and having a great time! I was lucky enough to be asked back to teach a needle felting class and to do a demonstration on making felted beads.

The hotel where the retreat is held is so nice!

The view is great.  I'd love to have one of these huge houses on the ocean.  I'd even settle for staying in one for a week in the summer.

Becky and I took pictures on the balcony, but that's as close as we got to the ocean. It was a busy weekend!

Saturday, we set up the Purl & June table and sold some soap, and Becky manned the table for me while I gave my demonstration.

The felted bead demo was fun, and all the ladies ended up going home with several beads.

Later that night, we went down for the festivities.  We play knitting bingo, win door prizes, and eat desserts.  Becky and I wore our matching sheep nightshirts. We got these at our own local Walmart stores, and didn't realize we both had the same shirt until we were talking about what to bring to the retreat.  We decided to coordinate outfits.

Sunday morning was my needle felting class.  I picked 2 cute critters they participants could make- either an owl or a gnome.  The class was a lot of fun.

Aunt Linda made a really cute gnome with the cutest ears. Here he is below, not yet finished.

During the class, Becky let me know Barley was showing signs of going into labor, so she was kind enough to monitor the barn cam for me while I concentrated on the class.
Barley ended up having triplets later that afternoon. 

Here are some of the finished and almost-finished projects from the class.

It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but lots of fun.  


Kim said...

What fun! Looks like you did a great job teaching.

Momma/Deb said...

What a great weekend for you both and I'm glad you were able to make it after a difficult start. I am so proud of you for soldiering through hon. That room is gorgeous and the view outstanding! I love that it's rugged, natural, and not so populated.

I am so happy that y'all have each other to have fun with. Your booth was gorgeous with all your hard work and skill in soap making etc. How wonderful of Becky to man it while you were teaching and demonstrating. The Gnomes are so darned cute!! A great weekend for you both! Way to go Aunt Linda too!

Life is good and Retreats are so wonderful! Love, Momma

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