Yesterday began the four week countdown to Needler’s Retreat 2013. This annual retreat is put on by my friend Debbie Marshall of Sheeps Ahoy.
I am so excited to be going this year after having missed the 2012 edition. The teachers this year are Anna Dalvi, my friend Natalie Servant and Mary Pat McDonald. No homework this year kids! Good thing as I am just wrapping up the last band of my boy’s ripple afghan and biting my nails waiting for the last clue in Stephen West’s MKAL.
The Retreat is held at The Glen House in Gananoque – gateway to The Thousand Islands – and it has a very interesting history. The entire atmosphere is so fun and relaxing, the company always fine and I cannot wait.
My best friend, Francine of Fancy That – shawl pins and jewellery, is my bunk mate and as we are both a little bitten by the shutter bug, there should be some wonderful pictures of The Glen House and grounds and of course the shenanigans – or very serious fibre study – that will be going on.
I was able to catch a sale on a wonderful Atenti overnight bag:
… and I hope it gets here quick, I’m ready to start packing now!
In other news, if anyone has good vibes to spare, I’ve just applied for a new job in my division and I could use all the positive thoughts I can get. My life has changed dramatically in the last year and this could be a very positive one.
Oh and… (it just gets more funny with each repeat) just TWO more sleeps until Clue Four in Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2013: Colour Craving is released!
Cheers all – the week is halfway through