Feb 22, 2012

Stitching Lounge

As some of you already know, for Valentine's Day weekend I treated my husband (and me too) to a weekend away.  I took him up to The Rousseau Marriott.  We had a wonderful time.  Saturday afternoon we found ourselves a wonderful spot by large windows overlooking the frozen lake.  I stitched and my husband edited the photos we took on our hike that morning.  While I was sitting there I kept on thinking how wonderful is this;  this is the atmosphere I need to create for our Getaway.

 And then it hit me; the south banquet room at the Waterside Inn has huge windows looking south over the lake.  In the past years we have always held our banquet dinner in this room.  So this year, this room will be our Stitching Lounge; we will be able to enjoy those large windows while it is bright and sunny.
We may even open the doors and enjoy the fresh spring air.

Only 7 more weeks until another great weekend.  
A weekend spent stitching with friends, and no cooking or cleaning.
Is there anything better?  See you there!!

Feb 7, 2012

Stash, stash, and more stash !!!

Every year I am blown away with the generousity of our suppliers.  Part of our goodies from HAKidd, the Canadian distributor for DMC arrived today.    They sent so much stuff; and everything they sent they sent for each retreater.  I was so thrilled that I just had to share some of the surprises that await Gitta's Getaway 2012 attendees.  The gifts and prizes will not disappoint.  Other designers that have already sent goodies are - Rosewood Manor, Ink Circles, Lizzie Kate, Vervaco, Gloriana Silk, Kreinik, Kelmscott, Gentle Art, Just Another Button Company and Silk & Ivory.  And there is still more to come from Zweigart, Threadworx, Victoria Sampler, Sweetheart Tree, Weeks Dye Works, Threadworx, and more.  

Tomorrow I'm off to meet with our Events Co-ordinator at the Waterside Inn.  This year's menu is now available and we will be finalizing our meals for the weekend.
The  Waterside Inn has a 5 star rating from the Toronto Star.  The executive chef takes great care to provide a unique and exciting taste experience in an atmosphere of elegance and comfort.  How devine !!!