Mar 27, 2013

Getaway Goodies

I received a wonderful surprise in the mail today.   Having thought that all the supplier donations had arrived, you can imagine my delight.  Gloriana Silks has always been very generous every year, and this year is no exception.  She has sent several fibre packs, each with a collection of her various fibres.  I generally use these beautiful fibre packs as the prizes for our Name Tag Contest.

So I hope you have all worked hard on your nametags!!  Good luck to you all.

There are so many other wonderful prizes to be won, and as our attendance is low this year everyone is sure to go home with a nice stash.

Our suppliers have been soooooo generous !!!!
Those suppliers that have donated to make our Getaway memorable are :

A Needle Pulling Thread
Alessandra Adelaide
Beth Russell Needlepoint
Brenda Franklin Designs
ByGone Stitches
Caron Collection
Colonial Needle
Ehrman Needlepoint
Elizabeth Bradley Needlepoint
Gloriana Silks
H.A. Kidd ( Canada's DMC distributor)
Hearthside Craftworks
Hoffman Distributor
Ink Circles
Jeannette Douglas
Linda Meyers Designs
Needlepoint Inc. Silks
Notions Marketing (Laurel Burch bag)
Rainbow Gallery
Rosewood Manor
Silk & Ivory threads
Sweetheart Tree
Stoney Creek
Stitching Studio
Sue Hillis
Thread Gatherer
Victoria Sampler
Weeks Dye Works

and lets not forget the Maggie B bag and your Souvenir kit from Gitta's 

If anyone would still like to join us for a weekend of fun and stitching, there's still time!!!

Mar 15, 2013

The Weekend's Meal Plan

All our meals at Retreat are prepared by the chef of the Breakwater Restaurant.  The Breakwater is the only restaurant in Mississauga to have a 3.5 star rating from Toronto Life, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and a CAA 4 Diamond Award.

Friday evening during our Pajama Party we will enjoy chicken skewers, stuffed Mini Pitas, Spring rolls, Hummus, and more.  Also brought back by popular demand are the warm home backed cookies at 10pm.

Saturday morning we will enjoy a "Farmers breakfast" in the Breakwater RestaurantWith it's floor to ceiling windows we will have great views of the Port Credit marina and the Credit River.

For Lunch we will have a market fresh soup, salad, and a selection of assorted Paninis.  The dessert is my absolute favourite and brought back by popular demand - Crème brûlée.

Afternoon Tea will be held in our Stitching lounge.

For Saturday's Banquette dinner you will have some decisions to make.
There is a choice between French Onion soup with french baquette and gruyere cheese OR Caesar Salad with crispy bacon, shaved parmesan cheese and anchovy dressing.

Then there is a choice between Thyme & lemon marinated Grilled Chicken Supreme, Veal Tenderloin medallions, OR seared Atlantic Salmon.

And lets not forget dessert - Cranberry Cheesecake.

Sunday Morning we will awake to hot coffee and fresh muffins. Just something light to tide us over until 10:30am when we will enjoy the Breakwater's fabulous Sunday Brunch lasting 4 hours.

Delish, can't wait...

Mar 8, 2013

Room Upgrade Winners

The Winners of the Early Bird draw this year are 
Linda C. and Catherine B. 
 Congradulations ladies your rooms will be upgraded to either a Penthouse or King Suite.

If you would like to view more photos of the luxurious accommodations at the
Waterside Inn please visit their website