The Superstar Serial Starters and Divine Disciplined Divas group on Facebook had its annual get-together this past weekend, and I was actually able to make it! I was a day late since my family's vacation had already been planned, but no one seemed to mind that I was a bit late. According to some, my weird sense of humor and continual laughter made up for being late.
If you ever have the ability to attend a get-together or a retreat, I highly suggest you make it work out. I had such a wonderful time meeting these great ladies - and man (go Mike!). It was wonderful to see everyone's work in person, ask questions, see the toys that others' use, etc. I loved being able to get to know these great folks rather than just see posts on a computer and a small picture of their faces (or their kids', etc.)
Here are some of the pictures that were taken, and I have tried to keep the pictures of just me since no one else has given permission to use their photos, but I want to capture how amazing it is at one of these events.
Everyone found their spot and enjoyed stitching
Yes, I really see a camera and stop to smile! (I'm in the purple shirt)
Everyone walks around to see what others are working on, to chat, etc.
Aury on the left of AuryTM who kept us entertained at the table.
Tina Bush on the right who is simply amazing!
Lori really hates her picture taken. She also has a Johnny Depp obsession that we enjoyed during the trip
Make yourself comfortable and get to know your neighbors!
Go out to eat and laugh some more (OK, yeah, we were drinking).
Spend time taking a train with Stephanie Bishop of Steph's Fabbys and have a great time!
Yep, we had a ton of fun. My cheeks still hurt from laughing so much!!
Stephanie Bishop smiling while Lori hides behind her menu
Captain Jack did a pole dance on the cup and earned some cash (can you see how silly we were??)
Hanging out in jammies at night was totally cool!! The conference room
was open as long as anyone wanted!
Again, if you have the ability to attend a retreat like this - please do it. I have added many more amazing people into my Facebook life as well as their email addresses and phone numbers. Some of these ladies traveled from Canada to attend, and I thought it was great they could and did make it!!
I have already put next year's GTG on my calendar, and now I'm trying to see how many other retreats I can afford to attend. There's nothing like having Stitcher Wives in your life. (Yes, an inside joke, but I'm sure you can put it together.)