Tuesday, November 1, 2011

South Carolina Part Two

This was my first glimpse of the beach.  It was exactly as I remembered it from all those years ago.  Now, I've been to many beaches since that first trip to Myrtle Beach, but this place is special.  It must be the memories associated with it, but I felt like I had come back to a place that I've held in my heart for a long time.  I had a very hard time concentrating on stitching with this view outside.
Shortly after arriving, Paulette and I headed down to the beach to check out the surfers, um...I mean surf. 

Hurry Paulette...you let him get away.  Oh, I forgot.  You have a zoom lens! 

Nice boards...hee-hee!

Two of my favorite people.  My long time friend, Patti on the left, travelled with me.  (She's the short one who needed the step stool to climb into that high four poster in Charleston).  I can't thank you enough for all the help, and for the fun, Patti.  On the right is today's birthday girl, Nicole.  Happy birthday, my friend!  I had so much fun with you, and I appreciate you helping us navigate.  I especially want to thank you for insisting that I needed that red bag :) 

Here is the fabulous, Faye.  She is one of the nicest gals on the planet.  I can't wait to see more of your Sarah Elizabeth.  Thank you again for the scissor fob.  Just looking at it makes me smile.

Michele is stitching my Jingle all the way on red!  Make sure you send me a photo of it finished.  It was so fun to meet you.

And then there was this group...the Carolina Connection!  Michele and I snuck in there, too.  I am not exaggerating, when I say that you are the nicest, funniest, friendliest, and most special bunch that I have ever met.  I had a blast being an honorary Carolina girl.  I can still hear Lynn laughing in my head , and I start in all over again.  Have you started your Williamsburg ort can yet, Sandra?  Remember, we promised!  Linda, I now have a southern drawl thanks to you.  I can't wait to meet up with you all again.  Have fun in Tennessee.

I want to thank Amy for inviting me.  It was my absolute pleasure to be a part of this fun event.  I met some truly wonderful ladies, and I so appreciate the enthusiam and response to my designs.  Thank you all very much.  I hope you find that Candy Corn!

Ahhh, I could have stayed like this forever...


Natalia said...

Too much fun, Tanya !!!!! I am so glad you enjoyed it. There is nothing like a bunch of stitching gals getting together, is there? Thanks for sharing. I hope Paulette behaved with those surfers. LOL !!!

Fiona said...

I had a blast too and it is always better seeing the designs in person. Y'all inspired me to try some 40ct.

Paulette said...

LOL, oh my. Yes, they were very nice boards.


samplerlover said...

Sounds like you a wonderful time at the Retreat Tanya.
The surfers over here had better watch out if you and Paulette ever come over here lol. - Sandra.

valerie said...

Gorgeous photos! What a great time it must have been. I have to admit, I may have spent more time on the beach than inside stitching if I had gone.

Karen said...

Nice to meet and hang out with you. Hope to see you again next year!

Catherine said...

What fun everyone had - it's been fun seeing everyone's reports on their blogs!

Dona said...

I'm glad you had a fun trip and that the weather was good so you could enjoy some time on the beach!

Great photos, especially the one of you and Paulette!

Brigitte said...

It was a lot of fun to read about the retreat and to look at all your wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.