The shop was packed . . . the lines were as long as they were in Ogden! Registration for the retreat begins at 1:00 p.m. so we have plenty of time to shop in Park City and have lunch.
Park City is built on a hillside so it is a workout to do the entire main street . . . you really feel the altitude huffing and puffing up the hill! We stop for a photo op with "Loosey Moose" to catch our breath.
We had a yummy lunch sitting outside enjoying the warmth of the sunshine before heading back to The Canyons to register. At registration we received our schedule and a welcome project. It's a tote bag that has a panel to stitch with more designs than will fit . . . how will we ever chose which ones we want to stitch? You either got a red or green ticking bag. Here's mine . . . nearly finished. I bought some braid yesterday to "frame" the edges (they're a little angled and this will straighten them out and give a nice finish to the piece I think.)
They had finished ones at a table in a meeting room to give us some ideas. We stitched on our Welcome Project waiting for the "Project Reveal" at 4:00 p.m.
Shepherd's Bush matched our donations and with all the proceeds will purchase 9 sheep from the Heifer Project! This organization provides animals to families in impoverished countries.
At 4:00 p.m. the highly anticipated project reveal had finally arrived! The designers were introduced and they showed their class projects! My only complaint about these retreats is that we can't take EVERY class. It's so hard to choose which track you want to be in . . . we agonize over it!
First up was R&R. Here's Pat with their project: "Home For The Holidays".
Next up was Jeannette Douglas. This picture speaks volumes to her personality . . . she's so enthusiastic:
Next came Linda Lautenschager of Chessie & Me with her darling project: "Shepherd's Christmas" (we're in her class too!). She uses some satin stitches in the grassy areas that make it look like the trails the sheep make while they graze . . . LOVE IT!
Now for the projects we aren't doing . . . boo hoo.
Shepherd's Bush (how can you not LOVE Tina and Terri) . . . can't go wrong with them . . . always a cute project . . . mats and frame by Jill Renzel:
Charland Garvin of Charland Designs . . . such a delight . . . she says this will be her last teaching retreat . . . say it isn't so! Her project was too cute! (Again a poor picture . . . sorry)
And Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers (oh I LOVE this!)
Oh the excitement now that we know what we'll be working on!!!!
I'm going to have to break up this day so as not to keep you too long. We're off to dinner on our own and regroup tonight for the "Great Cookie Swap" . . . till tomorrow . . .