Friday, September 28th classes began! Our first class in Track A-1 was with Jeannette Douglas. How could you not love her! She's so enthusiastic and obviously loves her work . . . as do we! She's from Canada . . . eh?
After class, we decided to take the Gondola up the mountain. Someone said there was a restaurant up at the top. We rode up . . . spectacular views!
After lunch, I had to dash off to the SB Christmas Shop. Tina and Terri graciously offered table space in the shop to 3 of us "new designers" to display and sell our wares and do a "meet-and-greet" from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.!!!!
I sold lots of charts and talked to many stitchers. I told and retold the story of how at the last retreat 2 years ago I had shown Barb and Alma (of Blackbird Designs) some of my re-designs of their work. Alma then looked at me and said I was ready to design . . . it was just the affirmation and "permission" I needed to give it a go!
That evening we were invited to dinner by new friends in the Penthouse Suite. What a spectacular suite!
After dinner, it was back to the ballroom for dessert and an evening with Cece Striklin of the Thread Gatherer. She and Teri collaborated on a felt/fabric stitching-necessaries project.
All our creative juices were flowing redesigning and figuring out different ways of putting the project together.
Back in our room trying to sleep . . . knowing tomorrow is the final day . . . two more classes and the banquet . . . sleep, again, was elusive!!! I don't do caffeine, so I'm guessing it was adrenaline I was running on!!!