----WELCOME TO MOLLY'S PLACE-----I'M SO GLAD YOU STOPPED BY----BE SURE TO CHECK OUT EVERYTHING----I WOULDN'T WANT YOU TO MISS ANYTHING---IF YOU LEAVE, BE SURE TO COME BACK AND SEE ME----AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT----THAT IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT---IT KEEPS ME GOING---AND I REALLY WANT TO KEEP GOING----AND GOING----AND GOING----BYE-BYE-NOW----.....~~~~~~

Thursday, July 22, 2010

EMBROIDERY RETREAT 2010

This was not our first, but the first in a long time.  I have to admit that I have not spent time embroidering with my 10001 Janome Embroidery Machine for over a year, maybe longer.  The place?--
-A NIMBLE THIMBLE-- Tyler, Texas.  This is a wonderful quilt shop.  If you are ever in the area, it is a "MUST STOP AND SHOP" place.  Let me start with a few pics of the shop (now that I have your attention in that area).  You will see that Katie (shop owner) has created a place where you can learn and purchase supplies for just about all crafts.  I have recently developed a love for wool (see "Tree Time" free BOM on my right side bar).  Nimble Thimble has the most wonderful collection of wool that I have seen.

EYE CANDY FOR WOOL LOVERS

FABRICS, FABRICS, AND MORE FABRICS

ALL BEAUTIFULLY DISPLAYED

THREADS???   ALL KINDS OF HAND AND MACHINE

MY FAVORITE--THE WESTERN FABRICS!

MORE MORE MORE

MORE MORE

REPRODUCTION FABS

MORE MORE MORE

MORE MORE!

CUTE CUTE CUTE SAMPLES!

KITS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

BACK TO THE TRIP!  ALL FIVE OF US PACK OUR CRAP AND RODE IN ONE CAR.  KATHLEEN IS OUR PACKER.  JUST TELL HER WHAT YOU WANT HER TO DO AND LEAVE HER ALONE!!! 

We got there and unpacked.  Don't the Wackies look serious?  NOT!

Lots of makes and models of machines

Not long until lunch--  DELICIOUS drinks at CHILI'S!
No pic, but Rhonda and I shared an Avacado Hamburger and it was great!

ANNIE SPORTED HER NEW GLASSES AS SHE DRANK HER PINA COLADA!

Back at the Retreat, Kathy decided on brown and blue for her hearts.

Rhonda worked on these praying hands--Gorgeous!

Kathleens Christmas Redwork!  Love that background fabric!

Annie was praticing transferring to the Gigihoop and stitched out this great birdhouse complete with birds and flowers.

Show and Tell!  Great embroidered horses.

Piece from the teach--, Brenda Jeschke.  Great designs.

Mercado's for dinner--our favorite Tex-Mex food place.  Of course they also have great---------------------------------------------------------------------MARGARITA'S!!



The reason Kathleen's eyes are shining have nothing to do with the Margaritas--she is wearing her new lighted glasses!  hahahahaha

I ordered a salad.  Most of the time salad's are a light meal--NOT AT MERCADO'S!

A night of laughing and talking, a breakfast at I-HOP and then back home.  Just a peak from the rear of the vehicle as we arrived home.  The driver of this vehicle did not have a clue of the view from the rear, did she?

Now--if you visit A Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, be sure to mention to Katie that "THE WACKYS sent you.  We are hoping for a few extra points for it.  Katie is a delightfully friendly person.  I took a pic of her visiting in the shop but she made me promise not to post the pic as she did not feel she looked her best.  But you will know her smile when you walk in the door. 
For more info on our trip and more pics visit The Humble Quilts and Ravelly.
Quilting

11 comments:

Dorothy said...

I would love to get my hands on the wool. I could really do some damage to my card.
Love the glasses!

Susan said...

Obviously - you all had a great time - love those glasses!! I am off to a retreat very soon - almost at the counting sleeps stage!!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love these retreats but you all do look kind of serious...Did you get a lot of work done?
Mama Bear

Needled Mom said...

That's the only kind of retreat to go on!!! How fun.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow.......that looks super fun.

BubzRugz said...

what fun.......... hugz

Vivian said...

What a great time you all looked like you were having. I sure wish I had a fabulous quilt shop in my town.

Oh, I went to print off block 7 of the tree block and it says file not found. Help,please. Just now starting so I'm heading to the sewing room to choose fabrics and start on block one.

Vivian said...

Must be something with my computer. I went back from a different page and was able to pull it up. Thanks. Can't wait to get started.

StitchinByTheLake said...

When I'm at home Tyler is close enough for me to drive to - next time you're going just let me know so I can meet you there. :) I have a Janome 11000 and would love to do a class on machine embroidery! And I want to just stand in front of their wool and touch it all! blessings, marlene

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What an incredible time you gals had! Love the shop and all the funny pics.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Looks as though you all had a great time!! The pictures of the quilt shop are wonderful. I think we could all have a fun time there!!!! I am new at your blog found you through another, very fun. I will visit you again, Carolyn from Des Moines, Iowa

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