The Inn on the Lake, Fall River, was the venue for our Christmas Ornament Exchange. The shape chosen for this year was a cylinder and everyone had lots of fun opening their packages and seeing what was inside. Each ornament was so unique and beautiful. It’s such a lovely tradition and a wonderful way to close the 2015 year of stitching.
This year’s retreat was in Wolfville at Victoria’s Historic Inn. We all arrived late on Tuesday and after gathering in the Inn’s drawing room for refreshments and conversation, we made our way to the Troy Restaurant for a wonderful meal.
The next morning, we got down to business and began work on our selected project. The majority had decided on a pulled thread design, which was a pattern developed and published by the Louise Breton, sister of our guild member, Marie-France. Called Mozaique Vegetale, it is a circular pattern highlighting several whitework stitches. It was fun and challenging, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s finished pieces. Another night out for supper to wrap things up, we headed home the next morning.
It was a fine getaway and the people at Victoria’s Inn treated us royally. We were very pleased. Can’t wait ‘till next year!
Friday, November 24, 2015, was the first day of this year’s annual Nova Scotia Design Crafts Council Christmas Show, and our guild had a table display. Our volunteers demonstrated various needle working techniques throughout the day to an appreciative and interested audience. The response was so positive, it was proposed that we make this the venue for our next Stitch-in-Public Day. Margot, Sharon and Marie-France, thank you for representing us so well!