Thursday, December 8, 2016

Back from 2016 Goldbar Retreat

The 2016 EGA Goldbar retreat is officially over.  It was one of the best retreats I have been to. Lots of door prizes, opportunity baskets and silent auctions.  (Of which I won none of the first two and two of the last.) There was a ton of great Trash to Treasure items.  And I set up a "traveling store" of consignment items for sale.

One of the fun annual traditions is the handing out of Franz chocolate "goldbar" to any stitcher who finishes a project at the retreat.  I'm happy to report that I finished 4 projects!  Actually since my DH is the recipient of the goldbar candies, he was also happy that I finished four projects 😊

Finish #1 is a needlebook by Wooden Spool Designs.  It finishes a set of smalls by Debbie Busby that I got in a class with her last year.

Finish #2 is by Stitches Through Time Christmas Tree ornament.

Finish #3 is  Rhodes Stocking by Karen Garinger needlepoint mini-stocking.

Finish #4 is Magpie Pincushion by Shepherds Bush.  One of the goodies from the Shepherds Bush retreat.

Some great show and share-

Yikes, this year has flown by!  I hope to have another post before the end of the year.


Kaisievic said...

What a wonderful retreat and congratulations on all of your finishes, my dear.

deb said...

Sounds like a delightful retreat and your finishes are lovely (and is that your very own Christmas tree in your header? Beautiful!)

Barb said...

Sounds like a great retreat! Congratulations on all the finishes.

gracie said...

Wow, great stitching.

Marilyn said...

Great projects, and the Show & Share projects are beautiful.

Beth in IL said...

Love the finishes! Lots of great stitching.

Margaret said...

Love the finish from your last post! And love seeing everything from the retreat too! Lots of eye candy, that's for sure!

Maggee said...

Looks like a great retreat again! Congrats on finishing 4 pieces! Love the show and share! LOTS of beautiful stitching in the EGA group. Thanks for sharing!