Tuesday, April 7, 2009

AZ get together week

Well, a few friends, Michele, Ruth, Chris and Sharon and I decided to have a little get together here in Arizona. We spent a couple days here in the city and then ventured (it was an adventure) up north just south of Flagstaff to stay at a friends cabin for the weekend.

The girls all came into Phoenix on Wednesday April 1st. I met them at the hotel and we came to my house for dinner and dessert. There was bbq pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad and baked beans and Aunt Cathy made a delicious dessert. We hung around with my family for a little while then ventured back to the hotel for more chatting, laughing and some stitching.

Thursday, we met up for breakfast then went to one of my LNS's here in the valley, The Attic in Mesa. We were hoping to get to the Needler's Nest too, but didn't get to that side of town until it was too late, next time. Here are some pics of the girls shopping at The Attic. We spent a couple hours there then headed to In & Out for burgers.

Ruthann named us the GCGC (Grand Canyon Girls Club). LOL We did make a trip to the Grand Canyon but pics will be in another post. I was so excited the girls were coming here that i actually designed a small piece for us all to stitch in honor of our little retreat. I used my coffee dyed fabric and belle soie and kitted it up for the girls. Thinking of stealing Sharon's idea of framing the piece with our pic from the GC. hmmmmmmmmm

Well here are some of the pics promised above from shopping at the Attic. Notice Chris at the counter with her credit card, it's smoking. LOL
GCGC at The Attic, from left: Sharon, Ruth, Chris, Karen Michele

Chris with smoking credit card. LOL





Brigitte said...

Your get-together an d shopping spree sounds wonderful. This LNS would make my card smoke too, lol.

Mel said...

Your LNS looks awesome! I'm glad you all had a great time. I've been looking forward to hearing all about :)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Looks like you had a great time.

I will have to visit the Attic one of these days.... maybe if I finally am able to get my drivers license it will make a great road trip to reward myself. (I live in Phoenix)

Although, might have to bring cash and leave the CC at home... otherwise, I might get into trouble. LOL

Annette said...

Next time you make it to my side of town, do let me know! I'd love to meet up at the Attic (my LNS) :)

Sharon said...

I think you should finish your piece however you'd like. Although I must say I'm one of the few who thinks Sharon has a good idea now and then. LOL

Miss you already!

Lisa said...

I am green with envy - it looked & sounded like a wonderful weekend and one that will be remembered with the beautifully designed piece!

RuthB said...

Hmmmm I wonder if I permanently look goofy while shopping or if it only come sout at stunning LNSes?

Miss ya!

Carolyn NC said...

Woo hoo - looks like a fun time! Love the little design you kitted up. Great idea for the visit!

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

What a great getaway! I've still never been to the Attic or any of the other great shops in that area. Love the design, can't wait to see it framed with a photo from your retreat!

Bine said...

Looks like you had a great time and smoking CC's in needlecrafthops are the best :) Your LNS looks sooooooooo good ....

Dani - tkdchick said...

How FUN!