The retreat was taught by Thea of Victoria Sampler, one of my favorite instructors. She is a clever woman possessed of great personal charm and an endearing sense of self-deprecating humour. She is also a phenomenal instructor and a gifted designer. I have taken two classes with her prior to this one and have thoroughly enjoyed them.
There were the usual goodie bags and door prizes. I loved my door prizes: a lovely stitchable phone case and a Glory Bee chart that announced that people who didn't believe in Santa anymore got underwear for Christmas gifts. The motto was much more succinct and clever than that but I can't remember the exact wording as I type. The goodie bags contained some lovely charts that I'll be offering as giveaways because I know I'll never stitch them. Very pretty but just not my style. The only chart I'll be keeping from the goodie bag is the Just Nan Needle Flitters: they will be fun to stitch as gifts for stitching buddies. But more on that on another post.
As usual, the meals were lovely; the company fantastic, and the entire weekend a complete pleasure. Sue's retreats are always a delight and I recommend them highly.