Our annual Cross Stitch Retreat to Brentwood on the Beach with The Stitching Sisters is the highlight of our year. We cannot wait to spend our 4 days together with our nonstop gabbing, stitching, laughing and sharing time with our wonderful friends we met a few short years ago.
This year we had a new visitor; ‘VISITOR’ being the key word here. In case you’ve forgotten our silly tag line of ‘You Can Visit, But You Can’t Join!’, just click on the link so you can read about it. Thanks to Jody’s sister Holly for helping to provide us with this phrase as it has gotten a lot of mileage, laughs and shocking responses.
Jody immediately fell in love with a turtle from the Scentsy collection that Anita’s daughter sells; Jacinda has recently taken up cross stitching and is often reminds us... ‘I know, I know – I can visit, but I can’t join!’ -- Well -- this year Jody decided to bring Twiggy to Brentwood so he could sit with us and we could enjoy his scented sachet turtle shell. Twiggy was promptly set in place as we sat down to stitch, but something just wasn’t right. Jody realized he needed something to stitch too, so she remedied that quickly and just when we thought we were ready to settle in to stitching, Anita realized that Twiggy needed to borrow her glasses. So she remedied That quickly too.
Just when we thought we were ready to settle in to stitching again, Jody said, “Wait! We have to get his picture!” Anita put her things down and took the picture. And just when we thought we were ready to settle in to stitching again, Jody said, “Wait! Anita – you have to send the picture to Jacinda to show her Twiggy is stitching!” Anita uploaded the picture. And just when we thought we were ready to send the photo Jody said, “WAIT! You have to tell Jacinda ‘LOOK WHO GOT TO JOIN’!!” (laughter upon laughter) Picture Sent! And just when we thought we were ready to start stitching again, the reply from Jacinda came in, “He can VISIT!! He only gets to VISIT.” Stitching … still on hold until we could compose ourselves.
If Twiggy had any reservations about
visiting that weekend, they were soon gone once he realized there was much more to do than
sit around stitching and with a bunch of ladies.
|Hey mom! I found some new friends.|
|Hey mom! Stop stitching and come and find me again.|
|Hey mom! You'll never find me this time. |
I wonder how many I can eat before she finds me.
|Hey mom! I found my very own hammock.|
|Hey look mom! I found my own wrecking ball.|
Hey mom... can we make a video of me if I
promise to leave my
|Hey look mom! Anita made this really pretty blanket and it kind of looks like my shell.|
Do you think if I ask her really nice she will make me
a winter coat that looks just like this?
ahhhhhhhh I think I'll take a nap.
|Hey mom! Look at these Lily of the Valley flowers |
that Bonnie brought.
They smell really nice, Just Like ME.
|Hey mom! Is it time for dinner yet?|
|Hey mom! Can I check my email?|
|Hey mom look! |
|Hey mom! Did you know Brentwood wrote a book?|
|Hey mom! What does pleasure mean and why does it ride a bus?|
I heard dad say something before about a pleasure ride, but I didn't know it rode a bus.
I thought only kids rode a bus to school. I know...
I'll ask my brothers when I get home.
|Hey mom! I found some shells.|
Can I try on a new shell?
Can I? Huh? Can I?
|ummm MOM! HELLLLP!|
This shell is too heavy. Mommmm - it's squishin' me.
|Hey mom! Do you want to play a game with me?|
How can you resist my adorable smile?
Can we send this picture to Jacinda too?
|Hey mom! |
They got lots of neat games here we can play.
huh? What do you mean you came here to stitch?
|Hey mom! Can I have some candy?|
Wow! Look at this giant bag of M&Ms. It's almost as big as me.
|Hey mom! I"m going to hang outside for awhile and get some sun.|
|Hey mom! |
Look, I can slide down the banister all my myself!
|Ahhhh thanks Mom!|
Thanks for taking off my shell...
That feels better.
Trish is going to teach us how to make her famous
1-2-3-4 Biscuits. YUMMY!
Now you can make these at home ALL the time.
|Wow Mom. We've only been here an hour and |
I can't believe all the things there are to do.
Thanks for letting me
Hey mom, I like watching you stitch.
I found my very own pool with a fountain and Everything.
|Hey mom! |
I found this really big bed and there's even a place for my shell.
Four days later....
|Hey Mom! Can I drive home?|
|Hey Mom! Can I hang out the window on the way home? |
I Never get to do anything I want!
Are we there yet?
As you can see Twiggy had a pretty good time during his visit to Brentwood. I wonder if Jody will be taking this little rascal to all the cross stitch outings. We do after all have another one coming up in a few weeks.....
Stay tuned for more from Brentwood.