Posted by: ralphy36 | October 3, 2006

My CATS weekend

Well, we made it home from CATS safe and sound. We had an amazing time. Allen and I left early Thursday morning and made our way up route 15. We arrived in Hershey around 11am. We checked in, dropped our things off in the room and went in search of a quick lunch before my Liz Turner-Diehl class at noon. On the way to lunch, I saw a familiar face sitting by the fireplace in the lobby. It was Carol. After lunch, I joined Carol and her friend Margaret at the LTD 17th Century German Garden class. It was great to meet LTD, but Allen did laugh that all I had to show for the almost three hour class was a few specialty stitches on my doodle fabby.

After the class, we all split up to relax for a while before the stitching mart. At 5pm I got in the LONG line to get into the mart. I spent a bunch of money, but got some pretty pieces:) I purchased the following:

Simply Old Fashioned Designs: Ever So Littles-Fish and Chimps, Saint Nicks 4, 6 and 7, Twinkle in Trees
Dinky-Dyes: Summer’s Gate Sampler
Patricia Ann Designs: A Secret Garden
Liz Turner-Diehl: Scalloped Seashells, Elizabethan Gardens
Nutmeg Company: Christmas Cottage
Brittercup Designs:Britty Kitties 2
Cat’s Whiskers: Fir Tree Mountain
Plus two pieces of R&R fabric and a few misc fibers.
All in all a good haul.

After the market, Allen and I had a lovely dinner with Carol, Mike and Margaret. Then it was off to bed. Saturday, Allen and I wandered around, played games in the coffee shop and stitched. Eventually I ran into Cathy and made plans to meet everyone in the stitchers lounge around 8.

I had a great evening stitching and chatting with all the wonderful ladies I met in the stitchers lounge. Here is a pic of Jenna, Cathy and I.

And here is Jo and Patti.

Everyone was so sweet and fun to hang out with. I hope to be able to get to CATS again next year:) I had such a good time!!!

Here is the start that I did make on the LTD garden kit I got for the class I did. This is the center medallion of the garden. The colors are really pretty. I will be getting back to this as soon as I finish White Wedding. Even more motivation to get that one done:)



  1. I am looking forward to seeing your garden grow. I love the LTD gardens!

  2. Love your CATS report! Since seeing yours and Patti’s I feel quite sad that my MIL pulled the prank and we had to go home early! You guys look like you had such fun! Will you come to Celebrations in May? Many will be there! Love your haul, and your start on the garden – super!

  3. Sounds like you had a great weekend. Nice pictures.

  4. sounds like you had a fantastic time and how cool to meet up with blogging friends!

  5. Glad you had such a good time at CATS. Thanks for sharing the pics. It’s always nice to put faces to the blogs I read. The start on LTD’s piece is lovely.

  6. What a wonderful time you had. It must be lovely to get together with so many stitching and blogging friends!

  7. Leslie,

    Thanks for sharing your CATS update and pictures!! It looks like you guys had a *fabulous* time!!!

    Is this every year at Hershey?

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, thanks for sharing

  9. I enjoyed your CATS report! Sounds like you had a great time and got some very nice stash.

  10. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at CATS, and what great photos, thanks for sharing those. 🙂

  11. Beautiful start to your garden. I can’t wait to see more of it! It was really nice meeting you. I haven’t been following your blog very long, so I didn’t feel like I knew you that well, but you were very easy to talk to and I enjoyed our conversations in the stitching lounge.

  12. Glad you had such a great time at CATS Leslie!

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