I was looking for the Shakespeare Gardens which I found and while they were small there was another pretty view of the river (below)
All through Thursday people started to arrive. Karin and I made plans with Markita to do some extra shopping in some out of town shops. We had a great time, including a delicious lunch.
|Karin, Me, Spool and Spindle shop owner and Markita|
Selfie by Markita
|Enjoying lunch at Marbles, Waterloo, Ontario|
|With Jacki and Sherril|
After the tour we went to the venue, a church in town (Knox Presbyterian Church), for presentations and other activities. We heard from Deepika, Gillian (Crafting a rainbow blog), Jalie Patterns and BraMakers Supply. Connie did a demonstration of a favorite technique and some of us helped others take those measurements that are almost impossible to take on our own. We also had a chance to apply the tips that Gillian was giving us on how to take better pictures, including selfies. Below are my attempts.
After a break we returned to the church and had the wonderful surprise of live entertainment by Connie's ukelele band!
The rest of the evening the multiple contests were judged and we had a wonderful dinner.
Saturday was all about shopping and somehow I did not manage to take a single picture. You can see what everyone was up to here (Deepika's story of the weekend) Below is my modest stash after the day was all done.
I had one more dinner with friends in beautiful downtown Stratford.
The next morning those of us that were still around got together at Romeo's for brunch and one last group picture.