Raleigh Minibreak | Day 1

On Friday we headed up to Raleigh for the Spring Needlepoint Retreat with Needlepoint.com. Mum was attending a ribbon needlepoint class for the afternoon, and after the long drive, I took some time to relax on one of the obliging couches in the shop.

There were lovely arrangements of Ranunculus in the classroom for the Ribbon Needlepoint Class. Check out this close up!
There were lovely arrangements of Ranunculus in the classroom for the Ribbon Needlepoint Class. Check out this close up!
Everything's all ready for the class.
Everything’s all ready for the class.
Close up of the canvas.
Close up of the canvas.
Mum finished the piece for the class that had been stitched by Jinny Barney.
Mum finished the piece for the class that had been stitched by Jinny Barney.

Before the wine and cheese event, we headed over to the Renaissance Hotel, in the North Hill’s Shops to get checked in.

The Balcony was a lifesaver.
The Balcony was a lifesaver, plus we had a view of some of the shops out in front of the hotel.
Our room for the night.
Our room for the night.
New dress and shoes debuting on this trip. Love!
New dress and shoes debuting on this trip. Love!

Time to head over to the Wine and Cheese Welcome Party back at Needlepoint.com… Where I won this canvas. This is the first time I’ve ever won a drawing.

Cute, yes?
Cute, yes? Canvas by Kirk and Bradley

After we returned to the hotel, we were too exhausted to think about going out for dinner, so we decided to indulge in one of the things we like most on our travels. Room Service!

Chicken Sandwich for me.
Chicken Sandwich for me.
Coconut Cake for mum.
Coconut Cake for mum.

Stay tuned for Day 2 tomorrow.

~theavidpen

5 Comments

  • Reply Diane Gasior March 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    πŸ™‚ Love living the weekend with you. So sad I couldn’t attend this past weekend

    • Reply theavidpen March 13, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      There’s always next time! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Melinda March 14, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Looks fun!

  • Reply annie lee March 14, 2016 at 9:54 am

    coconut cake looks amazing! sounds like a lovely get away with your mum πŸ™‚ have fun!

    • Reply theavidpen March 14, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks, Annie! πŸ˜‰

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