This was the third year I've gone with this group, so there was much catching up to do with old friends (and my Mum), but also meeting some new folks. Much food, wine, and chocolate was consumed. The weather was fantastic, so long walks on the beach were almost mandatory. Some of us actually got a little stitching done. I got to see a lot of Ink Circles projects in the works, including about five versions of Cirque des Coeurs. We had a special viewing/fondling/sale of Carrie's Threads Limited Edition silks. I can't use any limited edition things in my regular charts, but that does not stop me from collecting them for personal use. Mwah hah hah.