Shindig Thank You’s

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Happy first Tuesday morning after the Shindig!  Wait. What? It’s two weeks after the Shindig?! It’s all a blur. That pesky move has made time stand still and fast forward all at the same time.

While it has been a blur, what remains vivid in our minds eye is the warmth, goodwill and ‘let the good times roll’ vibes you showered us with during the Shindig. It was everything we hoped and dared dream it would be. No, actually, it was WAY better than our wildest dreams!

First and foremost thank you to Lorilee. Her tireless attention to detail, her calm and patient manner and her quiet and wickedly funny sense of humor – she really is the best partner in crime a gal could hope for. Thank you L2!

Franklin! Thank you Franklin for sharing your wit and wisdom with us. The classes (I’ve heard – sadly I was not able to peek in and observe) were wonderful and the presentation you gave on Saturday evening was highly entertaining – even the non-knitting Plucky Fellas were entertained.  Thank you for helping make the Shindig weekend so special!

To our helpers/honorary Plucky Crew (all those who helped us to build and maintain the marketplace – that includes you Jill – thank you for joining us in the marketplace!):

Without your help we would have simply been a bunch of knitters hanging around the Amway lobby. That would have been cool and festive, but I think the Amway would have kicked us out eventually and we wouldn’t have been able to have the fashion show!  I am so thankful for all of you who helped us from behind the scenes to make this such a magnificent event.  Hayley, Ryan, Drew and I could not have done this without you.  You are all rock stars (as evidenced by your stellar karaoke skills).  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

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And last but certainly not least  – The Shindiggers! Both retreaters and non-retreaters. We cannot even begin to express our deepest and sincerest thank you’s to all of you.  Everyone who attended was gracious, patient, clever, warm, funny and friendly and the entire weekend seemed to flow effortlessly (and went by so fast!). You really are the most joyful, exuberant, generous and gracious group. It is our sincere pleasure and privilege to call you our pals. You truly inspire us every single day to do our very best to serve you.

With immeasurable love and gratitude,

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3 replies
  1. Beth Mak
    Beth Mak says:

    Thank you! Hopefully, there is another Shindig in 2015! The Amway venue was fabulous, Marketplace, classrooms, meeting space, and all the little nooks and crannies to gather to knit and chat.

  2. Anne-Marie Holst
    Anne-Marie Holst says:

    You can’t even begin to imagine how wonderful it was to be a Shindigger! Thanks to each and every one of you who made it happen. Everything from the hotel to the “pop up” classes, to the fashion show, spontaneous songs, the dinner and Franklin, and of course the shopping and meeting the Plucky gang and my new Plucky friends, was wonderful. thank you all so much….already planning for 2015.

  3. Becky Wing
    Becky Wing says:

    I know it was a big risk to increase the size of the retreat so much in just one year, but IT WAS FABULOUS!!! From the number of attendees (both official and non-official) to the venue to the well-planned and executed activities it was a magical time for me. The time to just hang out, and the comfortable places to do just that was awesome. Everyone was happy, everyone helped each other and made every one feel welcome. Truly, it was magical.

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