“A relaxing atmosphere, comfortable rooms and delicious food. What more could you ask for? Well next year we will be adding a night to our stay because we love it at Brentwood on the Beach and the quiet time we get to knit, read, and walk on the beach. And to add to our enjoyment are the evenings with the authors learning about writing books and meeting the people who do. We look forward to our knitting weekend retreat. We only wish it were longer.”
Hooks ‘n Books Weekend Retreat
Celebration of Books ‘n Needles
Rug Hookers and other hobbyists will gather for a weekend of fun, laughter, friendship, hooking and stitching. Bring your favourite hobby or two and relax with us. Enjoy our ‘author readings’ and spend time with the authors.
Threadville, Pennsylvania, has everything – a fabric store, yarn shop, notions store, quilting boutique, and Willow Vanderling’s brand new shop, In Stitches, a hit with tourists eager to learn embroidering in the latest way, with software and machines.
But when the village’s bullying zoning commissioner picks a fight with Willow and turns up dead in Willow’s yard, the close-knit community starts unraveling at the seams.
Willow must stitch together clues and find the real murderer, or the next thing she embroiders may be an orange prison jumpsuit . . .
Nominated for Agatha and Bony Blithe Awards
Darlene Coddlefield, the winner of a national sewing competition, has come to Willow Vanderling’s embroidery shop, In Stitches, to be presented with a top-of-the-line Chandler Champion sewing and embroidery machine as her prize. But Darlene’s triumph is short-lived after she’s found dead under her sewing table, apparently crushed by the heavy machine.
Yvonne ReynoldsThe Author
Yvonne Reynolds grew up in Huron County. She began writing while in Ottawa and was a regular contributor to the Saturday Section of the Ottawa Journal. The Reynolds returned to Huron County in 1974 settling on six acres shared with an assortment of creatures whose comical conduct inspired a series of columns which have recently been reprinted, and now published as “The Funny Farm”. The latter section is titled “The Funny Farmers”. Apparently bizarre behaviour is contagious! This book displays different layers for different readers. The most obvious layer is the gentle humour of farming greenhorns coping with the new adventures in hobby farming. Another reader can find a respect and great appreciation of the author for the admirable spirit and ingenuity of many animals. The specially commissioned pieces of art that accompany every chapter can tell a story all on their own for a quick read. This beautiful artwork extant is a treat by itself. Yvonne’s gentle portrayal of difficulties and resolution thereof that occur in most successful marriages give another dimension in the latter part of the book.
Patti Armstrong’s drawings are a priceless addition to The Funny Farm. Although she had never done illustrations for a book before, she is very artistic and creative, winning prizes for her unique hooked rug designs, commissioned to paint theme headboards for a restaurant-inn, and using her talents as part of her job on the staff of South Huron Community Living’s Adult Resource Centre in Dashwood. This project brought out her latent genius in this field. She was introduced to Yvonne Reynolds by Bruce Shaw, Executive Director of South Huron Community Living.
Weekend Retreat Package Includes
2 nights Accommodation
All meals~ Friday dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Sunday brunchRate $300.00 per person based on double occupancy (incl HST)
Single room- Add $100.00
Non refundable deposit $50.00 at time of booking
and $100.00 on Feb 01
Balance due on arrival
Bayfield Writers’ Festival
CANADIAN AUTHORS COMING TO VILLAGE FOR WRITERS’ FESTIVAL
The 11th Annual Bayfield Writers’ Festival is always a highly anticipated village event that brings top Canadian authors to town and enhances Huron County’s flourishing cultural landscape.
The festival, sponsored by The Village Bookshop in Bayfield, is set for tha last weekend in June at the Bayfield Town Hall.
Authors will discuss and read excerpts from his/her work during the Writers’ Festival, and will be on hand to sign books. Their books will be available for sale at the festival and are in stock now at The Village Bookshop. Tickets for the Bayfield Writers’ Festival may be purchased at The Village Bookshop, 20 Catherine St. or by calling 519 565-5600
What our guests have to say…
“Another wonderful weekend to enjoy learning about knitting and Book Clubs. Thanks for the hospitality”
“Fabulous. Loved the book event. Please, please do again!.”
“Wonderful Books and Needles weekend. I have been looking forward to it.”
Brentwood on the Beach is a 4 star, nine room luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn with the amenities you would expect to find in one of the resorts Ontario has to offer. Brentwood on the Beach is located in St. Joseph on a private, sandy beach between Grand Bend and Bayfield, south of Goderich and west of Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Brentwood on the Beach also offers two luxury cottage rentals for your holiday rental plans. Call us to inquire about your vacation rental. Come and enjoy all that Brentwood on the Beach accommodations has to offer on Lake Huron in Southwestern Ontario.