Our local needlework shop Stitchville has put together this annual retreat now for the last four years.
This years designer was Linda Lautenschlager of Chessie & Me.
Again it was a GREAT retreat.
Here is what greeted us in our room. There is only one caramel in this picture--the other two were very tasty!!!!
This was our welcome bag. It had a really cute wooden tag for a zipper pull and inside the bag was a note pad, a very cute luggage tag and a finger nail file.
These are the wonderful gifties that we had waiting for us at our tables. A scissors with a 2013 fob, a wooden box, a wooden pin cushion, a insulated cup and of course a table favor.
Here is a bit of a close up of all the wood goodies.
I just love this little wooden tag.
We did some pre-stitching and this is the end result of it. We painted this box and then attached our stitching to a piece of wool and then glued it to the outside of the box. The strawberry is a gift from Linda. She made one for each of us. I think she said she made 53!! She also painted the first coat of paint on each of the boxes so we would have time to finish them.
A view of the inside of the box and the fob we stitched and put together.
It is always great to leave retreat with a finished piece.
It is called Springtime of Youth Sampler. This is my progress so far--sorry for the wrinkles.
I had a great time with friends, familiar and new.
Can't wait until next year.
Designer for next year is Cynthia Zittel of The Drawn Thread.
I didn't have my camera with me but I am sure you can see some pictures of the retreat on
Thanks for stopping by.