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Stitcher’s Hideaway

Friday-Saturday, October 3-4, 2014
in Mystic, CT


Ann Pettit
of Brightneedle

Registration is Now CLOSED!!

I am so excited about this retreat!  Ann Pettit of Brightneedle showed me her wonderful design “My Sewing Book” a few years ago and it has taken this long to work out having her teach it for Stitcher’s Hideaway.  The project is inspired by Anne of Green Gables, a favorite book (and movie!) of mine.  In the book Anne refers to “kindred spirits” - people that have a special connection.  As stitchers we share a lot in common, and so I’ve named this exciting event the Kindred Spirits Retreat!

In keeping with the Kindred Spirits theme, there will be an optional ornament exchange!  Those who wish to participate must hand-stitch a finished object having something to do with friendship.  It could be finished as a needlebook, ornament, pin cushion, fob, biscornu, framed piece, whatever! Bring your gift wrapped finished hand stitched object to the retreat and then participants will draw numbers and pick out a gift in numerical order. It’s loads of fun!

For those who can be there the night before (Thursday, Oct. 2), we’ll be enjoying a showing of the movie “Anne of Green Gables” together!

Many of you know Chris of Chris’s Collection who set up shop for us at retreats for many years. Chris closed her shop last year, but will be at this retreat one more time to sell all of her remaining stash at 50% off!! Oh, boy! That’s going to be fun!  Her pal Pam will actually be running the shop while Chris attends the retreat as a stitcher for the first time!

The retreat will be held at the Mystic Comfort Inn in Mystic, CT, for many of us our home away from home.

Stitcher’s Hideaway retreats are very casual and relaxed gatherings. You can stitch in your jeans -- or stitch in your pajamas -- it’s all good!! We are all in class together and eat our meals together, too.  If you come by yourself, you’ll quickly find new stitching friends.  We learn a lot from each other as well as from our instructor. Come ready to have a great time!

Mystic, Connecticut is a great spot for a family vacation. We’ll be right near the Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mystic Village with its 60+ unique shops and restaurants, so arrive early or stay later to enjoy the sights! A lot of stitchers enjoy spending time Christmas shopping at Olde Mystic Village.  For more information on Mystic, visit

Registration is now open for this exciting retreat!  Follow the links below to the registration information and more. 

See you there!!




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