April 4, 2013
Iím so excited to tell you that I have enough registered already for Mystic Two to definitely hold the retreat!
In addition, some stitchers are switching over from Mystic One to Mystic Two to join some friends, so that means I currently have 2 openings for Mystic One. There are 2 more stitchers willing to switch to Mystic Two in case there are some more who can only attend on the dates of Mystic One.
Also, I have just posted the Fun Report for last Octoberís Spooky Retreat! Sure took me long enough, huh? LOL! I was thinking about it tonight and realized that right after that retreat we got hit with Storm Sandy, my Dad had surgery and went through a really tough time of recovery and Iím his caregiver, then the holidays hit, then I got laid up for weeks with an illness, and then suddenly I was running the Alumni Retreat in February! No wonder Iíve been feeling like Iím continually playing catch up! Now I need to quickly get to work on the Fun Report for the Alumni Retreat before anything else crazy happens!!
Iím so happy that so many of you will be able to attend the Sturbridge and Mystic retreats this year! What great opportunities to take classes with such excellent designers and instructors!!
See you at a retreat soon!
March 15, 2013
How exciting!! I opened registration for the Mystic One Retreat on March 1 and it is already completely filled!!
Fortunately, Thea has agreed to teach a second retreat on Monday & Tuesday, October 21-22. As long as there are at least 15 that register for MYSTIC TWO weíll do it! Registration has now officially begun for Mystic Two!
If you are only able to attend Mystic One, let me know and I will add you to a wait list. Once I have the minimum needed for Mystic Two, I will see if any in Mystic One can switch to Mystic Two to allow some of those on the wait list to get into Mystic One. Right now I know of 3 that would be willing and able to switch from One to Two.
Also, registrations have been coming in for the Sturbridge Retreat with Jeannette Douglas as instructor of her wonderful Patriotic Sampler! The classroom at the Publick House can hold many more than at Mystic, so at this moment there is still room for more to attend. Donít miss out on this wonderful opportunity!! Itís a perfect time to take in some of the fun events going on during that week in the area.
See you at a retreat soon!
March 1, 2013
The Stitcherís Hideaway Alumni Winter Escape Retreat was last weekend and it was a blast! We shopped and stitched and ate and laughed for 2 days and nights! LOL! Iíll be working on some photos of our time together to share with you soon. What a great start to this yearís Stitcherís Hideaway Retreats! And what a year itís going to be!
Registrations have been coming in for the Sturbridge Retreat and they are from very excited stitchers who canít wait to spend 2 days with Jeannette Douglas working on the Patriotic Sampler! We are going to have a great time!! There are still some openings, so join us if you can!
I have great news! Iíve just posted information about the October 18-19 Mystic Retreat, including a photo of the class project! Instructor Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler has outdone herself with a design in keeping with this Christmas-themed retreat: Mystic Christmas Sampler. LOVE it! My plan is to open registration on Saturday, March 9th, so get ready!
See you at a retreat soon!
January 12, 2013!
Itís been very exciting to see registrations come in for the Sturbridge 2013 Retreat! There are quite a few newbies attending, and a number of the attendees are traveling long distances to get in on the fun! Iím not surprised -- itís a fantastic project and a great time of year to make the trip and enjoy the area.
Jeannette Douglas has sent me a photo of the framed Sturbridge Retreat project -- Her Patriotic Sampler. She has a wonderful framer!
At the request of attendees, at this retreat weíll also be having an optional stitching exchange with a Patriotic Theme! Those who would like to participate will stitch something patriotic and finish it as an ornament, pincushion, fob, framed piece, etc. Participants will gift wrap their patriotic stitching to exchange with others.
In other news, the Alumni Winter Escape Retreat filled up very quickly after my last email and there is now a Wait List of people hoping to get in. Iím looking forward to this reteat SO much. I am fighting the urge to start packing NOW! LOL!
Itís so nice to see everyone in the middle of what can sometimes be a very long winter. There are 7 non-alum joining us this time and Iím looking forward to meeting each of them! One of them wrote and asked if it was true that they could stitch in their pajamas -- oh, yes! Bring it on if you dare! The hotel is used to us!
I still smile whenever I think of the first Winter Escape Retreat. A big snowstorm came in the night before, but we all arrived the night before and were snuggled in safely at the hotel. It snowed like crazy and the hotel was practically deserted. We had the place pretty much to ourselves. As we stitched we could see the snow continuing to fall outside the classroom window. The food was all brought in for us and we were just so snug and happy stitching our fingers off for 2 whole days! Sweet!
Now that the holidays are over, Iím throwing myself into catching up on some of my WIPs (works in progress). Hereís hoping I get a lot done!
See you at a retreat!
January 1, 2013!
Happy New Year to all!
What better way to begin the New Year then to open registration for the Sturbridge 2013 retreat! Jeannette Douglas has designed a wonderful patriotic piece for us. LOVE it!
There are some great events taking place before and after the Sturbridge Retreat so be sure to read about them on this link. You just might want to add a few days to your away time to take everything in!
As of this morning, there are just 4 openings left for the Alumni Retreat in Mystic, CT on February 22-23, 2013 -- and as of today Iím officially opening it up to non-alum. Come get in on the fun!
Hereís to a wonderful New Year full of stitching adventures!
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