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Kindred Spirits Retreat!
Ann Pettit of Brightneedle
Friday & Saturday
October 3-4, 2014
Mystic, CT
Registration is Open!!


Alumni Addicts Day!
February 18, 2015
Registration is Open!


2015 Winter Escape
February 19-20, 2015
Registration is Open!


Making Waves in Sturbridge!
Instructor Diane Herrman
Wednesday & Thursday
July 15-16, 2015
Sturbridge, MA
Save the Date!


Time with Thea!
Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler!
Monday & Tuesday
October 19-20, 2015
Sturbridge, MA
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June 29, 2014

Hello Stitchers!

I have just added the Fun Report for the Sturbridge 2013 Retreat.  What a red, white, and blue time we had!  Ha-ha!!   Enjoy!



June 18, 2014

Hello Stitchers!

I have a lot of exciting news for you!!  The 2015 Retreat Schedule has been set!

But before I begin telling you all about 2015, don’t miss the opportunity to take Ann Pettit’s “My Sewing Book” class at the Kindred Spirits Retreat this October 3-4! Ann’s design was inspired by the story of Anne of Green Gables. On Thursday night before the retreat begins this group of kindred spirits will be watching the movie Anne of Green Gables together!  We know we’re in for a great time! 

I should tell you that Ann has informed me that this is the last time she will be teaching her “My Sewing Book” project -- so don’t miss out! Her project is absolutely adorable.  I’ve waited several years to finally be able to book her to teach it

And now for 2015 News!

First, you already know the dates for the Alumni Addicts Day and 2015 Winter EscapeAnd today I have officially opened registration!! Let the stampede begin!!


Second -- Wow. I have booked Diane Herrmann to teach her gorgeous “Walking on Water’s Edge” project! How gorgeous is THAT!!

This Making Waves in Sturbridge retreat will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, July 15-16, 2015 at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.  I will provide further information as soon as possible. ! 





And then, if that isn’t amazing enough, Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler will be teaching a brand new design -- her Retreat House Sampler! This is still in the designing stages so I have no picture to show you as yet.  This will be held on Monday & Tuesday, October 19-20, 2015, at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.

This is a lot to look forward to!! I’m so excited about each one of these retreats that I can hardly stand to be around myself - lol!! 

If you’re not yet on the email distribution list, contact me and just ask to be added. I will be emailing information on each of these retreats as they are posted on the website and registration opens for each one.

See you at a retreat!


April 27, 2014

I have begun setting dates for the 2015 Retreats!  By popular demand, the Winter Escape Retreat and additional Alumni Addicts Day will be held at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.  We loved the big room there, the lodging options, and the meals - yum!   The Winter Escape Retreat will be held on Thursday & Friday, February 19-20, 2015, and the Alumni Addicts Day will be held on Wednesday, February 18.  These events are for Stitchers Gone Wild!  These are non-instructor retreats designed to give us all an opportunity to stitch on whatever we’d like, have wonderful meals together, hang out and have fun! If you’re on the mailing list you’ll receive advance notice of the opening for registration.  If you aren’t on the mailing list yet, just send me an email and I’ll add you. 

I had such a wonderful time at the 2014 Winter Escape and Alumni Addicts!  I have many fond memories that continue to make me smile! It was so great to see everyone in the middle of our rather long winter, to see what everyone else was working on, and oh -- my room in the Inn was so wonderful! And SHOPPING!! Bush Mountain Stitchery & Framing was there all 3 days -- and they will be there in 2015, too!  Woo-hoo!!

Registration is still taking place for the Kindred Spirits Retreat!  It’s going to be a great time.  Most of us will gather the night before to watch the movie Anne of Green Gables .  Then we’ll have 2 days to work on our project together with Ann Pettit of Brightneedle. She designed her adorable “My Sewing Book” inspired by Anne of Green Gables.  Those of us who attended the 2009 Spooky Retreat with Ann Petit were able to see this lovely project first hand and we were in love with it!  At that retreat Ann’s project for us was the Ghoulies and Ghosties Etui. We enjoyed Ann’s sweet nature, her simple finishing techniques, and good humor! 

Many of you know that Chris of Chris’s Collection closed up her shop last year.  We all enjoyed the shops that Chris and her pal Pam set up for us at Stitcher’s Hideaway Retreats over the years. And I miss them both!!!  But I have great news!!  Chris is going to set up shop at the Kindred Spirits Retreat for us!!   She’s bringing all of her remaining stash and will be selling everything at 50% off!! Woo-hoo!!  AND -- while Pam runs the shop for us, Chris will be attending the retreat as a stitcher for the first time!! I’m so happy that she can join us!!

See you at a retreat soon!


March 31, 2014

I have just opened up registration for the Kindred Spirits Retreat!!   YAY!!

See you there!


March 14, 2014

Hello Stitchers!!

I’ve just posted the Fun Report for the Alumni Winter Escape Retreat & Alumni Addicts Day!  Enjoy!


March 11, 2014

Hello Stitchers!!

First up -- the big news!  I’ve posted preview information on the Kindred Spirits Retreat to be held in Mystic, CT on October 3-4, 2014!!!  Ann Pettit of Brightneedle will be teaching “My Sewing Book”, a project inspired by Anne of Green Gables, a favorite book (and movie) for many of us! In the book Anne refers to “kindred spirits” - people that make a special connection through shared beliefs, feelings or experiences.  As stitchers we share a lot in common, and so I’ve named this exciting event the Kindred Spirits Retreat!

This is going to be such a fun event -- and our project is adorable!! 

For those that can arrive the night before, we’ll be watching the movie “Anne of Green Gables” together! There will also be an optional stitching exchange -- participants will stitch up something about friendship and finish it in the form of their choosing!

Now let me tell you what a fantastic time we had at the Alumni Winter Escape and Alumni Addicts Retreat!!!!  This year it was held at the Publick House Inn in Sturbridge, MA. We had loads of room there, fantastic food, and stitching, stitching, stitching!  I’m very eager to get a Fun Report written up about the retreat so that those of you who missed it can read about it.  We defintely loved the location and having an optional additional day of stitching, so my plan is to do it again in 2015! 

We had some VERY memorable laughter-filled meals there with an entertaining hostess!

Oh, there is just so much I could say about the retreat -- but instead of putting more here I’m going to get cracking on that Fun Report so you can read about it all at once!

See you at the next retreat!


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