April 28, 2015
I have a number of things to tell you. First, Iíll begin with an update on this yearís retreats. What exciting projects and fun await us!
The Stitcherís Hideaway Making Waves in Sturbridge Retreat has only 4 openings now! If you are interested in registering, donít delay! The other 46 attendees are totally drooling over this project and canít wait to get their hands on it! Iím looking forward to seeing everyone there and to meeting Diane Herrman, the wonderful designer!
Bush Mountain Stitchery & Framing will set up shop for us at our retreat and wow! They offer a huge assortment of goodies!
Even though registration for the Stitcherís Hideaway Gingerbread Christmas Retreat opened up just 8 weeks ago, there are just 12 openings left! Donít miss out on this fabulous retreat with Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler! Her project for us is the Gingerbread Retreat Cottage - the eighth in her Gingerbread Village Series. This is the perfect time to learn these techniques from the master! Bush Mountain Stitchery & Framing will set up shop for our stash enhancement pleasure!
And now for 2016 retreat news. Oh, boy!!
Dates have been set for the 2016 Alumni Addicts Day (Wednesday, February 17) and Winter Escape Retreat (Thursday & Friday, February 17-19). It will be held at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, MA. These annual retreats are perfect for escaping the cold with your stitching buddies!! Weíll be gathering with the express purpose of catching up on our WIPs (works in progress). There will be no instructor, no new retreat project, and no set ďclassĒ hours -- just crazy stitching fun - Stitchers Gone Wild!! Registration will not open until the Fall. For now, hold the dates!
Ellen Chester of With My Needle is teaching once again for Stitcherís Hideaway! YAY!!! On Monday & Tuesday, October 17-18, 2016, Ellen will be teaching her new, and totally gorgeous, Kindred Spirits project! The retreat will be held at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, MA.
The beautiful tiger maple Shaker carrier in this project is the perfect size for holding many of your needlework necessities. This carrier is divided into three sections: a large one in the back and two small ones in the front. The bottom of each section is lined with green dupioni silk. An embroidered linen band lines the inside of each section. In addition to the carrier, this project includes a luscious, silk-ribbon-embellished needleroll, plus a pin cube, a scissors holder, a pipkin, and an optional ruler holder!! WOW!!!
Registration for the Kindred Spirits Retreat will not open until January 2016. For now, hold those dates!
You will notice a new Sneak Peak at 2016 Retreats retreats. Until all details are finalized, the basic information on the 2016 retreats can be found there.
If you arenít already on the Stitcherís Hideaway email list, just send an email to me at Stitchers Hideaway and Iíll add you so that you can receive first word as further details on these exciting retreats are added and when registration opens up.
I am so thrilled with the retreat lineup of wonderful projects and instructors! There is so much to look forward to!
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February 25, 2015
BIG NEWS! I have just posted the Gingerbread Christmas Retreat information and have now officially opened up registration!!
Thea Dueck has design the Gingerbread Retreat Cottage for us and it was inspired by my own little seasonal cottage that I have so often mentioned in my newsletters. Just look at this!!!
And now look at the front of my cottage! Isnít that amazing? How gifted she is to imagine how my summer retreat would look at Christmas time and in gingerbread! She nailed it!
In other news, I now have just 5 openings left for the Making Waves in Sturbridge retreat with Diane Herrman and her gorgeous Walking on Waterís Edge design! Donít delay if you want in on this fantastic retreat!
Just last week was the annual Alumni Addicts Day and Winter Escape Retreat. We had 3 fun-filled days of wild and crazy stitching, laughing, eating, and shopping! What a great time! Some of the attendees were trying to persuade me to have a Stitcherís Hidea-WEEK next year so that we could have even more time together! Ha-ha!!!
At last weekís retreat we had wonderful and generous donations for door prizes and our Fun Packs from A Sweet Stitch, Brightneedle, Bush Mountain Stitchery & Framing, Classic Colorworks, Dinky Dyes, Glendon Place, Kreinik, Lizzy Kate, Morning Glory Needleworks, Prairie Schooler, Praiseworthy Stitches, Rosewood Manor, Samplers and Such, Tempting Tangles, The Sweetheart Tree, Victoria Sampler and With My Needle. That certainly added to all the fun! Thank you donors for introducing us to your many designs and threads!
Iíll be working on a full report of our wonderful time together soon. In the meantime, hereís a picture of most of us gathered in one place for a crazy moment!
See you at a retreat soon!