Thursday, December 23, 2010

And the winner is . . .

Thank you everyone for joining in on this giveaway. In order to save some time I used the random number generator and it selected #12. That's Lynn from needles-and-quilter-me. Her comment was "Oh! I am already a follower! So nice of you to offer this little drawing! I'd love to win! THANKS! " Congratulations Lynn!! Happy Stitching!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Giveaway!

Marie has given me three great kits to giveaway to one lucky winner!! These are 3 of the latest kits from Lizzie Kate. All come with fabric and are a great prize. The rules are simple, become a follower and leave a comment telling me you did so. I will draw a name on Wednesday December 22nd. I would love for you to post about it on your blog to spread the word. Good Luck everyone and Happy Stitching! --Nataly

Monday, November 8, 2010

Preparations are Underway for the May Retreat

Now that we have recovered from the October Retreat, our plans are in full swing for the May Retreat. 

We are pleased to annouce that Pam and Susan of Praiseworthy Stitches will be the instructors for our retreat scheduled for May 26-29, 2011. 

Pam and Susan have been busy creating a beautiful sewing basket with coordinating smalls.  Above is a picture of the basket with the lid attached.  Below is a picture of the 5" band and duponi silk lining.  The title of this project is "Days of Creation".

This project uses Cross Stitches over 1,2 and 4 threads, Algerian Eye, Rhodes Heart, open Herringbone, Satin Stitch, Smyrna Cross, Rice Stitch. They will also be teaching some beading and how to cover threads rings.  This can be seen in the needlebook and scissor fob pictured below.

This all inclusive retreat will be a fun weekend of stitching and suprises.  Marie and I have lots up our sleeves to make this the best weekend of stitching away.  Don't forget, all meals are included as well as an Afternoon Tea at ABC Stitch as well as shopping, shopping, shopping.  For more info and to book your retreat visit New England Stitcher's Retreats.  Any questions feel free to contact me via email and I will see if I can help.

Happy Stitching, Nataly

Friday, October 22, 2010

October Retreat 2010

The Enfield Shaker Museum

Lake Mascoma, Enfield NH

A Shaker Welcome
The Stitchers Lounge-open 24 hours a day

The Classroom
Gift bag and goodies for the retreat participants
Our lovely and talented designer/instructor for the weekend, Thea Dueck
Creative talents of our stitchers--gingerbread name tags and ort containers
Yankee Swap fun!!

Show and Tell
Shop Hop and Afternoon Tea at ABC Stitch Therapy
I think the pictures tell it all. This is a wonderful location for a stitchers retreat. It is quiet and tranquil-- a perfect spot to stitch until you drop. We met many lovely ladies and stitching pals and look forward to seeing them again. We have preparations underway for our May retreat in 2011 with the talented gals of Praiseworthy Stitches. Check out our website for more information. We will post pictures of the May project soon. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.
Happy Stitching, Nataly and Marie

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Great Retreat!

The first New England Stitching Retreat finished on Monday morning!, I am so honored to have spent the weekend with such a wonderful group of people! what a great weekend in a wonderful venue with a wonderful teacher (Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs). We now have the October retreat to look forward to and I am sure it will be just as much fun!. We only have 4 rooms left for the Fall retreat with Thea from Victoria Sampler so please book soon if you want to secure a room at the Shaker Great Stone Dwelling in Enfield NH. We also have some great ideas for next years retreats and hope to be able to release some information soon - we are planning a 'very' special project for October next year and are almost ready to open for reservations for our late May retreat. Please check the New England Stitching Retreat website for photos from the weekend within the next few days and please sign up for the newsletter to be amongst the first to receive details of 2011 retreats.

Thanks to Belinda from Blue Ribbons Designs for the use of the photos from last weekend!