Monday, August 15, 2011

October Retreat Projects

Here are the pics!! This is coming rather late but if you haven't visited the website I wanted you to see what Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs and Thea from The Victoria Sampler have created for our retreat. They are both Shaker inspired and I think you will love them. We have limited space available so if you are interested be sure to sign up soon!! The first 2 pictures are Belinda's "Botanical Blessings" project. This project includes the 8" miniature shaker chair, instructions to create the chair seat, pin pillow, scissor fob and needlebook rug as well as a beautifully coordinated sampler. It is stitched on 32 ct linen. This retreat is being offered Oct 7-10 and Oct11-14, 2011.

Thea's project inclueds a 6" wooden base for a beautifully stitched pincushion. You will also have a shaker style needlekeep, strawberry emery and a beeswax pendant. Thea will concentrate on teaching the specialty stitches in this design. This retreat is being offered October 11-14, 2011.

If you haven't attended our retreat previously, there are a few things you should know. We offer an all inclusive retreat which includes accomodations, food, stitching instruction and LOTS of fun. (Oh by the way, an afternoon tea for some shopping at ABC stitch) Aside from all of that we have timed our retreat to take place during the beautiful New England Autumn. The scenery is fabulous, the colors are outstanding and we are fortunate enough to be able to stay at the Great Stone Dwelling, home of the Shaker Museum. Although this place is simple in nature, it has a magical feel to it. I hope you can join us! If you are interested please visit our website at If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Happy Stitching!

Nataly and Marie