It's the last day of our stitching retreat. We spent a good bit of time on Sunday morning stitching and learning more about Jeanette Douglas. She shared with us that it all began with the Canadian Journey series. You can see a photo of the samplers side by side in the picture that was on the screen.
Jeanette shared with us photos of her family and also showed us pictures of other samplers that she has designed for retreats and guild meetings. It was really interesting to see how she could take a basic design and change it to create something unique for the group that she was teaching. A lot of research goes into her designs; she takes time to learn about the area that she is visting and then incorporates things that represent that area into her designs.
There were also some interesting pictures of antique samplers and needleworks accessories - Jeanette is a wealth of needlework information!
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. We ended our weekend with a delicious brunch and then bid farewell to old and new friends.
My hat goes off to the ladies from Stitchville, Deb, Kenny Jean, and Deb (the owner), as well as Jeanette Douglas. They all worked hard to make this weekend really special.
And the weekend just wouldn't have been the same without my stitching buds. My "tablemates" - Joyce, me, Lavonne, Joan, and Chris:
And my special stitching friend, Judy:
Hope we call can do it again next year!
I'm off to another stitching extravaganza of sorts. My cousin is the chair for the Scandinavian Festival in Thousand Oaks, CA this weekend. I am going to help demonstrate Hardanger. I have never been to the festival; it looks like it will be a lot of fun! Will let you know how things went next week! Have a great weekend.