Friday, April 15, 2011

Stitchville's Spring Fling - Part III

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.

15 comments:

Margaret said...

Looks like it was a wonderful retreat! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! Have fun at the Scandinavian festival in CA too!

Yvonne..... said...

I know you will cherish these retreat memories for a long time. Have fun at the festival in CA!

Giovanna said...

Thanks for sharing your retreat stories and photos - looks like great fun!

Katrina said...

Glad you had so much fun!!!! Looks like a fabulous retreat.

woolwoman said...

Loved reading about your retreat - I have always heard Stitchville is a great shop. I also LOVE the sampler Jeanette designed for the retreat - can't wait to see your progress on it. Have fun at the festival with your demo - I am just revisiting hardanger with some basic classes at a not so LNS. enjoy your weekend - Melody

Karen said...

what fun you guys had! So, did Joan already finish the piece from the retreat is the question? LOL

Kay said...

The retreat looks great! Minnesota isn't too far from Wisconson. Maybe next year...

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing your retreat with us. It certainly looked like it was a fantastic time!

Karoline said...

Sounds like you all had a fabulous time, thanks for sharing

Bekca said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see what the festival in CA holds for you. Hope you enjoy it!

Beth said...

Stitcherville sounds like a ton of fun! California sounds way cool. Enjoy!

ganet burr said...

Cathy, I so enjoyed meeting you at the Scandinavian festival. I hope your trip to California was pleasent. I will be watching you on your blog. Ganet Burr

Jean said...

It was lovely following your retreat, you'all seemed to have a wonderful time.

Lelia said...

enjoy teaching hardanger. you create so many lovely projects + I"m sure the visitors will enjoy learning.

WendyJo said...

What a great retreat! I can see why you were doing a count down to it...glad you had such a wonderful time.