Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Fling Part II

Finally, I am getting around to posting part two of the retreat weekend report!

The retreat starts on Friday afternoon, we all get settled in our stitching spots. Some of the stitchers go "all out" in setting up their space; gotta make sure you have all of your tools and supplies handy! Here are a couple of spaces that I thought you might enjoy seeing.





I couldn't believe all the doo-dads and gadgets they had brought along - fan, ort bag, pincushion, water bottle, camera - doesn't matter, they were having fun!

On Friday night, we had a small project that we worked on. Thea had designed a nametag for us and brought the materials for us to stitch and finish them. Here is Thea's nametag:



And here are some of the other finished/almost finished nametags:



On Saturday morning we were all up bright and early for breakfast (you don't miss a meal at this place because the food is fabulous!) and then some stitching before our day officially began at 9am.

Thea shared with us portions of the DVD instructions for this project - nice "how-to" instructions on basting before starting the project, completing the ribbon embroidery and finishing the project.



Some of us had completed our stitching and pre-work and so we went into another room set up for finishing. We started with the pincushion:





After completing the pincushion, we worked on the strawberry. Some even completed their needlebook! I still need to finish my needlebook and will be working on it this weekend.

As you can see, quite a few stitchers finished their project (or came very close!)





Saturday night is always reserved for shopping at Stitchville. Many of these stitchers were from out of town and had never been there - what a treat for them! It was great fun looking at all the stash enhancement that happened that night!

Our retreat is coming to a close..I have a few more pictures for you but will save them for another post! Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Giovanna said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures - what fun!

BrendaS said...

Cathy -- It looks like so much fun. I've taken a couple of Stitcherama classes with Thea and she did such a wonderful job.

Thanks for sharing your pictures:)

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Thanks for sharing...it looks like sew much fun...and learning! I love how you all learn to finish your needlework so that it looks professional! I enjoyed seeing how everyone set up...those chair pincushions...way cute!

Melissa said...

What a lovely way to spend a weekend, that's for sure! The stitching all look gorgeous!

marly said...

What beautiful work during what looks like a wonderful event. I spotted that little fan right away - I usually need the 30" floor model with a Corvette engine, but I want that little one!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us. It looks like everyone was having a good time. The project is just beautiful!

Katrina said...

Oh wow, what a fun time!!!!! One of these days I will have to come to a Stitchville retreat :-).

Laurie in Iowa said...

It looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Deb said...

You don't know how envious I am of this project. It looks like it was a fun class with a beautiful project.

Margaret said...

Oh my! It looks like so much fun! Love the name tag. Love seeing everything! Never been to Stitchville. Maybe someday...

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome project and so many completions!

Shirlee said...

I am really enjoying joining all of you via the photos : )

Lynn said...

Great fun! I can't believe how they organize their stitching spots.
I loved seeing all the finishes. Thanks for sharing them.