Have you ever had the experience were you weren't necessarily looking for something and then all of a sudden - wham - it hits you?
I was cleaning through some patterns over the weekend. Was looking through my Prairie Schooler collection. (Mourning their announcement to retire...) I came across pattern book number 131 and it hit me - nametag!
Each year for retreat I try to stitch a nametag that relates to the theme. It's kind of fun searching for the perfect design.
The first year I attended retreat the theme was "From Acorns to Oak Trees - Growing with the Guild". I stitched the Quaker Workbasket Acorn as my nametag.
In 2013 the theme was "Sisters of the Heart". You might remember this one. The design is taken from a Birds of a Feather pattern.
Last year's retreat was themed "Embrace the Pace" (think tortoise and the hare). This sweet design from Handblessings was perfect!
Now we are just a few weeks away from this year's retreat. The theme this year is "Stitching the Fabric of Community." In all of their communications they have included an image of overlapping hands to designate this theme. It's going to be a celebration of friendship.
So now back to Prairie Schooler - when I saw the pattern in my stash this design just kind of jumped out at me. It think it works, don't you?
One of the next things on my list is to prepare gifts for my secret stitched. We exchange four times during the retreat. Have participated the last two years and have had a blast with it.