One of the very first serious stitching retreats I ever went to (with teachers!) was an event in Virginia. I don't even remember the name of the small town, but the teachers were Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs and Kathy Barrick from Carriage House Samplings. I was so green back then. The Mad Tatter went with me and we stayed an extra day to take a tour of Washington D.C. - my first and only visit to our nation's capitol.
The retreat project from Blackbird was later published for retail sale. Many of you will recognize it. It's called Flowers for Sarah.
I finished it in 2011, but I think that the retreat was in 2007 or 2008....
Tomorrow we start the downward slide to Friday. Hurray!