Blue Earth is not only the home of Welcome Stitchery, but also the home of the Jolly Green Giant and We could not resist a photo. He was appropriately dressed for the heat and humidity!
After a brief stop at Welcome Stitchery, we headed further south to Elmore, MN, where the retreat was held. Unbeknownst to us, Elmore is just a stone’s throw away from Iowa. Elmore is also the boyhood home of Walter Mondale!
Despite the heat and humidity, we had a great weekend of stitching and met old friends and made new friends. One of the events during the retreat was a lovely presentation on pillow finishing. We were treated to a lovely display of many finished items and I forgot to take pictures. I’m sorry!
On Saturday afternoon we had to “behave” while the Welcome Stitchery gals made their flosstube. It was fun to watch the process.
During our stay, we decided to take in some of the local sights, including:
The Blue Earth Municipal Airport (dubbed the most beautiful airport in Minnesota - literally surrounded by corn fields!)
The Iowa border…
Welcome to Elmore…
Nothing but rich farm land all around us!
Last, but not least, check out this exclusive design that Cathy from Hands on Design designed exclusively for Welcome Stitchery’s first anniversary in Blue Earth! Call the shop if you would like to purchase the pattern and a kit!