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Monday, October 29, 2012

More about the retreat.....

Greetings all..... I pray so many of my blogging friends have sought shelter and are in a good place.... This storm is massive and we are safe here in the Carolinas with only heavy rain and high winds to deal with....Nothing compared to many of you.... I pray for your safety...
 
Also, I will not be shipping any finishes this week due to the crippled delivery options to many of you...Rest assured, all of your items are safe here and my turnaround time will be delayed by about a week.... Better to be safe, than sorry ,not losing any mailings....
 
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I will be honest, when I first saw Isabella at the PALS retreat, my knees got a little weak...Not only have I adored her designs since the beginning of The Primitive Hare, but to actually meet her in person was a dream come true~~ Isabella has the most beautiful smile and is truly as beautiful from within, as she is on the exterior....
I splurged on myself...(it IS my birthday month...) These gorgeous scissors were just too nice to pass up.....The 30 ct Salem Linen is stained to perfection...And I got the most petite rusty bells...
all from Italy!!!
 
It was such a hard decision of which of her charts I wanted...., "Lady Basket" and "Autumn Needles Queen" ended up coming home with me. All her models are breath taking...

And, of course, I HAD to have these fantabulous new charts by Tanya Brockmeyer of Scarlett House..
"Christmastide at Holly House" and" Ann Priest 1841"...Even though Tanya is from Arizona, she is REALLY a Carolina Girl...as of last year, we adopted her!! Waving at you GF~~
 
 
And, I just HAD to treat myself to a few charts by With thy Needle & Thread... The charts and fat qtr of LL Vintage Pecan Butter was efficiently delivered by Amy of  Down Sunshine Lane....Thanks Amy!!! I can't wait to get started on these~~~

I fell in love with a new-to-me designer...Nouveau Encore Designs... I was able to get "Beagle" and "Pals" tree designs.....She will do any custom design  just as you want it... It was amazing to see her work..She even autographed my charts!! 
And, I just had to buy a few more of Victorian Motto Sampler Threads beautiful new shades of overdyed threads.....She had SO many colors to choose from...and so reasonably priced!!
 
Everyone on the planet knows Nicole.....I happened to sit right across from her during the entire retreat....Believe me, she DOES have turbo needles and is a hoot! YGG!!!
 
Speaking of nuts, most of you have heard me mention some of the Carolina Girls....Here is....

A few of the Carolina's finest.....(notice how fast Lynn's hand is stitching! Another Turbo stitcher!)
 
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I'm sure the storm has churned up the sand and shore line....two weekends ago, this was the view...
 
and, just 30 miles down the road, this  was the view from the condo at Cherry Grove Beach SC...
...the suns reflection, as it is setting, always casts the most beautiful mirror image on the lagoon channel water.....so peaceful then...I am wondering what things look like right now......
 
Peace, 
 
Faye
 
 




 


26 comments:

marly said...

Wow - you picked up some fabulous items!! I've heard about that linen and do love her designs. Makes me want to buy buy buy!

Sharon said...

Looks wonderful! Great stash! Maybe one day I will get there! Nicole looks great, but speaking of her turbo needles, I do believe you have that as well!;-)

Scattered Threads said...

Nice stash. Looks you had a lovely time too.
Hope all will fare well during the hurricane too.
TFS...I enjoyed seeing your retreat pics.

Jackie

Natasha said...

You picked up some great items :) I adore Nicoles blog not only becasue she is a great stitcher but a super fast one at that!!! I need to get a turbo button on my needle LOL

Thanks for sharing your photos. I look forward to being there next year :)

Mouse said...

gorgeous goodies and so glad you had a fab time and got to meet some lovely people too :)
I wonder if they sell turbo needles ???
take care and enjoy your new goodies :) love mouse xxxx

butterfly said...

What wonderful stash, I can see you had a fab time and lots of fun.

Peggy Lee said...

Drooling over your new charts! Love those designs.

Chris said...

Wonderful new projects and stitching friends. There is nothing better!

Giovanna said...

Looks like some great new stash there - well done :-)

Catherine said...

Wonderful goodies Faye!! Love those scissors.

Shakerwood said...

It looks so relaxing there! It was the same weekend of the South Carolina annual quilting retreat, too. Our view wasn't as nice and Isabella wasn't there but we still had fun. I LOVE Isabella's work.

Vickie said...

Really cool Faye! I really, really love the last picture you took. Awesome!!

Robin Hager said...

I had such a great time with the "Carolina Girls" at PALS! All of you are great, and I'm so glad to have been able to hang out with you. Also, thanks to all of you for continuing to support my shop.

Pamela said...

What a great bunch of stash! Looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for sharing! Maybe someday I will be able to attend.

Pam

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What a lovely time you had! I'm sure it was a blast :) And a great basket of stash you brought home too :)
Love it all!

The Scarlett House said...

Your Carolina girl who is stuck in the desert is waving right back at you! It was so wonderful to see you again, even though I didn't get to sit still for long. We'll do it again, okay?

P.S. I delivered the beautiful pouch into Jean's hands. She loved it.

Carol R said...

Great pictures - thanks for sharing! Absolute love the scissors - did you get these from Isabella?

Linda said...

Looks like you had a great time Faye. I love your new stash.

Linda

Fiona said...

Great to see you again at the retreat. Your new stash is fantastic. It was great having some many designers all there to tempt us. I also bought quite a few goodies.

Annette-California said...

Love all the designs you selected so pretty. Great stash. How remarkable you got to see beautiful Nicole (I love her blog) and other friends. You do have turbo needles yourself:)It was great seeing all your photos of the retreat.
love Annette

Isobel -Argante- said...

Ohhhh Faye.....
thanks so much, you made my day!!!!
Thanks thanks thanks and...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!!!!!!!

Nicola said...

I am going to enjoy seeing the charts stitched. I have purchased Ann Priest. Thank you for sharing more about the retreat.

Elisabetta said...

Ohh,wonderful patterns and I am happy you enjoy to meet my dear Isabella!!

Nadia said...

Happy Halloween dear friend!
Hugs Nadia

Krista said...

It really looks like such a fun time! And what awesome new stash you found!!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Delicious needlework goodies...I feel certain that you shall enjoy each and every peaceful stitch!
Warmly,
Judy x