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Friday, October 11, 2013

Retreat.. Part 2~

Hello everyone~


Well.... I told you I'd be back with more photos of us kicking up our heels at the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat last weekend..... But, before I show you the Banquet photos of many who dressed up in outfits reminiscent of their birth era, I'd like to share a couple finishes of mine ... Being a member of the Ladies Prim Society, I always look forward to the bi-monthly kit and howi can make a unique item from the kit... Here, I had the idea to put this PLS kit, by Blackbird. Designs into a zippered I-pad pouch....

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Serviceable, functional finishes.... Everyone at the retreat thought it was a great idea~ If you're going to the Myrtle Beach Stitching at the Beach next weekend, I'll have it there....

I had also made a Q~snap pouch for a customer, hello Patti~~, and it happens to incorporate another prim Ladies Society stitch.....

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...The kits provide the linen, chart, threads. Fabric and trims.... I love them !!

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I also had to wear my newest creation.... Using a Tim Holtz pocket watch found in the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby.... I fancied it up with a few of my favorite goodies... Chenille, buttons, charms...stitched in red...

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Just a little stitching bling... In a French primish sort of way.. :)


As for stitching at the retreat.. I was able to plant my final stitches in "Sleigh Bells".... A wonderful PDF pattern by County Rustic Primitives.... 25 ct country mocha lugana...stay tuned for its final finish....

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Doesn't the prim Merry Christmas fabric match really well?? My sweet friend Myra remembered my birthday this week ( Thanks again Myra!!!) and I think that fat qtr will a perfect compliment to this design!!

Now, the Saturday night Banquet at the retreat was awesome!!! Many of the 130 attendees wore an outfit representative of their birth era.... It was a hoot!! The 80's through the 30's were there... Here's a few pictures~

What were the 1950's without Donna Reed??? And, her husband even came with that pack of cigarettes fooled up in the sleeve of his tee shirt
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The ladies next to me were sisters decked with button down shirt, Bobbie sox and a vinyl record perched up in her hair~ it was perfect!!

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Of course there were sailors, scarves with poodle skirts...

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The Mod Squad...
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Heck, even Elvis was in the building!!!! :))

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But, we all about laughed so hard we cried when " barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen" stole the show.... GENIUS!!!!

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As you can see, there was just too much fun that Saturday night!!! ( even Pat and Ann of Dyeing to Stitch got in on the fun.. Pat at podium with pink poodle skirt on... Ann at podium all Leathered up!!

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Sorry for the long post.... Here's a tease of what Part 3 will bring.... Retreat gifts, winnings, purchases and exclusive retreat designs.....


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I hope you enjoy your weekend..... Stitch lots~!

Kindly~

Faye



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21 comments:

Christine said...

All of these photos are so much fun to see ~ thank you for sharing!

And your finishes of this year's Prim Society pieces are to dye for!

cucki said...

Wow ...beautiful finishes and I truly love the necklace :) my fav ❤️❤️
I am so happy to see all the photos ..thAnk you for sharing
Big hugs x

Vickie said...

I too love the pocket watch necklace, great job. I also love the pink poodle skirt!! ;)

Catherine said...

Beautiful creations and what fun!!

Elisabetta said...

You are very lucky in America to enjoy the retreats here in Italy there aren't at all.... :( I imagine is wonderful to spend time with friends who have the same passion and can understand the deep love for threads, fabric and patterns!!! I like so much your finish and teh 'Merry Christmas' fabric is just perfect I love it so much where do you find it???

Charlene ♥ SC said...

All your lovely finishes - perfection! What great fun it looks like yáll had. Look forward to seeing the next installment... and you in a few days!

denise said...

love the necklace.i'm gonna have to look for one at my Hobby Lobby.

Margaret said...

What a fun post! Your finishes are just wonderful! Love the necklace too! And the attendees all dressed up -- what a hoot!

pam said...

What a fun idea for the diner! Hope to run into you late this week at the Pals retreat.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great finishes, Faye! I'm hoping I can talk my friends Julie and Christina into going next year! Looks and sounds like you had a blast!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your monogram, Faye!

Sandra said...

Fantastic! Sandra

Sherri said...

Love all of your finishes. Such a fun weekend...I'd be in heaven!

Teresa said...

Can't wait to see your nice stitching bag you made. I bought on of those pocket watch and didn't really know what to do. Love your idea.
See you soon in Myrtle Beach.

Andrea said...

Such fun! Your finishes are beautiful.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Oh Faye, it's almost like being there. You have the best pics. Love all the costumes. I know you had a wonderful time and from all the smiles I see, so did everyone there.
Love your zippered pouches too! What a great and really different finish. So creative girl!
Hugs, Nan

sand said...

Hi Faye, Love seeing your stitch pieces finished like you do very talented. I check in every day and today it was great. Okay I have been trying to find the "Sleigh Bells" and it's not on her etsy shop. Any idea what is wrong - Thank you first for all the stitching and finishing and your help. P.S. Where can I go for the LPS? Thanks Debbie sandcastlecottage@gmail.com

Annette-California said...

Your pouches are so beautiful. And I love the pocket watch necklace, it's a great piece. What a fun dress theme. love Annette

Carole said...

Great minds think alike, Faye....at least stitching LPS's 'Autumn' design..finished mine last night, at least the stitching! Love the watch fob finishing...you are wonderfully talented and creative!

Melissa said...

I love how you finished off the BBD piece into the project bags, and the pocket watch necklace is just precious! Well done, as always!

Tatkis said...

Adorable pocket finishes, and you certainly had fun :)

Hugs,
Tatyana