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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Prim Stitchers Retreat....and more!

 
 
Greetings all!!!!! It's been a little while, but I've been busy~~ and...loving it!
Many of you have heard about the ever popular Prim Stitchers Retreat that took place in beautiful Williamsburg VA this past weekend.... Well, if you weren't lucky enough to attend, you REALLY missed a fantastic retreat! I was fortunate to be there and had the time of my life! Here are a few photos of our festivities....
Here I am with a few of my BFF's... Pat Simon, Nan Lewis along with my roomie, Cindy Cabrey surround me at my table in the Merchandise Mall.... Hey ladies...waving at all of you!!

And, here is one of the Retreat class pieces.... An original design by Kathy Barrick** I was fortunate enough to finish this model for Kathy** it's really, really nice when you see it in person.... Outside....

 

I finished the inside with wool, antique buttons and pins.....( inside view)
 
Another class was taught by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm..... A darling prim hanging pocket to be worn to hold your name badge, special trinkets and anything you may want to save~~ Here is mine....
 
I added a small stitched patch to commemorate this inaugural event.... I never will forget it~~
 
 
And.... Here are our fearless Administrators.... Terri aka Dixie Sampler...
 
And, that energized bunny rabbit, Ridgely~~
 
 

Here are more of the attendees.... I think the smiles say it all!!!

 

Here is the darling exchange piece I received from Elizabeth of Dames of the Needle.... A small wool bag.....This picture doesn't begin to do justice to the pretty stitch on the nice dark purple wool embellished with the awesome mini Pom Pom trim that Elizabeth produces.... It's just priceless! Thanks again Elizabeth... It's perfect!

Here we are along with Charlene of Needle in Hand....


Here is the diddle bag I made for the Exchange.... It's a wonderful design by the talented Tammy Black of Scattered Seeds..... This the front view...



And, I put a small appliqué heart on the back.....

 
 

I leave you with a few parting pics of my table at the Merchandise Mall... I was blown away at all the Carolina Stitcher goodies that were sold.... I truly appreciate each of those of you who purchased project bags, project rolls and fobs.... You helped make my first ever experience as a Vendor a huge success.... I am humbled~

 
 
 
 

I will be offering a sampling of canvas bags soon... They were well received at the Retreat, so I'll make more~~.... I found this beautiful fabric only days before leaving for VA, so I only had a chance to sew a few...Its a creme background with a pretty red French screen print...... now YOU will have an opportunity to take advantage of this special limited edition project bag.... More to come on this next week....


So it's back to the routine and I'll be resuming my finishing for you guys.... If you have an order in with me, thanks for the patience... My machine is now humming once again~~


Many smiles......


Faye

 

11 comments:

Robin said...

I saw this retreat on another site and was all excited! I was like.....I know her, (well not really)....that's Carolina Stitcher! Been waiting to see what you posted and of course you did not disappoint. So glad you did well as a first time vendor. It's no wonder, your things are gorgeous! Looks like it was a great event. Hmmmm, Williamsburg is just a five hour drive from me.....maybe I'd bettersonThe think about coming one year.

CindyC said...

I loved reliving our fun by reading your great post and seeing all of the pictures! I had such an awesome time being your roomie and getting to stitch, laugh, gab and eat together! So many wonderful lifetime memories were made with dear & true friends! Love ya, Sis! XO

Donna Rae Barrow said...

So happy to meet you at the Merchant Mall on Friday and see your exceptional workmanship! Loved the project bags!

Robin said...

Happy to hear you had a successful outing as a vendor! It looks like a great time was had by one and all. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

Robin in Virginia

pj said...

Looks great Faye! You did a lot of work for this event!

Wish I could have been there....fun to meet so many in person.

Pam in Iowa

denise said...

Love it all!

CraftyGurl said...

sure looked a great time. I am looking forward to going to the Atlanta PSS next year :)

KimM said...

WOW! Looks like a great time - and stunning stitches!!
xxx

Laura said...

What a fabulous retreat!!!! I wish I were there!!! So glad you had such a fabulous time!!!!!! Isn't it just the best to hang out with other stitchers!!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Awesome retreat. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. So many pretty finished stitches.

gracie said...

I would have loved to be able to attend. I keep on the watch for any that might be here on the West coast. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.