We checked into the Canyon's Sundial Lodge Wednesday afternoon, then settled in for stitching, wine and a munchie kind of evening. Janie took on the project of counting up how many scissors she had brought with her to retreat as she had won a door prize last year for hainvg the most scissors at the Always in Stitches retreat. Here are the results...21 pair so far, but more to come during the retreat.
We met up Thursday morning with our Facebook Prim Stitcher group for a meet and greet as well as a make-it and take-it project. Michelle came up with the cutest little pumpkin scissor fob project for us. Janie finished hers, however mine will get done when I return home.
The retreat shop opened at 11 AM Thursday morning with a flurry of activity. There were a couple of retreat exclusive items form Shepherds Bush that were limited to 1 per person. One was a retreat scissor fob, and the other was an Adams Original s Stitchers pouch with a Thanksgiving theme. I will post pictures when I get home and unpacked. Jeannette Douglas, Plum Street Samplers, Just Another Button Company and Chessie and Me had their designs displayed and on sale as well as linens, button and other accessories. The freebie design that was also kitted and on sale was an acorn scissor fob...very cute!
Registration opened at 1 pm and we gave them our pin cushion for the pin cushion exchange as well as providing the $5 donation to the Heifer Fund. We received our welcome kit and settled in to stitching that and putting it together as we awaited the teacher display of projects for the retreat.
Isn't the packaging darling! They always do such a beautiful job.
Here is what we out together for our welcome project. It is a cute necklace that the provided us with many options to stitch. I went with the pumpkin as my chain and beaded elements were an orangey color and I thought it went well.
Janie stitched up the little sheep (you can see a couple of the other options in the photo to the right).
Our friend Judy Gease (one of our Minnesota sister stitchers) proudly displays her finished project. She stitched up the little basket.