Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Prim Stitchers Society Retreat #1

I'm back and I'm rested!  It was my first retreat and I loved every minute of it. I had a booth/table at the Merchant Mall and I also took the classes. The classes were great!  Elizabeth of Dames Of The Needle and Nan of Threadwork primitives did a class together. A beautiful mermaid needle drum.  We could finish the drum before we left or wait till later.. I waited.. I had to go straight from classes to the Merchant Mall so I did not have time to finish. We also had a great class with Faye of Carolina Stitcher! We learned how to finish a wool strawberry and a cute applique heart mat. (pictures below)

Here are some pictures of the things I purchased for myself for the Merchant Mall. LOL  I can't go to anything and be good about spending money. Eye candy!!

 Trims By Elizabeth - Dames Of The Needle. I love her trims, linen. and velvets. They are all hand dyed.
 My Olde Crow needle punch pattern and box from Teresa Miller. Her and Carol had a wonderful table setup. I will share a picture later!
 These are from Lori - Notforgotten farm!  I also bought this beautiful necklace below! I Love It!!
 I love the hive and the little bee!  Worked in her stitches. And a great piece to remember the retreat!
 Bonnie - The Nebby Needle!  I just had to get these charts. Once you see the models stitched... you can't pass on getting the charts.  lol
 Next, Becky - Death By Thread!  I model stitch for Becky. I love the little ghost pins she makes! I had to have the old jello mold with the black velvet. It has a black silk ribbon wrapped around the outer edge. To Cute Pin cushion! She had a gorgeous mermaid necklace.
 These were cute patterns by Carol - Woodland Primitives. I had to have them too... lol
 Next, Nan of Threadwork Primitives. I had to have this chart and candle holder. I went back to get her Retreat exclusive  kit, but it was all sold out.
 Next, Beth of Summer House !  Limited edition kit for the PSS Retreat. I had to also get all the Fragments in Time charts. She has a new set out, But after I seen these stitched up on her table. I was sold. Then I spotted this fabric, going to use as the base of the Pincushion charts by Carol..
 Next, One of my Besties table. Dixie Samplar Linens. I sorry I could have gone overboard at her table, but I buy from her all the time and I just needed these two colors, Toasted Coconut and Runestone to finish my collection.  lol  I got the new special dyed for retreat color! Georgia Peach Cobbler!  Beautiful Color!

 Theresa Meloon had her new release for the retreat, Be Mine Pin Drum!  She sold out in Georgia, so I waited to get when I got home. I bought the linen from Dixie Samplar for the heart on top. It sold at at the retreat too!  Tee made the necklace! I have been wanting one for a long time! I finally got to see them and I choose this one. The linen is a light lilac. So pretty!

I left Sandra for last. I worked her table. She was not able to come this year. Her models are beautiful!  I mean beautiful. I stood for hours helping stitchers chose which ones they wanted and listened to them oww and ahhh. Then I bought these two.  The colors in the Cat are beautiful!

I will stop here for tonight... I have pictures from the retreat and I will show my table space.
Until tomorrow... I'm back on the dinosaur desk top. Laptop is acting up again. I think they only last 3 years at tops.. urghhhh 


TinaTx said...

You got some great stuffs! I go to one retreat a year and it always so much fun to spend time with a room full of fellow stitchers! Looking forward to more pictures!

Linda said...

Wow April. That is some fantastic stash. I look forward to seeing you work on it.


Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What fun stuff you got, April! I can't wait to see pics of your own table!

Robin in Virginia said...

You picked up some really wonderful things from the retreat. That coconut colored fabric looks great. Enjoy your goodies!