Wow, what a great retreat. Stitch by Stitch in Cape May, NJ was the location. Shop owner, Sharon and all her staff...Donna, Elana and Carol....were great and couldn't have done more for us. It was fabulous from the time we checked in on Friday at noon until checking out this morning.
On Friday, after a quick tour around the shop and picking up our goodie bag were were off to the classroom where we sat up for the weekend.
We chatted and caught up with old friends and met some new ones, then settled into stitch the afternoon and evening away.
Is this the coolest pumpkin? Janice of Noteworthy Needle stitched this as a present for Sharon of Stitch by Stitch.
Not a bad view for my morning wake-up and surprisingly it was not too terribly cold. A good jackets was enough.
On to the class was with Beth Seal of Summer House Stitch Workes and it have a Thanksgiving theme.
We stitched this candle mat. The "1621" is the date of the first Thanksgiving. I may take out the green and stitch it in the light brown to have it show up better.
Easy enough to do since this was finished off with a nun stitch boarder.
In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, we stitched a turkey complete with a waddle.
The class also included this scissors fob with felt leaves and cranberries.
And what does the shaker box have to do with the Thanksgiving project? Well we are to mount the turkey on the lid. I think I am going to try to fashion a way to do it with magnets so I don't put glue on the top of the beautifully finished shaker box. I hope to be able to do the finishing this week.
There were giveaways and there were games (poor Donna and longest Bingo game in history), giveaways and fun all over and above the project. Great class, good times, good food and a beverage or two. I am already looking forward to next year's class weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching.