Thursday, April 25, 2013

Where have we been?

The days and weeks fly by so fast, the next thing we know is a month (or two) has flown by and here we are............we had a good Winter retreat, despite the ice storm. It was smaller than our usual retreats, but still a lot of fun! We raised $25.00 for the Humane society along with dog food and treats for the dogs, too. Cecilia's will round that donation up to $100.00 for the Humane Society - every little bit helps!! We are planning another Winter retreat, just working on the dates for next year.
Our 2 Spring retreats were wonderful!! Lots of fun, goodies and of course Stitching!! We raised $500.00 for Breast Cancer and Cecilia's will double that, so our donation will be $1000.00!!!

We have changed the retreats and we are getting really good feedback from our ladies about the changes! The biggest change is the Hotel reservations. We have separated the Hotel and retreat. What that means is that you can decide if you want to stay at the hotel (we reserve a block of rooms for our retreat), but if you would rather stay at a different hotel,  your timeshare, your home (for the locals), or with a friend or relative that lives in the area you can do that. If you want to stay at the Hotel, you just call the hotel and let them know how many nights that you would like to stay. Our Spring and Fall retreat prices are now $225.00, and you pay the hotel for how many nights that you choose to stay.

We have a NEW MYSTERY SAMPLER coming to the shop in June!!! And it is designed by Little House Needleworks!!! We are already taking reservations for the sampler!! It is on our website front page. Jessie has uploaded all the details that we have about it - the sneak peek looks really neat!!

I have been working on the Blue Ribbon Mystery Sampler - it is a really pretty Spring Sampler - done on a nice bright blue fabric, with lots of Spring type motifs. Now that we have a new mystery sampler coming in June, I had better get stitching.

Another really cute and quick to stitch item we have in the shop is the mini sled. We stitched on gold perforated paper and glued to the sled for a quick finish!! There is also a larger sled available and a miniature bed that finishes as a pincushion! All quick to stitch and finish!
That's about all for today..........hope you are all enjoying Spring and finding time to stitch!
Margaret, Jessica, Amy, Pam, Cecilia, Krista and Ann

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