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Monday, May 4, 2015

PSS Retreat Photos ~ oh my........

Good Morning Everyone!!!

~ Joan & I have returned from Williamsburg and the 
Prim Stitchers Society Inaugural Retreat

I can't begin to tell you how very wonderful this was for us!
...putting faces to names, getting to hug you all and laughing all-the-way-through!!!

I will let my photos speak for themselves mostly, 
~ as my tired brain is still reeling...

here is day #1 of my class ~
hey everybody!!!

here is my project table in the classroom...

here are a few shots of my booth at the Merchant Mall ~

{caught Miss Joan with her hand in the cash-box again}
going shopping Miss Joan?

here are the other Merchant Mall vendors' wonderful displays!!!

beautiful things from Teresa's Primitive Treasures

the incomparable Carolina Stitcher {Faye Riggsbee}

drool-worthy items from Dames of the Needle

Homespun Elegance {Sandra Sullivan} was there with us in spirit!!!

Valley Needleworks with the fun loving Jennifer Cave

Black Branch Needleworks ~ wowowow!!!!

The Nebby Needle ~ {stitched perfection from Bonny Woomer!}

all KINDS of needful things from Books and More ~ {Maryanne Locklear}

scrumptious linens from Dixie Sampler (Terri Hall}

we had the pleasure of seeing designs and other wonders from our Italian designer-members  too!!!
Primitive Hare
Nikys Primitive Creations
Primitive Acorn
The Little Stitcher

here are some snaps of Kathy Barrick's collection of things ~
Kathy taught a wonderful punch needle class right next door to my classroom...
{{we could hear them all laughing throughout the day!!!!}}

here is my class #2 ~
hi everyone!!

the last night of the retreat was so very special ~
we all enjoyed a beautiful banquet dinner with delicious food and cakes!
{of course I left my camera in my room}

Then there was a very sweet fare-well gift exchange between PSS members
and we all "ooooh-ed and ahhhh-ed" over every single project that was shown and shared.
hugs & laughter and a few sweet-tears too ~

and before we ended the evening,
Terri & Ridgely asked Kathy & I
 to come forward to receive two very, very SPECIAL gifts they had for us...

they gifted me with this stunning finished project!!!
a most-awesome tin coal bucket with our Prim Stitcher Retreat 2015 sampler on the lid ~
{lovingly designed by our Nan Lewis ~ Threadwork Primitives}

I was is stunned to say the least and so very sorry for my behavior at that moment!

the inside of this gift was filled with all kinds of stitching-goodness ~
I still can't believe I was so fortunate to receive this!!

yep.....I'm tired today.
but I can tell you that my feet haven't touched the ground yet ~
 I am filled with friendship 
...and humbled still by all of the folks who supported this wonderful event.

from the minute we arrived, to the minute we departed, 
the hotel-staff was so accommodating to us all ~
{we all need a MARIO!!!!} 

and now I need to truly thank
Terri Hall & Ridgely Ann Johnson for EVERYTHING you did for us ~
I know it was nerve-wracking, stressful and you probably thought to yourselves
"what am I doing" a few times throughout the entire planning & preparing of this event.
...but please know this you two:
you are wonderful. you are beautiful. you are loved by many.
and we are so very thankful that you created the Prim Stitchers Society!!!!!!

I have NEVER laughed so hard in my life {and I love to laugh}
I truly hope you all don't think I'm 
{ok, maybe you do now, but I'm ok with it}

I am now going outside to cut the grass, hang the laundry 
...and then sit and stitch a little.

and I am sure that I will be remembering this past weekend 
with many smiles for many years to come...

I can't wait for next year!!!!!!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Lori Ann Corelis said...

If only I could have been in 2 places at once!!
Looks like you had wonderful classes and a great time! Can't wait to see what's up your sleeve for next time!


TeresaM said...

Fun time!!! Enjoyed every second and so nice to have been your vending neighbor!

Carol Bisek said...

Thanks for,sharing your lovely photos. Your gift which was, I'm sure, well deserved is absolutely stunning! Enjoy your sweet memories in the days and weeks to come.

marly said...

Lori thank you for sharing the excitement and the wares for us losers that couldn't attend.

patti hankinson said...

Love the pics and seeing all the goodies that were available for purchase..wish I could have been there!!

NMK said...

Wow ! Everything looks so nice & so much fun ! Love your very special gift ! Thanks for sharing .

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, looks like a wonderful time with goodies to match.
Your special gift was just that!

LaNelle said...

Fabulous gift to match the event! Was again goes to the heart stitchers are lovely people....thanks for sharing your memories...blessings!

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