Thursday, April 19, 2012

Victoria Sampler Retreat in Minnesota I can post pictures but not words

(I am  having problems with blogger this week) I was very lucky to have taken a class by Thea of Victoria Sampler, what an exceptional Lady she is I loved the fact that she spent so much time with each table sitting down and learning about each and every one of us, she is so sweet.
The class was well worth the money I love the way my stand turned out I did add the ricrack around the pin cushion,  this was not part of the class, (I bought the ricrack from Nancy Turner at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.
We were able to do as much prework as we liked before the retreat, I did all my stitching before hand,  I did finish the final piece at home on monday.
This is such a beautiful piece, I am so excited I was able to go to this retreat Thank-you to my wonderful Husband he paid for this event.
Big kisses to you Mike.
The venue was grand at the Oak Ridge Retreat Hotel center in Chanhassen MN.
Deb and Deb from Stitchville USA were our Hostess of this event they are wonderful  and really know how to put on a party, the givaways were wonderful I will post pictures later this week.
If you are ever able to take a class with Thea do so, we had Ladies from Canada, Texas, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin and of course Minnesota, I am sure I did miss a state or two so Ladies please forgive me. The food was fantasic almost too hard to believe, I thought I was going to come home to learn I had gained a few pounds oh how lucky I was to see I had actually lost two pounds can you believe it. We had such a great group of Ladies, everyone was having so much fun meeting everyone and talking about and showing some of their work from home, it is so much fun to see what others are working on, I think that the stitchers in this world are the greatest group of people to belong to, we are sincere and of course loveable.
Happy Stitching to you all
I do have to go now please have a blessed day.


diamondc said...

Is anyone else having trouble posting on their blog I can post pictures but not words Google wants me to change to chrome I cannot use it for some reason.

dulcinella said...

That's a problem I haven't encountered yet. I hope you get it sorted out soon! Would love to hear an update on the retreat:-)

Christina said...

Very intriguing! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Binky's Blog said...

Great projects!! Looking forward to seeing pictures. I am thinking about attending one of the retreats.

Patty C. said...

Good luck with your blog.
Great projects ;)

Chris said...

Hey Catherine!
What a great retreat, your finish is beautiful!! And you lost 2 pounds!? Yahoo! You must be a power stitcher :)
Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Your finished items look gorgeous. I knew that you would enjoy meeting and working with Thea. I had heard that some devoted fans of Thea would be coming from Canada and hoped that you would enjoy meeting them.

Penny said...

The retreat sounds wonderful! I'm glad you were able to go. :) Your stitched pieces are beautiful and your finishing is lovely!
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to blogger sometimes. Hopefully it was just a glitch on their part.

Kathy Ellen said...

Catherine, your Victoria Sampler retreat pieces are just gorgeous! It sounds like you had a fabulous time! Thea is indeed a sweetheart,and such a wonderful teacher. Glad that you had such a great retreat!

Hopblogger said...

I am so happy for you that you attended the retreat and had a very nice time. Time flys by when you are having fun!
As usual your stitched pieces are stunning!

Catherine said...

Your items look beautiful! Sounds like a fun time.

Edgar said...

What a beautiful piece!!!!