Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tomorrow's Heirlooms Retreat

Wow...what a wonderful weekend I had the privilege to be part of !!!

Pam and Kim (the dynamite mother daughter team from Tomorrow's Heirlooms) wined and dined and pretty much pampered us the entire weekend.

Lori from La D Da and I were the guest teachers for the weekend and we really had a blast!!!!
 Lori's project, on the right, was a sampler dedicated to her first best friend, Krissy....and mine, on the left, was a summery friendship sampler mounted on a horn book.
As you can see from these photos, the classroom was wonderful...light and bright...with the BEST chairs ever!!!!!
 The ladies were all dedicated stitchers and really got quite a bit done on each of the pieces.

 Although, the few photos I managed to take seem to show a group of serious , well behaved women, intent on their needle's task...such was not the case!!  Yes, they did a lot of stitching......but they also did a lot of laughing, story telling, teasing , etc.  We all just enjoyed each other's company and I truly felt blessed to be welcomed into the group...I can think of nothing better than to spend a weekend with women who enjoy just being together...and to also have them all love to stitch as well was HEAVEN!!!!! 
I returned home to find the "babies" curled up together enjoying the AC....I'm thinking , they didn't even realize I was gone!!  Ahhhhhh....next time around I think I'll come back as a cat.


  1. It was a totally fabulous weekend and it was so great to meet you!! Thank you for your great teaching and stories and designs and fun, fun, fun!!!!

    Love your kitty pictures!!!

  2. What a wonderful retreat. The projects are so lovely.

  3. Another fun class! I hope to be able to get to one some day... the kitties look cute!

  4. Linda -- Thanks again for a wonderful weekend. It was so great meeting you and to start stitching on your beautiful design that you created for us!

    Have a great week!

  5. Linda,
    I so wanted to join you at this weekend event also but had to attend my niece's wedding. I love both designs and hope you plan to market them later. I know you love to laugh and have a good time. AND, what shoes did you wear to this one? You know I am a shoe buff and love to see what you have found now.

    Hope to see you soon at Jeanne's or maybe somewhere new since you are getting around these days! Great projects...keep up the good work. Your cats are darling~pam from iowa

  6. This looks like it was a lot of fun. I really want to attend a retreat like this someday.

    I wanted to let you know that I recently started a stitching blog and I showed my finish of your "Glory House '12" pattern in my most recent post. I hope you check it out, and maybe even tell others about my blog!




  7. Hi Linda!!! Great re-cap and pics! Thanks again for the wonderful time, talent, and patterns!!! You will be happy to know I have stayed with the class piece and have totally finished the border, the outline of the house, and am working on the urn. I ran out of mocha :( so I will have to wait on that until I get to my LNS to get more. LOVE the fabric- and appreciate the help and encouragement. Have a wonderful weekend!

    aka- the Aida Stitcher :)