As you know I was out New England way teaching the Patriotic Sampler. Oh my gosh, what a lovely little mid week retreat. The weather was hot, and airconditioning worked.... and coming from a rather wet June here in Calgary that was lovely. The Needleworking ladies who attended were awesome and got so much done on their Samplers it was amazing. I posted a picture on the Jeannette Douglas Designs Facebook page to show you the fun few days. It is always too short. Thank you ladies for coming, thank you Sue from Stitcher's Hideaway for doing a great job as usual. I did get to spend a day with Sue and we went on a Connecticut River cruise on RiverQuest for a little tour down the River, what a scenic ride, lovely. Then I got to spend a couple of days with Pam and Bob Reed of Olde Colonial Designs and I have to show you a picture of the barn and one of the levels in it and the stack of MST boxes and JDD Acorn boxes! Awesome isn't it. I was thrilled to see the factory! <grin> I think that has been the most charming fact of being in this business is that there are people - real people behind the names of the companies that you know. It isn't a true factory in the sense that we think but rather a home business that with dedication and hard work has flourished and created these wonderful things that our shared love of Needlework has generated. We did visit Plymouth and spent a day taking the 'fast ferry' to Nantucket which I thoroughly enjoyed. I think they were tired of me stopping at every Hydrangea bush to take a picture!!
It was a lovely early July getaway and I thank everyone for their hospitality and gifts, it was a treasure and I have lots of flower pictures!! my fave.
So what next you ask? Well I am knee deep in my pieces for both the UK and Holland - and for Crafty Ewe and Dyeing to Stitch..... it is all happening at once plus trying to do some releases. oh boy. But the cooler weather we've been having here what with the rainy June, what can I say but it is easier to work when the weather isn't calling one outside.
Happy summer stitching, warmly jeannette