Sunday, October 30, 2016

2016 Shepherd's Bush Retreat-Part 3

This is the last of the wonderful time I had-

On Friday night we had a cardboard Chinese take-out box on our table along with a pair of chopsticks.
Inside the box was a booklet with 6 pincushion designs (1 from each of the retreat teachers) and Shepherd's Bush had printed the pincushions in a small booklet and kitted all 6 pincushions, including the backing fabric!

Cece from The Threadgatherer gave a talk about the color red and gave us a free pattern for a beautiful reproduction sampler and a pincushion kit of a motif from the sampler.

Shopping opportunities-Shepherds Bush set up a store in the hotel and oh, my, what a bunch of wonderful items.  Each designer had a table. There was a free pattern each day and we could buy the kit for it.  Plus much, much more!
Here's the damage ($167) I did-

We even had some free time for shopping in the surrounding areas.  DH and I stopped at a wonderful quilt shop in Midway, Utah, that had a HUGE wool applique section!  More damage there-

The Saturday night farewell banquet was so fun!  The husbands sang a song together.  The food was delicious!  And our goodbye gift was a gorgeous wooden tray for the aforesaid pincushions-

Thank you, Shepherd's Bush!  It was a memorable weekend!


Clare said...

WOW. I think my damage would be more.:) A lovely time for you. Lovely box of goodies. Happy Stitching.

Marilyn said...

You bought some great stash though!
Those SB gals really know how to party!!
What wonderful gifts and projects.
Glad you enjoyed your time there.

Vickie said...

Thank you for sharing! Wow!

Robin in Virginia said...

Another wow from me! What a wonderful assortment of goodies you received at the retreat and through your shopping. Glad you had a wonderful time!

Maggee said...

So much great stash! It sure sounds like you and hubby had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing it with us!

D1-D2 said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

Cathy B said...

Hi Teresa...wish I had been there. It looks like BBD is publishing some of their original loose feather designs?

Margaret said...

I've been catching up on your posts about the retreat. What fun! Lucky you to get to go -- glad it all worked out! Loved seeing everything! Thanks for sharing!

Beth in IL said...

Thanks for sharing and making us all envious! Seriously though, thanks for sharing your fun time.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Wow...lots of beautiful Stitching...thanks so much for sharing....glad that you had a super fantastic time.

Happy Stitching
Linda K