We arrived at the Holdiay Inn Patriot and immediately saw several attendees tracing their punch needle project from Kathy Barrick right there at the Lobby windows.
and Kathy Barrick's project . . . too cute!
My friend/Chief Sales Officer/personal assistant/keeper Kathie came with me to help set-up and run my table. We had great fun getting it all ready.
Black Branch Needleworks - LaDonna would not let me take her picture.
Jennifer and Denise from Valley Needlworks brought the whole store I think!
Look at all this great stuff they brought! They're having a retreat in early October . . . visit their website for details: http://www.valleyneedleworks.com/
Elizabeth with all her yummy trims and other goodies!
A lot of wonderfullness here at Teresa's Primitives!
Nan's beautiful work at Threadwork Primitives.
Lori's great displays and merchandise from Notforgotten Farm.
Kathy Barrick's great designs and jewelry.
The wonderful European primitive representation.
YIKES! The shoppers are arriving!
The Merchant Mall was "revisited" by a lot of attendees on Saturday. I guess they had to have one more look to see what they MUST have for their stash. The vendors were hoping for a large local crowd as well, but they only trickled in. There were a few local events happening in the area that may have lured our potential shoppers away.
We also had a "make-it/take-it" station manned by Christina. She walked you through making your pinkeep mason jar lid and button needle minder. Now where did I put those mason jars . . .
We also received a "parting gift" of the pattern and supplies (except the box) to stitch Nan's retreat piece! What a great momento!
It was so much fun meeting some of the Prim Stitchers Society members that I have gotten to "know" and recognize from the Facebook page . . . a great group of gals. It was also fun meeting Lori Brechlin and Kathy Barrick (the teachers at the retreat) . . . looking forward to getting to know them better at the Valley Needleworks retreat in October!
Sadly, it was time to go . . .
All in all, it was a great first Retreat for the Prim Stitchers Society and the work that Terri and Ridgely put into the planning and execution was evident and greatly appreciated!!!! Looking forward to next year in Atlanta!!!!