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Location: Stephens City, Virginia, United States

Monday, February 27, 2006


Wow, it's been a busy few weeks here! And I've suddenly had several stitchers call and email that they are coming to the retreat! So I am now closing registration. If you have your heart set on attending, please contact me. Things happen and if I can make it work, I will!
Kathy will be sending out pre-stitching very soon. I will let everyone know when it's shipped.
Have a great week,

Monday, February 20, 2006


Nashville was fantastic! What a wonderful show. It's such fun to put faces with names of shops and hang out with other designers. I love trade shows. I just hate the two weeks before trade shows!
I was emailed this morning that there is a missing thread on my chart The Littles. The symbol 2 on A Little Peace border will be Gentle Art Sampler Threads Apple Cider. And I also mislabeled a symbol for the chart Patience 1898. The . is NPS 992 white....just ignore what is written there. So sorry for the confusion. I try very hard not to make these kinds of mistakes but darn it! they do happen sometimes. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email.
Kathy Barrick-Dieter, Cathy Campbell and I traveled from Nashville to Knoxville after the market to teach for a wonderful group of stitchers. We had so much fun and they really made us feel welcome! Several from the group will be traveling to VA to spend the weekend with us at my Bee Kind, Bee True retreat! They will be a welcome addition to our group as they are fun, fun, fun!
I am also getting ready to teach for Jeanne Horton at her wonderful shop Country Sampler in Green Spring WI. Kathy B and I will be teaching A Strawberry Weekend for the girls up north. I can't wait to get in Jeanne's shop....the pictures on her web site look perfectly amazing! If you would like to attend this weekend of fun, I think Jeanne still has a few spots available. You can reach her at stchgirl@yahoo.com. She will be happy to help you with the details!
I will also be teaching at Dyeing To Stitch in Virginia Beach VA sometime this spring. The R&R girls have opened a shop and I'm so anxious to get down there! I will put more details here when things are finalized.
I'm working hard on getting details ready for the retreat and will have pictures up soon. Thanks for being so patient with me. It will be worth the wait!!!
Have a great week,

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Forgot to add Sara

This is Sara Fleming.

Monday, February 06, 2006

A Few More

Here are more of the releases for Nashville. The first is a better picture of the Primitive Bags. Second is a limited release called Isabel's Giving Samplers. The kit includes two graphs, a piece of linen, hand dyed wool for finishing the back, acid free foam core for mounting and a beautiful grain painted frame from Cathy Campbell - Primitive Traditions. The third sampler is called A Merry Heart and is a quaker inspired alphabet sampler.
Only a few more days.....

Saturday, February 04, 2006

More photos

Two more photos. The first one is of The Littles and the second is More of My Favorite Primitive Bags. I don't have the ribbon hangers on yet but will get that finished this afternoon.
Stacy Nash did the finishing of the pin pillows. They are wonderful. I will take pictures of the details and put here. She is amazing. Her email if you need any work done is stacynash@insightbb.com. You can also see her work on ebay...her listing is snprimitives. I love her work!
Off to work now, really I am!
PS have you seen Kathy Barrick-Dieter's new designs? They are awesome! Go to and click on News.

New Designs

Here are two of my new designs. The first one is My Virginia Home. The second is Harvest Blooms. I also am releasing The Littles which are three little pin pillows called A Little Love, A Little Hope and A Little Peace. Sara Fleming, a little sampler with birds and A Merry Heart which is a quaker inspired alphabet sampler. I will post the rest of the pictures soon.
I'm getting quite a few sign ups for my retreat and only have a few more spots left. I know everyone is waiting for pictures and I hope to have some ready when I get home from the Nashville Needlework Market. Keep watching!
Back to work....so much to do!