If you remember Connie was in the Chicago area staying with her grandkids while Andy and AdreAnne attended a trade show. From there she went to Spring Green to a cross stitch retreat. Here is her report on the weekend. (She’s a woman of few words, unlike me.)
I’m still coming off a high after attending the “Country Sampler Stitch Camp 2022”. We had wonderful teachers, perfect projects, Country Sampler shopping…but best of all were the friendships made of like minded women.
I am a fairly new cross stitcher and attended the retreat by myself. There were 100 fellow students in attendance. The fun started on Thursday evening with introductions and a lovely meal. Friday and Saturday continued with our 3 teachers and their exclusive cross stitch pieces! Sadly I took a picture of all the teachers, but it was lost (or whatever). But here are their projects.
“At Home” by Brenda Gervais. With Thy Needle & Thread.
“Across the Sea”, Linda Lautenschlager, Chessie and Me.
“Summer Moon” , Paulette Stewart, Plum Street.
Since I was by myself these 3 lovely Wisconsin women took me under their wing.
Pat, Connie, Darlynn & Debbie
They were really the best part of camp. We not only shared a table but stitched, shopped, laughed and went out for a Wisconsin traditional “Friday night Fish Fry”. Yummm
By the way, these gals are also quilters!!!
Here is Jeanie Horton, owner of Country Sampler. This shop, located in Spring Green WI, is full of inspiration for quilters and stitchers alike.
Thank you for putting on this “Top Drawer” event. Mary and I had many camps over the years- we know what goes into making a successful event happen. BRAVO to Jeanie and staff.
Here are a few pictures of the Country Sampler shop.