The photo (upper right) is of the class project "Botanical Blessings" - it centers around an 8" Shaker chair. This special design was inspired by my research on the Shaker culture and gift drawings, the simplicity of the Shaker lifestyle, and the beauty of nature. Retreat attendees will be stitching a “seat” for the chair - along with a scissor fob “pillow”, a pin pillow (tied to the top rung of the chair), and a needlebook “rug” – all of which coordinate with a floral wreath sampler. Please note: this design is exclusive to this retreat and will not be available for consumer purchase for at least one year - and more than likely, it will include a different set of needlework smalls, as their is a good possibility the chair will not be available.
I guess I should stop procrastinating and get to packing... I will be taking lots of photographs and hope to share some with you during my trip (if time allows)...my correspondence will be limited, so if you send me a message, please know I will reply, but it may take several days or more. To those of you attending - I can't wait to see you - we are going to have a MARVELOUS time!