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Cross Stitch Retreat, 2016
October 30, 2016, 8:27 pm
Filed under: Cross Stitch Retreat

My travel buddy Linda & I headed out Thursday for Harrisburg , PA to join 145 people (including at least one male) for a 3-day event.

They handed out a nice bag full of goodies (not all the free designs are pictured).

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There were about 9 vendors including 2 designers (Sue Hillis and Jean Farish) selling a nice variety of stuff. The amazing store, Needleworker’s Delight, brought a variety of fabrics in wonderful colors. They relocated since we were there.  Apparently, it’s a better space for retail shopping (181 US Highway 1 South in Metuchen, NJ).

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I managed to find a cute design from Sue Hillis without much difficulty and fabric from Needleworker’s Delight I’ll need for it. There are needles I never  saw before. And, that’s linen lacing thread for finishing that won’t stretch like cotton. The laying tool is more substantial than the trolley needle and has a pretty celtic design.

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I didn’t get a picture when all the tables were full because some people took classes.

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Linda and I shopped, sat & really enjoyed stitching with our new friends Stephanie (standing right) and Patty (standing left). I enjoyed seeing all the different projects people were stitching and the various tools everyone was using.

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Linda and I did get a chance to visit Debra at Half Moon Hand Werks. She is the orgainizer of the February event formerly called Festival of the Guilds (http://www.fibreworksresource.com). Linda got beautiful fabric for sewing. I found some threads and tools.

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