July 2011 Newsletter



Sweetbriar Needle Design

Newsletter July 1, 2011

Dear Stitchers,

Summer is here! Well, it says so on the calendar, anyway. The weather is getting warmer every day, and we are often able to have the doors and windows open for a few hours at a time, but we are still having a lot of rain.


My Lilacs have faded by now, but the Rhododendrons and the Honeysuckle are glorious, and yesterday, I found a lovely Rose bud on a plant I feared had died during the winter. I'm thrilled to have found it, and can't wait to see more of those beautiful Roses.

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New Designs Coming Soon

With the birth of my newest Grandchild approaching very quickly, I have been too busy crocheting a Bonnet/Bootie/Sweater set, and confess that I haven't done much cross stitching lately. However, I have been working on new designs, especially for the September Counted Wishes Festival, and getting in a bit of the website work that I need to get done.

One of the new designs that I have done, is a set of four quilt squares, that I am very excited about.
And while I am not a 'Stamped' stitcher, nor a quilter, I see these blocks as making a beautiful quilt.

I am trying to come up with both Stamped and Counted Cross Stitch for this set.

I would love to hear what you think about the idea.


2A"

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Annual OR./WA. Retreat

2A"

This years' OR/WA Cross Stitch Retreat is scheduled for Thur-Sun (4 nights) Sept 29-Oct 2., on the coast in Lincoln City, OR. The cost is $230 and that is inclusive of lodging, meals, snacks, beverages, door prizes, and other surprises. Plans are being set for possible classes, and outings.

At last years', we had stitchers from as far away as Virginia! If you have an interest in attending our annual Retreats, or GTGs, contact Vicki.


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July Freebie

I hope you enjoy this months star-spangled Freebie- this is an updated, full size chart, that has never been offered free, before.

2A"


CHART


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Until next time, Happy Stitching for all of us!!

Adelia

Sweetbriar Needle Design

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