June 25, 2018 – June 26, 2018
WHERE: Hampton Inn & Suites in Mystic, CT
WHAT: Class with Amy Bruecken of Amy Bruecken Designs
2 Days and nights of stitching fun!
COST: The registration fee is $495 and includes a Dessert Buffet the night before the retreat, class instruction by Amy Brueken, all project kits (Seaside Sampler, Whale Tale Fob and Crab Needle Keep), fun pack, chances for door prizes, and delicious catered meals from Mystic Market (lunch & dinner on both days). A deposit of $150 must be submitted at the time of registration, and the final payment of $345 is due by June 1, 2018.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: June 1, 2018
NUMBER OF MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 24
HOW TO GET MORE INFO: Visit http://stitchershideaway.com/html/summer_2018.html
Get ready for some summer fun!! Amy Bruecken is headed our way from Ohio to spend two wonderful days with us as we work on her Seaside Sampler, Whale Tale Fob and Crab Needle Keep! Much of Mystic, CT is right on the ocean and Amy’s projects for us reflect that. She was inspired by the Mystic Lighthouse and captured it beautifully in her design. The sampler comes complete with a frame, which we will finish using chalk paint during class. What a fun summer project!
We will be having an Optional Stitching Exchange with a summer theme at this retreat. Those who wish to participate must hand-stitch a finished object having something to do with summer. It could be finished as a needlebook, ornament, pin cushion, fob, biscornu, framed piece, whatever! Bring your gift wrapped finished hand stitched object to the retreat and then participants will draw numbers and pick out a gift in numerical order. It’s loads of fun!
We’ll also have a Show ‘n Tell time where we can show off our stitching or other crafts - get ready to be inspired!
Amy will bring her fantastic Trunk Show to the retreat and Stitchers Hideaway will have logowear, cool needlework tools, and our own designs for sale!
For those that can arrive the night before the retreat (Sunday, June 24th) we’ll be having a Dessert Buffet from 7:30-9:00 p.m. where you can meet Amy and your fellow stitchers in a very sweet setting!
We are planning to set up an optional lighthouse cruise for the day after the retreat, Wednesday, June 27th. It is too early in the season to make arrangements for this excursion at present, but this is our hope. If not a lighthouse cruise, we’ll try for another fun event for the day. This would be an extra day for those who would are able to stay on, and there would be at an additional cost for the cruise, of course. Details will be provided to those who register as soon as we have them.
If you’ve never visited Mystic, you are in for a treat! It’s a great place to visit and a great weather month to do it! Less than a mile away from the hotel is Olde Mystick Village with its 50+ unique shops. Right next to Olde Mystic Village is Mystic Aquarium, where you can have a close up view of a great variety of marine life -- imagine a beluga whale exhibit, African penguins, seals and sea lions! Mystic Seaport is the largest maritime museum in New England. You can walk aboard historic ships there and take a walk down a re-created 19th century village.
Registration is now officially open for this retreat! Class size is limited to 24.
Get in on the Fun!