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Friday Update

Sent: February 4, 2011

Hi Stitchers -
Don't hate me but here's a photo of the view from my hotel room last weekend! Wish you all had been here instead of in Snow & Blizzard Land like a lot of the USA! We were fortunate to have perfect weather Friday and Saturday. I felt absolutely giddy eating lunch Saturday on the deck with new friends, listening to the sound of the Gulf Waters with the sun shining on my face! I was reminded of how lucky I am to live so close to such paradise and it was really fun to see our local beach through visitors' eyes. It was a wonderful weekend.  You too can enjoy this view and be just 15 minutes from shopping at Needle Delights.  I highly recommend the SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Pensacola Beach - it was wonderful.  http://www.springhillsuitespensacolabeach.com/
If you don't know, my mother & I hosted our first Duality Retreat at Pensacola Beach and taught a piece we designed together! It was so much fun we'll probably do it again next year. Our creative juices were flowing & flying even before the weekend ended and only the Nashville Market in a couple of weeks is stopping me from starting a new design!
I've updated the website with What'sNewThisWeek - there's two week's worth and lots to see. Things lately may have seemed a little slow but don't worry...there's a freight train coming of new patterns, fabrics, threads, and whatever else Tonia & I discover at market in a few weeks. I'm hoping to put together a preview for you next week to aid in our shopping as I'm also exhibiting. It's interesting buying AND selling at a market! The shop will be closed on  Feb 18-19 while we're in Nashville.
I also added lots to the Calendar - we're stitching every Thursday morning! Do join us!
The first Stitch-In for the year is Saturday, March 5th from 4 to 11pm. We haven't decided on the menu yet but we're now taking reservations. $5.00 reserves your spot and helps pay for whatever meal we do. If you're coming and have a suggestion on menu, let me know - I'm feeling all "planned out" after the Retreat last weekend and everything else I've had & still have going.
The Retreat Registration Form for the Needle Fair 2011 is up on the website now.  The views of Weeks Bay we have in October are almost as good as the photo above! Pre-registration for last year's attendees is taking place now until March 1st when registration will open to everyone else. If you're wanting to come, mark your calendars and get those Registration deposit checks in March 1st. We'll sell out of space as we are limiting attendance in order to enhance our event experience! Click 
RetreatRegistration2011 to download the form.
That's it for this week. I'm so looking forward to the weekend and spending Sunday doing absolutely nothing with one of my favorite trios - me, myself, and I! Lucky for Boots & Sammi they're cats and will be able to join me in getting to know my couch & TV again. I'll be watching the Superbowl and the ads although I don't have a great interest in who wins.  It's just a great time to stitch or nap or maybe both! 
Hope you're stitching.


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