Shepherd’s Retreat

Oh my goodness, if you only knew how inspired I am after attending Tina and Teri's retreat this past week! What a fabulous show those ladies put on.. and the warm reception and kindness from all the attendees was completely overwhelming to me. For those of you who attended and are reading, thank you, thank you, thank you!

I also had the honor of meeting some of the most wonderful ladies in the industry… Besides the famously-lovely Tina and Teri (impossible to be around them and not be happy), I also got to meet Linda of Chessie and Me (loved taking pictures of her models!), Charland and her daughter Sydney of Charland Designs (the most clever and witty duo on the planet – I still can't stop laughing), Cece from Threadgatherer (not only does she paint threads, but she has an amazing line of lotions and lip balms), Ann and Pat of R&R Reproductions (my  soul sisters), and Jeanette Douglas of Jeanette Douglas Designs (I do believe we were seperated at birth).

I don't have my photos from the retreat loaded onto my computer just yet, but I can show you the projects I presented. My classes were so much fun, and not one single person threw a tomato (although I may have seen a few people reach into their handbags suspiciously).

This was my retreat sampler…  

AYT tp-30

A Yuletide Welcome TP

And this was the project I presented with it, called A Lady's Pin Roll

ALPR front rolled tp

As you can tell from the scale of the spools, it was a tiny project, meant to hold various sizes of needles and pins, to be thrown into your project bag or purse (in case you're out somewhere and you drop your needle and can't find it – which I have done on more than one occasion).

ALPR front unrolled tp

Or in case you need an emergency safety pin!

ALPR inside unrolled tp

It was a really fun project to make, and I hope the attendees enjoyed it as well.

Again, I can't thank you all enough for the kind words I received regarding not only my designs, but also my family and for the loss of our Friday. I felt completely surrounded by friends, despite not having previously met many of you. What a joy the entire retreat was… and rather than wishing I was home with my family, I wished instead that they were in Utah with me! Maybe another time. 🙂

AYT tp-28

I'll be back soon with pictures from the retreat! Until then, I've got lots of ideas to get down on paper, and lots of laundry to do.

ETA: A Lady's Pin Roll doesn't have a general release date planned, but A Yuletide Welcome will most likely become available in the summer of 2013.

36 Replies to “Shepherd’s Retreat”

  1. I am so jealous!! I have always wanted to go, too, but a little thing called money intervenes 🙂 Can’t wait to see the pictures! I would love for you to release the piece that you did in Arizona.

  2. P-Diddy, you constantly out-do yourself!! These are both AMAZING and I, Slumpy Siobhan, can NOT wait to work on them. I can’t wait to hear more about the retreat and see loads of pics, too!

  3. I am obsessed with your designs Paulette,love the retreat ones…..I am on a short vacation with DH,celebrating our 25th,and I packed the essentials,my ott lite, My Brother’s Keeper, and The Flood…lol…..

  4. What a great project! I’ve never seen anything quite like it and as you said it would be VERY handy!!! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your retreat pictures. 🙂 Cathryn

  5. I had such a great time too. It was great meeting you on the plane and then taking your class. I hope they signed you up for the next one too.

  6. Ok you have got to stop….with these lovely designs! I just love your style, the curly ques on the sleigh and the tree boughs, the elf is adorable. Thank you again for continuing to create such wonderful and clever designs. Sounds like you had a spectacular time, as I am sure the attendees did as well.

  7. I just love your blog and read it regularly. I was so sad when I read about Friday too. How pets tug at our heartstrings eh? And the adventures of your girls, how fun they are and all the things they do. Your new Yuletide design is lovely too and I am thrilled you are at the retreat with the SB ladies and all the other talented women there. A great line up this time I thought and one day I really hope to get there too. It’s a long way from New Zealand lol

  8. Paulette, you better start printing now! Yuletide Welcome will be a big hit.
    Your designs always win me over!
    I was lucky to visit Shepherd’s Bush several years ago and it is an experience I wish everyone could have. Those ladies in the shop are awesome!

  9. Glad you had a wonderful time and that everyone was so nice to you and for you:)
    Gosh Paulette (btw, I have a sister Paulette also), I love that design. I’ve just finished kitting up one of your older designs and linen is on my cutting table up for cutting; and now this one. I am sure this one will be making it toward my stash.
    TFS and I look forward to seeing your retreat pic.
    Many blessings,

  10. Please, please release A Lady’s Pin Roll! It is so adorable and I love it! Would be lovely, lovely for Christmas presents (as well as for my purse!). Both projects are so very lovely. Great work, as always!!

  11. The designs are beautiful!! Myself and 6 friends are going to Virginia beach in October 2013. I am very much looking forward to taking your class then…..I just loved what you designed for the SB retreat.

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