Autumn,  Needlework Shops,  Retreats,  Stitching,  Travel

Shepherd’s Bush!

I'm home from what was the most wonderful time in Ogden and Park City, Utah! As many of you know, the lovely sisters of Shepherd's Bush fame hosted their every-other-year retreat, and it was nothing short of perfect. Everything from the cozy warmth of the blacksmith-turned-cross stitch shop to the breathtaking view of the autumn-covered mountains made this gathering one to be remembered.

As usual, I took my camera along and clicked a time or two in the hopes of sharing with you just a fraction of what we all got to see and experience. I'll break up the retreat into a few posts, as it would take far too much of your time to post them all in one sitting!

Here we go!

This is what greeted the shop visitors as they walked through the doors to the shop…


Just past the entryway door, to the left, is the shop counter…


Immediately to the right, in front of the shop's expansive windows, is a virtual Christmas shop, brimming with every Christmas model and pillow and ornament and bauble imaginable! (The photo below barely gives one an idea of what yuletide wonders are to be found there.)


I fell in love with the newest Prairie Schooler Santa, which the girls at Shepherd's Bush made into a pillow. Of course, I left with one of their kits, as I picture mine finished just as they have it, to be propped up in one of my guest rooms for the holidays. We shall see! 😉


Over the shop counter that I mentioned earlier is their collection of pillows from years past..


As we move throughout the shop, there are autumn pieces in every place your eyes rest!











I think we'll stop here for now. But grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's head back into the shop together soon!


  • Erin

    How wonderful!! (And gah, I was doing so well at resisting this year’s PS Santa, seeing as I have a bunch of older ones still to stitch anyway….but that pic of it finished is almost too much!)

  • Connie Bechtold

    Shepherd’s Bush really know how to put on a retreat! Their store is full of ideas and the staff are really helpful. Love to go back someday…Thank you for the pictures because they bring back memories for me. Nice meeting you as well.ConnieB

  • Audrey

    What gorgeous pictures! How can I get a pillow kit for the Prairie Schooler Santa? I couldn’t find it on Shepard’s Bush website!!

  • Shelly

    Thanks for the pictures! I saw so many designs I want. I’m intrigued with the PS halloween design on green fabric, might have to do a bit of searching for the fabric.

  • Tylene gibbs

    You won’t be sorry for visiting . The girls there are in incredible. And the store is is absolutely beautiful.
    Love going in when I am in Ogden

  • Anja

    yesterday I saw you on the group foto on Brenda Gervais blog.
    It was so nice to see you again and you look so beautiful!
    Do you also have more group fotos? Do you have some more fotos of you? Please show us.
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland von

  • Beritbunny

    Oooh, how sweet! Thank you for sharing, Paulette,–what a blessing!!!
    I was SO happy to see a PS Santa for this year. (actually, SHOCKED, then delighted.) I love SB’s sweet finish. Looks like they changed some of the colors–at least the green–to suit the finishing materials’ palette. Do you know if he’ll still be stitched in DMC?
    It was wonderful to see all the colors and themed finishing fabrics they’d utilized for various years. I’ve seen PS yearly Santas finished in this style before on the net, but now I know that SB is the originator. 🙂

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