Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Hudson Valley Sewing Retreat Is ON!

Remember when I posted about a possible sewing retreat here in my hometown of Beacon, NY? Your response was so great that Jeff and I got right to work on planning it. And it's all coming together! We have a weekend set in early April 2014 at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, a truly fabulous luxury boutique hotel. If you're interested, please see all the details on this dedicated page.  I hope you can make it!

My favorite thing about planning the event is that Jeff (resident Order Muppet and long-suffering victim of pins in the carpet) is now on staff as my organizational wizard. He even has his own email address! Write to him at Now he just needs a Mr. Gertie t-shirt.


  1. I most definitely plan to attend! I do not need lodging as my mom & other family members live there. Is there a way to attend without the cost of lodging ? Thank you so much for this opportunity.!

    1. Yay! Jeff and I have spent a lot of time discussing this very issue. One thing that was important to me was that the weekend have a getaway feel, with everyone hanging out and enjoying the hotel. So I would encourage you to stay if at all possible, but if not, we can set you up with the cost minus hotel. Just let us know. Looking forward to meeting you!

  2. Lovely idea! My sewing teacher is hosting a sewing weekend for the thrid time next year. I've been since the first year and I really enjoy it. Spending a weekend with other sewing enthusiasts.

  3. I wish I could come! Unfortunately, two small children and our budget would make this impossible... Hopefully this becomes an annual tradition and I can attend in the future. I can't wait to see your new book!

  4. Wonderful! Please be sure to post beau coup photographs for those of us that with to be there but can not. I am so excited about this upcoming event!

  5. Mr Gertie! That made me laugh out loud. It sounds like a fabulous weekend that I would love to attend, sadly living in Melbourne (Australia), the distance beats me :( But I will add it to my bucket list ;)

  6. Oh I so wish I could attend but Scotland is a bit of a trek! However I can't wait to see pictures and read all about it! I'm on pins waiting for the second book!

  7. Same here! Paris is a little too far away :-)

    But I love the Muppet theory!! Does Mr Gertie come with the "monstrously large eyebrows" of the Order Muppet type? ;-)

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