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A Mystic Summer Retreat
June 25-26, 2018
Monday & Tuesday
Instructor Amy Bruecken
Beautiful Mystic lighthouse project with frame and accessories!
Registration Now Open!

Bling in the Holidays!
October 15-16, 2018
Instructor Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
A Christmas project designed by this amazingly talented designer and teacher will take center stage at this Christmas-themed retreat!
Registration is now open!

Making Memories in Mystic
December 6-8, 2018
Mystic, CT
Three Days of Stitching Bliss!
Registration Now Open!

2019 Winter Escape!
February18-22, 2019
Publick House Historic Inn
Sturbridge, MA
Choose your own 2 day Winter Escape and then add on up to 3 more days for a Stitchers-Hide-A-Week!
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Ellen Chester
of With My Needle

Monday and Tuesday
October 7-8, 2019
Sturbridge, MA
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A Mystic Summer Retreat
Amy Bruecken
of Amy Bruecken Designs

June 25-26, 2018
Monday & Tuesday
Mystic, CT

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.  Check out This is Mystic for more information and discount coupons. You can read there about Downtown Mysic with its shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

If you arrive before the retreat, you might enjoy the Mystic River Jam - a musical festival at Mystic Shipyard showcasing music from rock to reggae, blues to country.  It’s held on June 22-23, Friday & Saturday.

Registration is now officially open for this retreat!  Class size is limited to 24.  Follow the links below for all the details.

See you there!

Jen & Sue




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