Because I accepted an invitation to teach a couple workshops at the Sweet Sewfull Event this year, an invitation I was extremely honored to have been offered, I had to forego being a part of the annual Gruber’s Gals Bloggers Retreat this year. (I still haven’t figured out how to be in more than one place at a time!)
Ten of us get together at Gruber’s Quilt Shop and Retreat Center every summer and spend 3 days sewing and laughing together. I hope I don’t have to miss another one — I already have next year’s marked on my calendar!
But even though I wasn’t there, I got the sweetest package in the mail afterwards from Stephanie.
It would have taken me months just to do the packaging, but what a nice touch!
The needlecase is just gorgeous. I told Stephanie I was afraid to use it, but that it would have a special place in my new sewing room.
But she told me I HAVE to use it, and if it wears out, she’ll just make me another one. How’s that for a deal?
I wonder if that deal will apply also to the pincushion she gave me a couple years ago? I’m using the heck out of it. It might just wear out — wink, wink!
Thank you so much, Stephanie! It’s truly a treasure.
I think this sort of ups the ante for Happies for next year’s retreat — I guess I better go get started on mine right now!