10.17.2016

Part 1 - Shepherd's Bush Retreat

Just returned home from a wonderful time attending the 2016 Shepherd's Bush Retreat!  Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers and I met up at our local airport, bright and early, for a 6:15 flight to Salt Lake City, Utah.  

Upon our arrival, we then hustled off to Ogden to The Shepherd's Bush store.
 Visiting their shop is every cross stiticher's dream!  



Their shop is housed in an old black smith shop.  Ogden sits at the base of the Wasatch mountains, beautiful view no matter which direction you look.

 Their shop is something that can't be described with photos, it is a must see!

 Models stitched and hanging from floor to ceiling...
 love that green fabric....
 models even hanging from the rafters...






 there are models in every inch of wall space, 
and walls upon walls of fibers, linens and notions...




 Getting to see Terri and Tina's Shepherds' Bush pieces all stitched and hanging in one place was such a treat.  Their little details on each piece is just amazing...the more you look the more you see!



 Pillows upon pillows of Christmas....

 Rows and rows of ornaments...


 Smalls displayed so pretty in frames...



 After a day of shopping and visiting with their customers we headed up to Park City, Utah - The Canyons Resort for the retreat.  It is a beautiful place and it just glowed in yellow...the aspens were in their autumn best color!    We enjoyed mid to upper 60 degree weather and the air had a hint of autumn crispness in it.

(view from my bedroom)


(view from our kitchen table)

Upon our arrival in Park City, we met up with the other designers and enjoyed a dinner together at a local brewery in Park City.  We shared stories, enjoyed a wonderful meal and a whole lot of laughs!

Shepherd's Bush 2016 Retreat teachers - L to R
Tina (Shepherd's Bush), Jeanette (Jeanette Douglas Designs), Linda (Chessie & Me), Barb & Alma (Blackbird Designs), myself (With thy Needle & Thread), Paulette (Plum Street Samplers) and Terri (Shepherd's Bush)

Part 2 to follow!

31 comments:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

It all looks like a beautiful dream! Sigh! Thank you!

Elizabeth Daniels-Jones said...

Definitely want to go there!

Verbena said...

I would remain to live in this shop!:)

Diane said...

What a wonderful Shop! Thanks so much!!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Number one on my bucket list! One day...one day....oh yeah, one day! :)

linda said...

Looks like a wonderful time!

Robin in Virginia said...

Looks like a fabulous start to the weekend! Look forward to reading and seeing part 2.

Shelly said...

One of these days I will make the drive up there! What a shop! Great lineup of designers too.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

It's beautiful!

Julie said...

Love the views from your room! Beautiful!

diane said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had.
Wow Oh Wow......I'd be in cross stitch heaven!!!
So much to see. I don't think I've ever seen a shop like that.
Just wonderful.
diane @ thoughts&shots

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

holy moly!!!!! that shop! those models ~ the view! can't wait for part deux :)
L

woolwoman said...

awesome to have a post from you - it's been SOOOO long !

hope all is well - glad you had an awesome time - Mel

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful in every way !!!
Rose

Karen Crowell said...

I also got to enjoy this wonderful retreat. Meeting you and being in your class was awesome. Your class project was by far my favorite and can't wait to get it finished. I hope you teach more classes in the future.

Karen

Andre Coop said...

Thank you for sharing your photos, Brenda! Although it has been several years since I had the pleasure to visit Ogden it is certainly something I will never forget. As you so correctly stated, it can not be described with words to be in the shop with the lovely ladies. Your last photo is so special to me.....eight beautiful ladies that give us so much joy with our treasured hobby. It is nice to put a name to the face:)

Kris said...

Isn't Shepard's Bush just the most wonderful shop in the world? And Park City ain't bad either!! Thanks so much for the wonderful trip to Both!!

Paulette said...

I can't believe you beat me to blogging! Lol! What a fun way to relive the retreat.. I miss you girls already! What a fun time it was!

Paulette

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

W O W...What a wonderful experience for everyone. It all looks so inspiring.
Utah is beautiful too.

Peace for all,
Barb

Unknown said...

Ditto! Fantastic class and beautiful project. Thank you

Gayle said...

I live 15 minutes away from The Bush and never knew it used to be a blacksmith shop, so thanks for that little tidbit of information! Glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful area!

Faye said...

Absolutely fantastic Brenda!!!! True leaders of our industry~ Getting to UT is definitely on my bucket list!

Mary said...

I let out the biggest sigh at the photos of the shop. I live nowhere near any place like that. Actually no shops in my area. That place would be like heaven to me.

LaDonna said...

Would love to make the trip one year!

Gail said...

I attended your class. The project was so well prepared, so beautiful and just great. Thank you so much ... you were just delightful and it was a a fabulous retreat! Gail

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Paula said...

I enjoyed looking at your Shepherd's Bush pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Ana Margarida Aguiã said...

Parabéns! um grupo maravilhoso que faz uns trabalhos maravilhosos!
É uma inspiração para os apreciadores desta arte que adoro.

Congratulations! A wonderful class that does a wonderful work and project.
It is an inspiration for the lovers of this art that I love.

Um abraço a todas!

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