Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Kentucky Get Together Stitcher's Retreat

This past weekend I went to the Cumberland State Park in Jamestown, Ky.  I attended a long standing retreat, but it was the first time for me to go.  It was about a 5 hour drive from my home and I took a pit stop in Nashville to pick up my friend and retreat roomie who lives in Texas.  She had flown in and we went to the LNS in Nashville and lunch before hitting the road to drive to the Pumpkin Lodge in the Cumberland State Park.

I took a lot of pictures that I'll share ~ I'll just give a brief explanation of the pics and if you have any questions or want to know more, just let me know in the comments.  Also, this post doesn't contain pictures of every person there and every WIP.  I only took pictures one afternoon and some were out to lunch and I only took pictures of those who were there to give permission.

This is Pumpkin Lodge.  We had the place to ourselves.  Meeting room, two kitchens, restroom, and large living room here in the front and then our personal rooms were in the same building around back.

These three pictures was our view at meal times.  It's the Cumberland Lake and it's the largest man made lake in the country. 

You could see the marina through the trees just outside mine and my roomie's room.

This is the bead table set up by Cole Godby of The Cole Collection.  She makes gorgeous needle threaders and froggers.

I purchased two threaders from her and I am in love with them.  I think I've found a new obsession.

Our fearless leader/hostess for this retreat.  

Sweet friends...

Here I am with three of my charity members.

We had a gift exchange and I got a really nice bead box.  It's pictures like this that give me a jolting reminder of exactly how red my chosen hair color is, lol.

There were several other vendors there as well.

Needle minders sold by Mandy Adams.

Crossed Threads was representing.

One of the stitchers sells these bags and gives the proceeds to charity.

The above items were from TrulyN2Stitching.  I purchased two Qsnap covers and one zippered bag from her as well as getting a pillow case for a tuck pillow from her freebie pile.  I love, love, love the things she makes.  I wish I had her talent with a sewing machine.

These are pictures of the van belonging to the owner of Crossed Threads out of Pigeon Forge, TN.  The van was affectionately named, The Thread Box.  :0)  It's basically a traveling LNS.  Quite the sight to behold!

Here are some of the WIPs and finishes that were there.  There were more, but these are the ones I was able to get during the time I was taking pictures.  Some people had stepped out to lunch and I only took pictures of those who were there and could give me permission.

This is really just a small taste of the weekend.  I really enjoyed seeing all of my friends and we had lots of laughs and also lots of stitches put in place. 

Until next year...



  1. Lots of great pieces it sounds like fun!

  2. You have been busy! Both retreats sound like so much fun and I just love your Nashville Stash (Stashville?) especially the Glendon Place design.
    Sorry about Rapunzel and her border. Would putting in some gridding lines help you see where you've gone wrong?
    Love the Travelling LNS and the variety of designs being worked on at the retreat. There really is something for everyone in the cross stitch world!

  3. Love all the pictures. It was great fun and can't wait until we are at the next one.

  4. Will this be held in 2017? Is there a link to get info for this? Thanks.

    1. Yes, it will be in March of 2017. Here's a link to the FB page for the retreat: