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Christmas

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My classes have finished, all the finishing projects have been delivered and even some new kits and special orders have been prepared for those optimistic people who hope they will have some stitching time over the holidays!

However I find it a wonderful time to try and catch up.  The Spring Class programme is available, including two new courses - a two day Jacobean embroidery class and a Lettering class.  The  Lettering class is a repeat as it was such fun with everyone planning and working their own ideas. Plans for the 2015 Italian trip are almost sorted, it will be June.  Like before the total cost will include everything except the travel to the closest Italian airport.  This means that people can join us from their own area and possibly add on side trips.  A stop over in London is good as is adding on Rome, Florence or the island of Sicily.  Do ask me if you need suggestions!
I am also finishing up some new designs;  I had the poche vide finished - a poche vide is an elegant …

Annual needlepoint retreat in Italy

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We have recently returned from or seventh trip to this idilic family run hotel in the very south of Italy.  Over the years we have visited various places in Spain and other locations in Italy but this has proved to be perfect for all the ladies who love to stitch in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

People come from all over, America, Belgium and of course from here in England;  everything is included in the published cost except the travel to the nearest Italian airport;  this enables people to arrange their own travel and even extend the trip to include such destinations as Rome, Florence or the island of Sicily.

We go either end of May/ early June or early September to take advantage of 10 days rather than the 7 days usual in high season. So far the weather has been perfect, sitting out during the days and cool in the evenings.  Next year, 2015 the plan at present is to go the earlier time - should you wish to have more information I should be delighted to send it to you.

As to the st…