Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Two Exclusive Retreat Designs!

I designed these for the 2011 Retreat.

 Beauty and Grace
by Tree of Life Samplings
Tree of Life Linens Hickory Nut Blend
Gentle Art Sampler and Shaker Threads
 Stitch Together
by Tree of Life Samplings
Tree of Life Linens Caramel Frappe'
Gentle Art Freedom

Designed for Vonna's finishing class, for this sweet box top finish. This was stitched by Kathy, I borrowed her wonderful photo so you all could see the great finish that Vonna taught in her class.

Everyone at this year's Retreat had a wonderful time, many of them already talking about next year. If you are interested in receiving information when it is available, about the 2012 Retreat in June, please email me at your convenience at Already in the planning stages, and there has been considerable interest generated, so don't miss out on lots of fun!

Another reason for this post, is I have been having many inquiries on the publishing of these charts, for retail purchase. To be true to those in attendance, we will not have these available until at least a year! They will be released, but just not before the year has past, and they might be tweaked a bit here and there, but will be the same designs, overall. The Stitch Together is much smaller then Beauty and Grace, so it will probably be published with one or two other smaller, complimentary designs.

I appreciate you all so much!! Thanks for purchasing Tree of Life Samplings designs. We will have Penny America and Mary Hart, 1834 published and ready for purchase in the next few days! I love reading your comments, so if you have a second to leave one, know it will be appreciated! Also thank you for the encouraging emails, they mean so much!

Fondly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings


Lynn said...

Both are beautiful designs and I will watch for them when their release date has arrived. I really wish that I lived closer so that I could attend one of your retreats.

Nancy said...

Two beautiful designs!! Looking forward to their release dates next year!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

So glad your retreat was a success! The finishes are wonderful!

Margaret said...

The retreat designs are so beautiful! I'm glad the retreat went well -- wish I could have been there!

Kathy said...

Thought that looked like my box.LOL
You know how much I love both of those designs.

Hazel said...

Both are lovely designs. I think you are very talented. x

Loraine said...

Hi Jan! I am drooling over your new designs. They are fantastic! Your retreat sounds fabulous too. I will send you my address via e-mail. I would love to see if I could make it.
Love the designs from the retreat as well. I look forward to seeing those come out.
Hope your summer is wonderful. Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Love love both the retreat designs! Love the box finishing idea!

Sent you an email!


Katrina said...

They are both so pretty and I would love info on your next retreat when you plan it :-). Love your other new designs too!

Nan said...

I feel so lucky....
They really are great designs. I'm getting ready to start my retreat piece and I'm super excited.
The retreat was awesome and the exclusive designs where the cherry on top :-)

Vonna said...

They are beautiful Jan :)
I know I love mine and had a great time and your superior retreat! YEA!!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Love all these beautful designs!

Patty C. said...

Penny America is an awesome chart - I just love it !!!