myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

Stitch Gathering Sponsors 2015

This year’s Stitch Gathering is getting very close now!! And the excitement is mounting! I have been working hard behind the scenes to organise another legendary Goody Bag, with the help of our wonderful sponsors! I thought it would be nice to write a post introducing them all and letting you know how lovely and

Turning Japanese…

 … oh yes I’m turning Japanese, I really think so! Those of you of a certain age may remember this song by the Vapors. And it comes into my head as I consider my growing obsession with all things Japanese. Well as long as it’s sewing related that is! It started about 5 years ago

This year’s Stitch Gathering Ticket!!

The Stitch Gathering 2015 ticket is now landing on doormats all over the UK so I can now share our Ticket Project with you!! This year’s attendees will be receiving a special Stitch Gathering 2015 ‘I’m going!’ badge, a piece of Kona Snow and instructions. Instead of printing our SG logo on to the ticket

Stitch Gathering classes are launched today!

We have a vast selection of fabulous classes to share with you over on the Stitch Gathering website! We are changing things slightly this year with a full 3 hour workshop in the morning and then shorter ‘carousel’ type sessions in the afternoon. We hope this will make for a more informal relaxed afternoon with

Stitch Gathering tickets NOW ON SALE!!!

Yes! They’re ready and they’re here! The Stitch Gathering 2015 tickets are now ready to buy! Purchase your ticket here!! This will be our third annual event and will be bigger and better than ever, with more teachers, more workshop choices and more events!! We’ll be announcing all of that some time in May. Meanwhile

Save the Date!!

Yes! The date is confirmed!! I hope you are all as excited as I am about our THIRD Stitch Gathering! More info will arrive over the next couple of months and tickets will be released some time in April. For more info about previous events check out our Stitch Gathering website, and while you are

Giveaway results and lovely gifts for me!

First of all let’s get those results out the way! The winner of the Stitch Gathering Goody Bag is number 86! Congratulations Gill!! I will email you privately to get your address 🙂 Commiserations to everyone else, but to make up for your loss let’s look at some pretty things. I wanted to highlight the

Stitch Gathering Ticket Tote Gallery!

So as you all know by now it was the Stitch Gathering Retreat week last Sunday. This year we printed our tickets onto a cotton tote bag and sent this to all our attendees along with a note telling them to embellish the bag anyway they wanted and then swap it with a secret partner

Stitch Gathering Goody bag GIVEAWAY!! And Linky!!

It’s time to give away the contents of our fabulous Stitch Gathering Retreat Goody Bag!! And look how amazing it is! We were so lucky to have such generous and supportive sponsors. Coats gave us wonderful threads and needles, Groves and Bank provided the useful embroidery scissors, DMC the lovely embroidery thread, Nairns came up

The Stitch Gathering Ticket Bag Samples

I’m sure by now you have all heard about the Stitch Gathering. And all about the quilt I recently finished from last year’s fabric tickets. A few people suggested that last year’s ticket was such a great idea we would have trouble topping it this year. Well I had something up my sleeve that might