Anyone going to Williamsburg, VA next Sunday for the annual 'A Gathering of Embroiderers?' It's a rather intimate needlework conference, held in the Williamsburg Hospitality House. I attended Tricia's Glittering Gentleman's Nightcap class there in 2008. I had a wonderful time. The staff at WHH go out of their way to welcome stitchers. If you don't want to sign up for a class, you can just sit in the common room (which is lovely) and stitch & chat to your heart's content among fellow embroiderers.
Looking through the class offerings this year, it seems that many designs are either spring-themed or have light Spring colors (Or maybe it's that I'm ready for a change of season, as I sit here in my kitchen, surrounded by windows revealing yet another new snowfall).