Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stitching friends gone wild weekend at the Attic's Sampler Symposium

The calm before the storm.  No, that's not true...nobody got carried away (except for the shopping and stash enhancing), or did anything scandalous.  We would have all ended up in the pokey if there was a law against laughing though, as there was a whole lot of that going on.  The weekend was fabulous in every way.  Here they are enjoying my patio and some warm sun before we headed up for the first class.  We stopped for lunch at a nearby restaurant, then it was off to the Attic for some shopping and major enabling. 

Here's Jen, Karin, and Katrina doing what they do best.  Between these three, it's a wonder any linen was left.  OK, I remember getting some awesome cuts too, so all was good.

Here is Paulette during her project presentation.  The tilted head, and the LOOK was directed at me for taking her picture.  She even yelled at me, lol.  I regret that I didn't get photos of the other guests who's class projects were really wonderful.  Paulette and Katrina have some beautiful photos on their blogs, so please check them out.  I was in the early stage of a nasty sinus infection, and I was too busy popping cough drops and antibiotics. 

Here is Jean showing off Paulette's finished piece, which I love, love, love.  Jean, you should always wear that color, it looks great on you!

This is our group photo.  From left to right in back are Jen, Katrina, Natalia, Sylvia, and KarinPaulette and I are in the front.  I miss my girls, and can't wait to get together again.  If you've ever considered attending the Attic's Sampler Symposium, do it!  It's a wonderful event at a terrific location.  The accommodations were great, the food was great, the guest designers and projects were great, the gifts were great (thanks again to Mr. Jean, as I like to call John).  It was all, well ... really GREAT!

22 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your patio looks like a fabulous place to stitch and visit with friends. I'm glad the weekend was such a success and I've enjoyed seeing all the pics and blog reports.

Margaret said...

Ooooh, some pics I haven't seen yet! I wish Sandy was in more of the pictures - too bad she couldn't go to the symposium. Anyway, thanks for the pics. Maybe I'll make it next year?? :D

Daniela said...

The pictures are wonderful. It looks like you all had a really great time.

Siobhán said...

I'm so glad to see more photos of my gal pals all together. :) It looks like such a fantastic weekend--I dream of joining you guys one day. To go to The Attic would be like nirvana. I'm glad you guys had such a fantastic time!

Bertie said...

Looks like you had a real good time! Shame I live so far away, maybe one day!
Have a great Sunday:)

Sylvia said...

It was such a good time, Tanya. Thank you again for being such a gracious hostess. Miss you.

Katrina said...

What a lot of fun!!!! I can't wait until the next time :-). And you are right, I laughed so much my sides hurt, LOL!!!!

Paulette said...

What a fun, fun, fun weekend! I'd do it again in a heartbeat! And I only yelled at you to get my good side. LOL

Next time, I will make it to the Scarlett Patio!

Paulette

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like loads of fun! Those gatherings can't happen often enough in my book!

Melissa said...

I think I can still hear the laughter from there! What a great time you've all had!

Love your porch. That's something I wish I have at my house!

I am looking forward to seeing Miss Mary Roe out soon!

Natalia said...

In this windy, cold Colorado day, I wish we were in your patio, Tanya. What a fun time we had. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. I could have gone on and on looking at all the stunning samplers in your walls.

valerie said...

Looks like it was a fabulous time! Love the photos!

Nicole said...

Looks like you all had so much fun!! I hope to be there next time!! :)

Dona said...

Great pictures, Tanya! I'm so glad you all had such a nice time. Your patio does look perfect for stitching.

dixiesamplar said...

Love all the snaps of your awesome weekend together...glad it was such a rounding success!!

Fiona said...

Looks like a great weekend. Hope you are feeling better.

Michelle said...

Awww...I so wish I'd been there instead of stuck working! I need some stitching time on that patio for sure!!

Stitch Wizard said...

It looks like you all just had the most wonderful time!! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry :o) said...

I read of this in The Attic's newsletter - wish Michigan were closer!!! Thanks for sharing.

Brigitte said...

It must have been wonderful. Great pictures!

Karin said...

Love looking back at your post and re-live the weekend. It was so great to get to know you even better and I cherish our time together!!

Hugs,
Karin

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

sublimes pictures !!!!

bisous de FRANCE