Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A fun filled weekend!

Gosh, sorry so long between posting, but I have been a busy one.  I showed you my project for the Attic's Sampler Soiree that was held this past weekend.  Here are my kits all loaded up and ready to go.  I love playing with pretty paper and ephemera as much as I love stitching, so I had a lot of fun with this.  I went with a vintage garden theme since my project is called A Sampler Grows. 

Here is a sampling of some of the other projects.  I was able to finish the Lucet case from Priscilla's Pocket (shown in the box) in class. It was made with beautiful wool, blanket stitched, and so much fun to make.  Now to master making Lucet cording.  All of the projects were wonderful.  Plans are already being made to do this again next summer.

This group was having a great time.  I could hear the laughter all the way from my table.

Here is Linda Danielson from Samplers Remembered getting a little extra tutoring from Bunny Smith of Priscilla's Pocket.  It was good that Linda knew what to do because I sat next to her and copied off her. 
I had so much fun with this great group of ladies.  I look forward to the next time.

And here I am with Robert from A Gentleman's Samplings .  It was such a pleasure to meet him in person.  I have been a fan of his for some time.  He has stitched some of the most beautiful samplers, and is a truly nice guy.  He was the only male attendee, but was a good sport about the teasing he received.  I'm so glad you came, Robert!

I finally found time to frame Beans, Beans from Plum Street Samplers.  I love this design, and can't wait to hang it in the motor home this weekend.   

Here is a little glimpse of my next release.  It's called Christmastide at Holly House.  The release date will be sometime in September.  Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm using 40ct. Camofudge from Stitches and Spice.  The fibers are mostly NPI silks with a couple of Belle Soie. 

The shoulder is coming along better since the manipulation three weeks ago.  I'm still going to therapy three times a week, but hope to be finished with that before I head to Myrtle Beach in Oct.

Have a wonderful week of stitching!

17 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Looks like a fun time, Tanya! Your kits, all packaged up, looked beautiful. I can't wait for the release of Christmastide at Holly House, I can tell it'll be a must have!

Margaret said...

Thanks for sharing pics of the retreat with us, Tanya. I loved seeing everything! It was nice to see a pic of Robert too -- always wondered what he looks like. lol! Can't wait for Christmastide at Holly House!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Glad the retreat weekend was a success.

samplerlover said...

Wow, Tanya, I love the way that you put your kits together for this retreat. It looks like everybody had a wonderful time and it is good to see a photo of Robert. I have always wondered what he looked like. I think I am slightly on track lol.

Looking forward to seeing your next sampler. - Sandra.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I can't wait for Christmastide at Holly House!!! Glad to hear that you're starting to get back to feeling more like youself!
Linda

marly said...

Looks like a happy group! Great job on your kits.

Chris said...

What a wonderful event. It looks like you had an amzing time.
That new design looks wonderful, i think I will need it. I love that little holly basket.

moosecraft said...

All those kits look great all decorated and in that wire basket! Good to hear you are mending... the Christmastide at Holly House sneak peek is making me anxious to see the entire piece! Looks to be a must stitch!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! When I go to a retreat I love all the packaging which makes everything so special! Love the picture of you and Robert. So nice to see what you both look like!

Siobhán said...

It looks like such a fun time, Tanya! I loved all the photos. Your Beans looks great in the frame. Christmastide looks like another winner, too. You go girl! :)

Deb said...

That basket of goodies looks wonderful. I wish that I could have taken part in the day. It looks like everyone is having a great time and love the picture of you and Robert.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

happy to see you back having such a great time. Oh wow...that Holly House looks like a real enticer! it will be October before we know it - see you then.

Daniela said...

Looks like you had a really great time at your stitching retreat. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures.

Can't wait to see more of your new release.

Fiona said...

The weekend at the Attic looks lots of fun. All the projects look great. Looking forward to seeing you in Oct.

Katrina said...

I so wish I could have made it!!!!! Looks like such a good time. Love your new Christmas piece too :-).

Karoline said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

Isobel -Argante- said...

I think I'll meet you at The Pal Stitching retreat in october, I'm so happy!!!!
I love your works!

Hugs
Isobel