Tuesday, August 27, 2013

There and back...

 Hello, I would have posted these photos from The Attic's Summer School Soiree much sooner, but we immediately left for a trip to the Midwest right after.  If you're interested in seeing photos from the trip, you can find them on my other blog, Road Trip With Ruby.  We had a wonderful time at the soiree, and if you weren't there, you should have been.  I got very little sleep and felt like a walking zombie afterwards, but the time spent with everyone enjoying what we love was well worth it.  Who wants to sleep when you can be inspired by all of this:
 We all brought things to show and share.  Some were antiques waiting to be reproduced.  Some were new releases and projects in the works.  So much to ooh and ahh over.

 These lovelies above are from Priscilla's Pocket.

 You can see a couple of the soiree projects including Linda's from Samplers Remembered.  The antique sampler is to the right.  I can't wait to get started on mine.  We had fun making the scissor fobs and boxes for the pincushion in class. 

Here's a couple of antiques that will be reproduced.  Linda's reproducing the mostly pink one to the right now.  She's using 50ct. linen!!  The other two are mine and they'll be along eventually.
 I wish I had taken more pictures of everyone, but there was just so much going on.   Hi Robert, I hope you enjoyed your side trip to the Grand Canyon, and I'm so glad you didn't fall in :)

Cindy seems to be listening very closely to what Deb is saying.  Cindy and I were roomies, and we had so much fun.  Thanks, Cindy!

Here's Jean and her "faculty".  We sat together, laughed much, brainstormed a little about next year's event, and enjoyed ourselves a lot! 
 I thought I'd show you one of my finds from antiquing.  I have searched high and low for a real antique spool cabinet that wouldn't break the bank.  Well, I finally found the perfect one.  I spotted it right away and stood with my arm around it until the dealer arrived.  It is in really nice original condition and the back is what I love the most.  It sits next to my stitching chair.

Other than the cabinet, I only bought a few other things.  I did see a few samplers, but nothing came home with me.  I had to have the mouse on the canning jar.  He or she is supposed to be the "keeper of the buttons" according to the tag on it.  I have plenty of buttons that need a keeper!
 I worked on this while away.  The design is from Primitive Hare's Primitive Atmosphere's booklet.  Remember me telling you about the 50ct. linen that I was anxious to try?  That's what I used for the pin cushion.  It measures about 2 3/4 x 2in. and is so cute and tiny.  I tea stained it and added the pinned buttons.  Behind that is my start on the Ellennor Whitehouse Sampler from the current issue of SANQ.  I'm using 50ct. Meadow Rue and Tudor Silks.  The linen isn't as difficult to see as you would think.  I love it!  

Oops, I almost forgot.  One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to Picture This Plus in Kansas.  I love their linen, and it was wonderful to meet Marilyn and get a tour.  My husband had to drag me out of there.  Be back soon with a new release to show you.


Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Tanya,
I absolutely love the sampler with the two deer in the middle with the tree, in the fifth photo down. I hope you reproduce that soon!! The spool cabinet is lovely, I can't imagine that it didn't break the bank :)

Kevin said...

I agree with the post above. Love that sampler! Can't wait to see your new release that you mentioned. Love your designs. Also love PTP, and think I'd need to be dragged out of there as well! Lol!

Cindy said...

So fun to be your roomie at the Soirée. Thanks for everything. Glad your trip was fun.

marly said...

Fifty count, huh. That's probably comparable to my antique linen tablecloths! Some very nice pieces in your photos.

Angie said...

I'm with Melinda....love, love, love the sampler with the two deer.
Stunning quilts at the state fair. Looks like a fun trip with the pups and hubby!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The Soiree looks like it was enjoyed by all-I need to move west of the Mississippi. Your spool cabinet is a great find

Margaret said...

What a fun post! And ok, that really is the perfect Antique spool cabinet. Lucky you!!!!! I have to visit PTP sometime. I will probably be visiting Kansas sometime in the future after all.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous eye candy and that spool cabinet is just beautiful!!!!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What fun projects and a fun bunch of stitchers! I'd love to attend one day. What a great find your spool cabinet is - the graphics are fantastic! Woo Hoo for you!!!

Melissa said...

Looks like a great road trip with a fun-tastic needlework soiree as the highlight! I wouldn't be able to sleep neither with all the creative inspirations around! Looking forward to your reproductions

Lucky you to find that perfect spool cabinet!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Looks like lots of fun... Love your spool cabinet find. New releases??

pj said...

What a lucky find! I also am looking for the perfect spool cabinet. I would have grabbed that one for sure so good thing we were not shopping together. Call me if you find another one!

Samplers look great!