Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tomorrow's Heirlooms Retreat

Wow...what a wonderful weekend I had the privilege to be part of !!!

Pam and Kim (the dynamite mother daughter team from Tomorrow's Heirlooms) wined and dined and pretty much pampered us the entire weekend.

Lori from La D Da and I were the guest teachers for the weekend and we really had a blast!!!!
 Lori's project, on the right, was a sampler dedicated to her first best friend, Krissy....and mine, on the left, was a summery friendship sampler mounted on a horn book.
As you can see from these photos, the classroom was wonderful...light and bright...with the BEST chairs ever!!!!!
 The ladies were all dedicated stitchers and really got quite a bit done on each of the pieces.

 Although, the few photos I managed to take seem to show a group of serious , well behaved women, intent on their needle's task...such was not the case!!  Yes, they did a lot of stitching......but they also did a lot of laughing, story telling, teasing , etc.  We all just enjoyed each other's company and I truly felt blessed to be welcomed into the group...I can think of nothing better than to spend a weekend with women who enjoy just being together...and to also have them all love to stitch as well was HEAVEN!!!!! 
I returned home to find the "babies" curled up together enjoying the AC....I'm thinking , they didn't even realize I was gone!!  Ahhhhhh....next time around I think I'll come back as a cat.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quick Check in

Just a quick check in as I'm packing for another teaching weekend....this time in Ill at Tomorrow's Heirlooms.

Last week was WAY too hot so I spent it working on new projects indoors with the AC running.  And over the 4th , I gave myself a couple of days to work on other designer's projects and actually got two things finished.  It's always such a feeling of accomplishment to actually finish a project !!!!

 As you can see I love to stitch other designer's work "in season"....I may end up stitching on the same piece for several "seasons", but I figure that eventually everything gets done  and I'm never bored with working on the same piece!!!!  The one above was a favorite because of all the wonderful patriotic sayings...and now it's done...YEAH!!!!
 And this piece is the one Maggie Bonanomi taught at the Grande Olde Flag Gathering last month.  I was able to purchase an extra kit and I became obsessed with getting it finished.  The size was perfect for my kitchen counter.
And last, but not least......Chessa's new napping spot.  For the last two weeks, if I can't find her, I just head up to the office, and there she is , curled up in the bag !

Well, back to work for me.....I'll  report in on the Tomorrow's Heirloom weekend when I get back.  I can't wait...it should be a lot of fun.  It's always so good to spend time with stitchers!!

Until then....hope you too can get a project finished...it's such a GREAT feeling!!