Here is the sign for the shop!!!! Get ready to get excited when you step inside! This is a must see shop for stitchers!!!!
See what I mean?????
This is what it looked like in Friday when everyone was there for the BBD meet and greet!!! Happy chaos!
Ann showed us her finish of the Ann Rayner sampler!!!! Stunning with a capital S. This is an out of print chart. The only shop that may still have it is The Attic in Mesa, AZ.
True Confession: I was so hepped up on Friday night that I had to take an over the counter sleeping pill to get to sleep!!!! That is how exciting all of this was!!!
Saturday brought about our long awaited class with Blackbird Designs!!!! They used an antique sampler from their collection to inspire the projects they designed for us.
Isn't it just amazing!!! It is dated to around 1835.
When we checked in we received the kit for this beautiful pin pillow!!!! I started it immediately.
Class on Saturday was spent making the wonderful pin keep holder you see in the foreground. They turned out so beautifully!!!!
Here is Alma showing us some tips.
From left to right: Ann, Pat, Alma and Barb. They were telling us about the sampler Alma is holding.
Barb showing us the pin pillow. Barb and Alma are two very dear people. They are so kind and talented. We all just love them!
Below is the pin keep with its special project inside.
Then we had lunch!!!!!
Karin and Patti.
Brenda, Kellie and me.
Teresa and Pat.
Debra and Deborah. These gals are aces!!!!!! We met Deborah at the Tomorrow's Heirlooms retreat last year and started a fast friendship. Debra is coming this summer to that retreat and we are planning on hanging out extensively.
And do you know what that sweetheart Debra did for me???? She got up early on Saturday morning and went to Harris Teeter (never even heard of it!!!) and found me some Tab!!!!! That earned her the following hashtag......#newBFF!!!!!!! That was so amazing!
Here is a great picture of our wonderful gifts from Dyeing to Stitch!!!!! They were baskets from 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets!!!!!!!!!! We were so excited!
This lovely is in the new BBD patriotic book! It is just being released now.
We also got to meet Sherri and Terri!!!! They are wonderful gals, twin sisters and framers extraordinaire!!!!!!!!! Sherri stitched this piece for Pat and Ann.
Pat, Ann and Brenda. We had so much fun hanging out with everyone!!!
Pat, Ann and Teresa. Shiny happy people!
Stitching peeps with full hearts!!!
Thank you to Ann, Pat, Alma and Barb for such a wonderful weekend!!!!!!! We are filled to the brim with great memories!!!