Thursday, May 02, 2013

Country Sampler - Last Day (for now)





Well, as you have seen over the last couple of days the shop models and the staging at Country Sampler is top notch.  Here is a project that I have all kitted up at home and needs to be stitched stat! Except for the fact that I got about 10 new projects at Country Sampler..........

Here is another fab Pineberry Lane project that I have at home too.  Love it!!!



This is Margaret Cottam which was a mystery sampler by La-D-Da.  I just bought all 3 charts recently.....I got the threads and fabric at Country Sampler after seeing the shop model.  What a total beauty!




This shot is blurry, but that is because people were in a frenzy!!  Here we are looking through the Stacy Nash stash.  Amazing stuff!
Down the street from the shop is an excellent bookstore!!!!  It had a great selection and a great vibe with coffee and wine and snacks to be had.  








 Here is where we parked when we arrived and we did not get in our cars all weekend!  We walked everywhere we needed to go and it was so relaxing. 
On Saturday night we gave Kellie a break from cooking and went out to dinner at a great place called Freddy Valentine's.  It is in an old bank.  Great food and atmosphere.  We took an outside and inside shot.






The shop next to Country Sampler is called Nina's and is like an old general store.  They have such interesting things and here are some of them that I bought.  











I could not resist these two flower vase ladies!  I think the one on the left looks like my Mom and so I am the one on the right!











 What an amazing and wonderful weekend this was.  Thank you to my stitching buddies.....you gals are just the absolute best!!!

One more post coming up.....I took a picture of two shop models that I need your help locating charts for.  They are out of print; but they are so great I am going to impose on my blogging buddies to see if we can find them. 





17 comments:

Giovanna said...

Thanks again for sharing your lovely pictures - it's great to see the wonderful stitching, and the happy smiles :-)

Margaret said...

Lovely! I so enjoyed my vicarious retreat with you all! Thanks for sharing it!

Laurie in Iowa said...

When I'm missing my stitching friends and the good times at Country Sampler I'm going to come back to your last three blog posts.

I hope we'll be able to help you with those oop charts.

Cathy B said...

It was so much fun traveling with all of you!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I can be ready to go in 15 minutes!!! Love that we have such wonderful pictures, Laura, to remind us of this fantastic time we had together.

Faye said...

Laura!!!!! I have read day 1-3 three times each!!!! Wow, the trip looked like lots of fun.... You girls just see to have the best time!!!!! ... Ad, you got to meet Laurie Corgi Cottage!!!!! Yeah!!!!! Now, one more picture walk.... I'm making notes of my future purchases!!

Phyllis said...

I loved seeing the pics and reading about your fun time! I had never heard of this place and it looks wonderful. Wish I had a group of friends like you all.
Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

What a wonderful weekend you all had! Looking forward to seeing which projects you are on the hunt for!

Robin in Virginia

teresa said...

what a fun post! I wish everyone could have a stitch group as special as ours!

Barb said...

Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing, you made me feel a bit envious.

Lois said...

Laura, I've just spent a lovely time catching up with your blog!! What a great retreat and while I've been reading I've been making a list of designs that are going to have to make their way into my stash!!! Great pics, looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Vickie said...

Thanks Laura. I have so enjoyed this trip. =)

Melody said...

What a great weekend you had! So, how far away did you travel to get there? It's about 3 hours from us.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Seriously, this looks like the best getaway ever! I'm go glad you had so much fun. A girl needs to get away every once in a while!

BrendaS said...

Laura -- I want to go again RIGHT NOW! I don't know if I can wait until September:)))

Miss you!

valerie said...

Love the quirky items you picked up at the General Store! The vases are soooo cute! Congrats to Pat on her Mary Edmondton finish! It's such a pretty sampler. I've been eying it since it was released!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing pics of your adventure.
I so mcuh enjoyed them.
Marilyn