Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Attic - Part 3 - Sampler Sunday

Last Sunday we were lucky enough to be at The Attic for their monthly get togther known as Sampler Sunday!!  The shop opens one Sunday a month for shopping, stitching, and show and tell!!  Plus last Sunday was International Ice Cream day so Jean provided ice cream sundaes too!!!!  

I love the fact that approximately 30 women took the time to stop and watch and listen as each stitcher showed what she was working!  Talk about inspiration!  Above Jean is showing Tanya Brockmeyer's handmade travel case.  It is so cool and it is decorated with all of her special things.  Tanya is the genius behind The Scarlett House.

 My one regret is that that I did not get the names of the stitchers of all of these projects!  Please forgive me and if there is a picture on this entry of something you stitched please let me know.  Also, I could not get a picture of everything.  I was agog and things were moving fast so I missed some great pieces.  

These two pictures above and below are great little stitched pieces turned into project bags by Faye of Carolina Stitcher!!!

 Above and below is another look at Cindy's Dutch Band Sampler.  Fabulous!

 Above and below are beautiful projects from a lady who was originally from a town very close to where I live!!!!  Gorgeous!

 This was a lovely project new to the shop.  It was recently on the cover of SANQ.

One of the things that I really appreciate about The Attic is the way they package their fabric.  When you buy a piece of fabric it gets put in a plastic bag with this great label which gives you all the information you will need to know when you get ready to stitch.  

 Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs was working on this darling little flower.  She showed us some of her stitched models in the store and they were so very gorgeous!!!

Here is a purse that she made.  It was also on the cover of a SANQ magazine.  Total masterpiece!!!

 A beautiful holder for scissors by Linda Vinson. 
 A stitcher completed Elizabeth Sheffield!
 A start on the Seven Sheep Sampler. 
 A start on a Primitive Hare SAL.
 This is Jean's start on The Attic's Sampler of the Month.  Jesus Wept by The Scarlett Letter.
Here is the original of M.A. Badger.  I think we all kitted this one up.  

We were walking out the door on the last day and I could  not resist taking one last picture......there is always more to see at The Attic.  

We could not have had a better time at the shop!!!!  Thank you to Jean and all the shop girls!!!


Margaret said...

I think you ladies were clever to pick a random time to visit the Attic, not a time when everyone is descending on the shop for a retreat or class. What a treat to be there for a Sampler Sunday! I think just to experience that and to shop at the shop for a couple of days would be enough for me. I so want to go there. Thanks for showing everything. That purse of Linda's is amazing! I'm going to have to dig through my SANQs to find that one.

teresa said...

Thanks laura! I want to go back! Such a lovely recap!

Barb said...

Thanks again for sharing this wonderful and inspirational trip with all of us!

Faye said...

Oh, thanks for showing a couple of the bags I made~ I LOVED sewing them together!!! I WILL get the Attic one day.... It looks just heavenly~ thanks for all of these wonderful photos!

Krista said...

What fun!! Loved your Attic posts!

Vickie said...

Oh my! So many, many lovelies. That purse!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! I am in stitcher shopping envy! What an amazing trip. You were smart to schedule several days and pick a Sampler Sunday weekend. Thank you for sharing your visit to The Attic--this is on my bucket list of things to do

Natasha said...

What fun! I loved your posts about your trip. It makes me want to hop on a plane and get right over to the ATTIC!!!! Hopefully one of these days I will be able to visit that shop.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Thanks, Laura, for taking us along on your fabulous field trip to The Attic! This is another item I now have on my bucket list. So many photos filled with stitchy goodness!

Maggee said...

No doubt you will remember this trip for a very long time! I will too! So many gorgeous projects... and that purse with the PURPLE beading--exquisite! Hugs!

marly said...

Thank you for sharing!! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Heaven, simply heaven! Thank you so much for taking us along too.

Ranae said...

Your blog, Laura, gave me so much inspiration, I don't want to go out and eat this Friday evening, I want to just stay home and stitch and stitch and stitch, lol
Take care, my friend
I love that purse, so awesome

MoonBeam said...

Wow, that was fun! Can't imagine actually being there. Thanks for the tour.