Monday, April 27, 2015

Happiness Part Three

 Here is my progress after one week of stitching on Heartland Sampler. 
 Here is a close up of the barn.  Love that barn!!!!!!!
This is the retreat bag, scissors and scissor fob that we received from Tomorrow's Heirlooms at the retreat.  Isn't it just the best????  Love it!!!!  Thanks Pam and Kim. 
Here are the charts that I bought at the retreat.  Now, mind you, I have many, many other Scarlett House charts at home......I love Tanya's designs.  These are all new ones.  Once you see models all stitched up and charted.....well...that really increases the stash!!!!  Henrietta Binns 1837 is a chart that my friend Teresa bought at market.  When I saw her copy a few days before the retreat I was obsessed with it.....then when I saw the model at the retreat boutique...well, it was all over.  I love this one!!!!!!!  Tanya said that Henrietta Binns is the quintessential name for a sampler and I think she is right!




I have been OBSESSING over the next three samplers for months and months!!!!!!!  They are huge.  They are masterpieces.  I have seen them all done as models and some in my friend Brenda's home.  They are beyond amazing.  I  had to have them in my collection to dream on and to stitch someday soon!!!!!!!

My plan is to keep going on Heartland Sampler until it is finished.  That will be a huge achievement for me because I am know to flit around from project to project and hardly finish anything.  But I love this sampler so much and I want to stitch these big ones too.  I need to prove to myself that I can do it.......so away I go!!!!

I know I have said it before, but I have to say it again.....my stitching friends just mean the world to me.  They enrich my life.  My stitching/blogging, IG and FB friends too!!!  You all make the world a better place!!!!!!!

20 comments:

Vickie said...

Okay. I am watching you now. Away you go on that Heartland piece!
I love that the barn has a barn quilt.

teresa said...

What a FUN recap!! LOVE my stitching friends as well (-;

The Inspired Stitcher said...

That really is a nice barn and I love the color. It would be hard to resist the stash enhancement seeing the models and all that. I have to agree, stitching friends are the best!

Robin said...

Way to go on the progress of the Heartland Sampler, Laura! Love the barn (its color and the quilt block adorning the side/front). Know I am here cheering you on with this sampler. Wonderful stash enhancement -- I really like the Coverlet Birds chart along with In the Pines.

Robin in Virginia

PS Stitching friends, near and far, are the best!

Jackie said...

Watching IG over the weekend, it really felt like half my stitching friends were there! It sounds like it was a great time.

pj said...

Laura,
So happy we got to spend some special time this weekend to remember. You make the stitching world a better place too! Great pics and I know you can get the sampler finished. It is a fun one!

See you soon I hope! Stitching buddies!

Melissa said...

Ah, I see you have a dose of "I'm high on having a lot of delicious samplers to stitch"!!! lol. Tanya has some beautiful samplers. I've stitched the Seven Sheep and loved it. I want to stitch Rachel with all that red.

But first I have to figure out how to resolve my neck issues so I can stitch more!

Happy Stitching to you!

Patti said...

Oh how I wish that I could have made it to the class! The Heartland Sampler is gorgeous as are all her designs :)
Blessings, Patti

Stitchinowl said...

Thanks for the eye candy this morning! Enjoy your new and fabulous stash.
Carolyn

Marilyn said...

Great progress, that's a beautiful Sampler.
Great stsh you picked out!
Enjoy all of them.
Marilyn

Barb said...

I absolutely love your stash! I think I might have to get that Henrietta Binns! Good luck on the Heartland. The barn is great!

thegreytail said...

oh how lucky you were, I'm sure going on needlework retreats is just the best!
I'm loving your new start, and all your new picks were just as beautiful, great choices!
lots of hugs,
chiara

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Yes seeing a piece stitched changes ones mind

Margaret said...

Great stash! Love your progress too.

Jeanie said...

This is going to be lovely when it is done, Laura. Very nice. Sounds like you're having a blast!

woolwoman said...

Love Rachel Howells - and I have Seven Sheep in my stash but I have never started it - I have the same issue as you - I love the BAP samplers but then I get distracted with other things and there they sit, sad and lonely but not unloved. Guess I'm stashing for my retirement one day in the faraway future. By then I probably won't be able to see my linens LOL - love all your stash - good luck staying true to your heartland sampler it's a beauty - enjoy it ! Mel

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I can see why you love The Scarlett House so much. Their designs are beautiful. I just know you'll be finishing the Heartland sampler soon. Go, Laura!

Melody said...

Your stash is wonderful. I like the sampler you are working on, very pretty!

Maggee said...

Great progress! You have a great collection... I have one sampler, Emma Mills 1839, that I probably won't get done...

Kathy F said...

Drat drat...double drat!!!! I was at the retreat...my very first time at a retreat. I was there by myself & didn't know a soul. I wondered if any cyber people I knew if we're there but didn't know how to ask. Where were you sitting? Who was at your table? I would have said a big hello as I always enjoy your blog. Will you be going back in July? I too purchased many charts after seeing those gorgeous models. It was a fun fun time!!

Kathy