Monday, April 20, 2015


Last weekend was spent in heaven!!!!  Tomorrow's Heirlooms had a stitching weekend with the wonderfully talented Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House.  That is Tanya above with the sampler she designed specifically for this weekend!!!  It is called Heartland Sampler and has all of the wonderful Midwest motifs that Tanya remembers from growing up in Illinois.    In the back of the photo you can see Pam the owner of Tomorrow's Heirlooms.  Her daughter Kim is also an owner, and together they are a dynamic duo of efficiency, kindness and hospitality.  They provided everyone with a simply fabulous weekend.  I can't say enough about their lovely selves. 
The packaging that Tanya put together to house the sampler was just wonderful.  I love all of the stamps and embellishments she used to make her package extra-special!

 I am a huge fan of the way that Tanya put together the threads!!!!  You can see that she put the symbol key on the ring with the threads.  That makes it super easy to figure out what thread to use where.  Genius!

 Here are some close-ups of the sampler!  That flag!   That barn!  That willow tree!!
 The rooster and chicks!!!!!
 The lilac tree!!!  The cow!!!!!
 The sheep!  The tulips!  The white picket fence!!!!
 Another extra special thing was that my entire stitching group was there!!!  Karin came in from New York so we were all together again and we made the most of it!!!  Above are Karin and Brenda.
 Patti and Linda!
 Teresa and Pat!
 Kellie and me!

Tanya gave everyone a present!!!! This is the makings of a scissor fob and also a fabric sheath to put your scissors in.
This is Tanya's finished scissor fob. 

I will be back soon with all of the stash that I accumulated over the weekend and pics of the gifts we received from the gals at Tomorrow's Heirlooms.  By the way, they are having another retreat this July with Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers and Jeanette Douglas.  So there is a chance for another perfect weekend coming up!!!


Karin said...

What a wonderful days we had!! Now I am back in rainy NY and starting to count the days to July!!! ❤️

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic weekend! Great post Laura- it was soooo much fun and so wonderful to be together!

Ruth said...

Oh how stunning! I assume you can feel my envy from here. :)

Robin said...

What a fabulous adventure you and the rest of your stitching group had, Laura! Very cool sampler that was created for your retreat and what a fun scissor fob to create! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Robin in Virginia

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I saw pictures of the retreat somewhere on FB and I searched them all and saw you, as I was sure that you all had gone. How fabulous! #Lucky indeed!

marly said...

Wow. Looks like a fabulous time with stitching buds.

Barb said...

This was a great post. It looks like a wonderful way to spend the week-end! I hope that sampler becomes available someday. I grew up in Illinois and many of the motifs were familiar to me.

Vickie said...

How very much fun! Thank you for sharing. :)

Margaret said...

It's so nice to see everyone together! I love Tanya's design and all the little touches. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us.

Denise said...

Looks like a fun time!! I love the sampler and can't wait for it to come out next year. it is definitely on my wish list.
Happy Stitching

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Laura, what a fun post. Looks like you all had such a great time. It's even better that all your peeps were able to get together for it too. Can't wait to see what tempted you!

llknbillburg said...

How wonderful that your whole group was able to get together! It looks like you all had so much fun!! Laura

Melissa said...

Oh you are a Lucky Ducky! Tanya is such a wonderful designer and I can see what a great weekend you gals had! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Melody said...

It looks like you had a wonderful retreat!!

Maggee said...

Great pictures of your stitching group buddies! Looks like you had loads of fun!