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!!!