My charmed life continues!!! I was able to travel with four of my friends to The Attic Needlework's Summer School!!! We flew to Phoenix on a Wednesday in advance of Friday night's start of summer school. We wanted to have plenty of time at the shop itself and time to goof around before school started.
First stop upon landing was the shop itself!!!!! We have been dreaming of the day we could get our hands on last year's class piece by Tanya of The Scarlett House. This is the Little Red Chair Sampler. That was the first thing on our list.
There was a wonderful display table of projects and models from the local designers that make up the teachers at summer school. Lots of talent there in Arizona!!!!!
I was so happy to see these wonderful threadkeeps from Paula of Kelmscott Designs!!!! I have one of each now!!!!!
One of the specialties of The Attic is stitching on high count linen. Here are a bowl of projects stitched on high count linen and made into the most darling pin keeps you have ever seen in all of your life!!!!!!
This is the model of The Red Chair Sampler.
Here we are at one of the tables thinking of how each of us will kit this up.
This new design from Heartstring Samplery was a definite "kit it up!"
Lucy's Colonial Pocket. This is the model of the class piece we would be doing by Priscilla's Pocket.
This is the project that Tanya of The Scarlett House designed. It is a coverlet piece in a tray with wool strawberries. Love!!!
I picked up this fun kit from the local designer table. Could not resist! This is from Priscilla's Pocket.
After a day of traveling and intensive shopping we headed back to the hotel, but first a stop off at Safeway for snacks and pop. I was delighted to find my Tab at the store!!! Tab makes every day better.
The Hyatt Mesa even had these lovely signs welcoming the stitchers!!!
By the end of the day we were very tired, but not tired enough to play with our new toys. I added a thread keep to a ring of threads and was quite pleased with myself.
More pics to come! If only the pictures could convey to you the level of happiness, giddiness, joy and friendship that we were experiencing!!! Such a wonderful time! We only wished that the rest of our stitching group (Patti, Kellie and Linda) were with us.
Also, a special shout out to the ladies of The Attic!!! You made our days there so special and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!
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