Saturday, September 12, 2015

Day 4 at The Attic Summer School 2015

Day 4 was Saturday and we started our morning with the wonderful Linda Danielson of Samplers Remembered.  Linda's specialty is Mexican Samplers which are also known as Spanish Colonial Samplers.

Linda's project was a beautiful pin pillow and scissor fob.  It highlights a wonderful deer taken from a larger sampler.  Linda gave us a wonderful lecture/history lesson on these samplers and it was certainly a highlight of the whole weekend!  I know we all fell in love with this deer.
This is the back of the pillow which is just perfect!  It will help us always remember the weekend. 

Linda brought in many of the samplers from her personal collection for us to see.  Also, in the latest (and last) issue of Sampler and Antique Needlework there is a great article about her collection of Mexican samplers and their history.  It is a must read. 

This is the piece that is charted in the magazine.  So cool!

Next up was Needlework Press with their projects.  I was very remiss in getting pictures of all of the teachers.  Next time I will try to be more organized.  As you can imagine I was a tad overwhelmed by all of the stitching goodness surrounding me.
 Above is the sampler and below is the original. 

 Their packaging of the project supplies was adorable!
Interlude:  Below is the chart that Jean gifted to all of us.  It is by Threadwork Primitives and Jean wanted us to have it because it so perfectly sums up stitching people.  As you can see it was finished into a beautiful tray.

 Next up to teach was Gloria from Milady's Needle.  

Her project was so dear.  I really should have a picture of all the supplies she gave threads, etc.  It was quite a beautiful presentation. 

Here is Barb with some of the awesome stuff she purchased!!!  The green scissors are for the Mexican stag pin pillow.  

As you might be able to tell, this is now Saturday night in the pictures.  We had a stitching pajama party.  Everyone got in comfy clothing and we hung out all night long.  

We brought out some of our other projects for show and tell.  This is Cindy and her daughter Katie with their Randje projects.  See HERE for an explanation. 

Katie was working on this fabulous sampler.  I love how she outlined everything first and now is filling in the color!!
Jean has reproduced this antique sampler and I am in love with it!!!  You can only get the chart at The Attic so give them a call if you would like it.  

With that we were exhausted by the end of the day!  But not too tired to realize that we were the luckiest stitchers on Earth that night!!!


Robin said...

Wow! What a fun day 4 you had! Were the cubes for the Needlework Press project stitched on perforated paper or fabric? Very cute!

Robin in Virginia

Karen said...

Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful time! Love the Mexican samplers; thanks for sharing all your pictures.

Barb said...

So many beautiful things!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful experience with us!

Kathy said...

Thanks for taking time to share all the pictures!! It looks like everyone had a great time and one that I'm sure you will never forget. Just love the little deer and the sampler from Jean at the Attic.

Margaret said...

Fantastic! Looks like such fun! I love that deer pillow!

woolwoman said...

wow - great projects and another great post from the trip. Enjoyed hearing all about it. Hope you have a great week ! Mel

Maggee said...

Phew! Lots to see! Great projects and great fun! What more can you ask for? Looks like you have lots ahead of you! Hugs!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Seriously, I'm in love with it all. Thanks for sharing with us!