Friday, October 30, 2015

Country Sampler 2015

 Lucky us!  Again! We were able to all get away for a weekend together of fun and stitching.  We try to plan at least two weekends a year of time for stitching "retreats" where we go somewhere fun and just hang out.  Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin is absolutely one of our most favorite places on Earth.  The shop is beyond fabulous and the town is just perfect for strolling about and shopping.  Above is a picture of all of us at Granite City in Madison.  This is always our first stop for lunch.   Sorry, the flash did not go off on this picture.
 Here are some great shop pictures.  Above is a fabulous piece by Plum Street Samplers.  We were all in love with it.  The colors just popped and the design is so fabulous.
 Another great vignette with one of Tanya of The Scarlett House amazing pieces. 
 I love this special Stacy Nash piece and need to start it stat!!!
 Perfect combo of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
 Several of my friends kitted up this very cool long and narrow sampler.
 Country Sampler has quilts, home accessories and stitching.  This Halloween quilt is just perfection!
 Here are Linda and Karin taking a moment from shopping to have their pic taken!
 I was really taken with this dear Christmas sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread.
Here is what I was working on during the weekend.  I started The Red Chair Sampler by The Scarlett House!!!!  

I should have taken tons more pictures, but I was a more subdued than usual on this trip.  Needless to say, it was a perfect weekend with people who are so very dear to me.


Robin said...

It looks like a fabulous outing, Laura! I always enjoy reading about your stitching groups' adventures.

Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Cathy said...

You always seem to have the best stitch retreats! And along with that, the nicest stitch stores to visit. It is so much fun to stitch with friends. My group meets once a month and we're planning a retreat for March. Your project is lovely. That's a beautiful red rose.

woolwoman said...

looks like another fab weekend with your stitching besties ! Going to Country Sampler in SG is on my wish list. Sure wish I could make it there one day. Quilting friends of mine from here have been there.
Hope you have a happy Halloween! enjoy the weekend - Mel

Cathy B said...

Glad you had a great time. You have a very special group of friends.

Carol said...

I always enjoy seeing the recap of your trips together with your stitching friends, Laura! There were so many inspiring finishes to see on this one...

Maggee said...

That looks like a lot of fun was had by all! So many goodies to see in the shop! Now I have to go look up what your project looks like finished... Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Margaret said...

So glad you all got to get together again! Great pictures -- looks like so much fun!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You are so very lucky and blessed to have friends so dear that you are able to share together in such wondrous adventures! A beautiful recap, top to bottom.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

You girls just have the best time when you get away. Looks like someplace my peeps and I should go sometime. Have a good week!

Melody said...

It looks like you all had a grand time! Your new start is lovely.

Anonymous said...

What a fun time! Wish we were back!

Karoline said...

looks like you all had a lovely time, the models are all gorgeous