Our last day of summer school arrived. We had a grand finale of sorts with this beautiful project by Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs. Linda designed this beautiful Civil War Huswife and gave us an amazing history lesson too.Linda's relatives are pictured in the projects directions and history.
Linda's packaging of the materials was wonderful.
Here is the finished Huswife.
Jeanne's husband is a master wood worker and he made each of us this amazing thread winder that you see peeking out of the huswife. It was thrilling to receive this whole kit. I am hoping to finish mine for my Mom who is a major Civil War historian is a past president of the Chicago Civil War Round Table.
I purchased a new magnification light to help me stitch on the higher counts that are used by The Attic. I am really a 32 count stitcher so it was a real shift to stitch on 40 count. This light helped and also allowed me to use a very darling embroidery hoop.
Pat remained dedicated to her Mexican sampler deer throughout the weekend and was able to finish the stitching on the deer. She was fueled by her VIP Diet Coke!
Of course we had to make one final stop at the store before boarding our flight back to Chicago.
I bought these scraps of fabric so that I can play with stitching on a higher count with silk threads and also play with stitching over one on 28 count.
We really had a most fabulous time in Arizona at The Attic. We made tons of memories and met new friends. I hope we can go back again. It was truly sheer perfection. Thanks to my BFF's, Karin, Brenda, Teresa and Pat!!! Also, we missed having the rest of our group, Linda, Patti and Kellie with us. Next time let's all go!!!!!