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.