Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tomorrow's Heirlooms 2018 retreat ~ Part 5

Another fun part about going to retreats is seeing what people bring their supplies in 
and "Show and Tell" that they might bring.
Above is what I brought my supplies in - A fabulous project bag that Faye of Carolina Stitcher created from a Stacy Nash design. I won this project bag from a giveaway on Faye's blog some years ago and treasure it still. The sweet Adam & Eve box was created by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery years ago when she was creating paper cuttings.

Margaret, our friend and table mate brought this beautiful ensemble...

as well as this fabulous project bag.

Many people also brought Heartstring Samplery projects to share

This one was my favorite!
I love the design and the perfect frame!

I brought the strawberry pincushion, fob and needlebook on the left 
based on "The Strawberry Collection" framed on the right.

I loved "Cross Stitch Nation"!
Why haven't I purchased this pattern yet?

The soft colors in this piece were lovely.

So much fun to see the way they are finished.

Items that I haven't made yet, but need to reconsider :)

I love the saying on this framed piece.
And take a look at this sweet pumpkin close up...


I have one more post to finish up blogging about the retreat...

If we live, we live to honor the Lord; and if we die, we die to honor the Lord. 
So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
~Romans 14:8

Blessings, Patti

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tomorrow's Heirlooms 2018 Retreat ~ Part 4

Our retreat continued on Sunday morning with this sweet kit from Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House.

Such a sweet pincushion in an old Ball jar lid.
And she collected enough lids for all of us - Wow!

I am just thrilled with the entire set.
They look so wonderful together!

And Beth had one more kit for us as well:

This sweet mason jar wrap ~ a perfect place to store a collection of thimbles.
And look at the great backing fabric she found for it ~ perfect! 

I love the little stitched thimbles!

Too cute!

And Beth has quite a collection of thimbles!

Another wonderful coordinating set!

My friend Kim and I had so much fun!

And it was great getting to know both Tanya and Beth better!

I still have more to share about this lovely retreat!

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

Blessings, Patti

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tomorrow's Heirlooms 2018 Retreat ~ Part 3

Another week has flown by without another blog post...
Now let's resume the fun!
We returned from lunch on our first day to find this fabulous box waiting for us.
We couldn't wait to open it!

Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery outdid herself!
Look at all the fabulous goodies inside!

And here is the finished project!
Don't we all need more floss?!
I love how it matches the pincushion design that we received the previous night.

The best part - Beth painted every box lid and covered every box in great fabric!
All we need to do is stitch and mount the top!

Thank you Beth for such a wonderful project!

Beth also shared her darling tiny drums! Aren't they precious?! 
Beth has posted a video tutorial about how to create them on YouTube.
After watching it, I think that I might need to give it  try...
(She has several tutorials and videos that you might want to check out)

As wonderful as the project are, the best part of the day was meeting Beth in person.
Beth and I have been online friends for more than 10 years. I bought several beautiful papercuttings from her before she started designing cross stitch. I have to tell you that she is a lovely person inside and out. It's so nice when you meet someone in person and find them as genuine as they are online.

I went to bed happy that night.
And even happier knowing that we would return in the morning for another half day.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, 
and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
~1 John 1:7

Blessings, Patti

Friday, August 3, 2018

Tomorrow's Heirlooms 2018 Retreat ~ Part 2

I'm back!
Back from my week of being unplugged. This week I have been trying to catch up at home and at work. But more about that later, I want to continue with the wonderful retreat last month.

Our first project was from Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House.
This lovely package was waiting for us and we couldn't wait to dig in!

Pam and Kim of Tomorrow's Heirlooms introduced us to Tanya and away we went!

It was a large group, but it all worked out so well!

Our morning project was based on this lovely antique that Tanya owns.

And here are our projects shown along with the antique.

I am so thrilled with everything about it!

At the bottom of the tray, Tanya designed an adaptation of the antique coverlet that graced her table of models the night before. I noticed it immediately as I had been admiring her coverlet :) 
(You can see it here.)

And look at the sweet matching scissor fob

And darling needlebook too!

 So sweet and useful too!
It was a lovely morning and there was more fun to follow!
We left for lunch wondering...
What fun project would Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery have for us in the afternoon?!

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven."
~Matthew 5:14-16

Blessings, Patti

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tomorrow's Heirlooms 2018 retreat ~ Part 1

Last weekend I attended the 2018 Summer Retreat put on by Tomorrow's Heirlooms.
The teachers this year were Tanya Brockmeyer of The Scarlett House 
and Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery! I was so excited! 
I know both of them, but had never taken a class with either of them.

On Friday night there was a meet and greet and trunk show at the hotel where the event was taking place.

Oh my goodness gracious! Both designers are so prolific! 

And to see so many finished models in one place was breathtaking!

So many of the designs I was familiar with, but they are always even prettier in person!

I love the red chairs in this sampler and it was just darling displayed on a little red chair.

I would love to have one of each ;)

There are never enough hours to stitch!

All of the above are designs by The Scarlett House and here is Tanya herself
who drove all the way from Arizona with her husband and their four sweet dogs.

And I didn't forget to take pictures of Beth's wonderful designs.

Oh my! Where to even start?!

This sampler was lovely on a larger count and I believe it may have been stitched with wool thread.

I was so thrilled that Beth's daughter let her mom bring "Prairie Life Sampler".

So lovely in person! I was a fan of the "Little House on the Prairie" books and tv show growing up and I just recently read "Prairie Fires". This pattern just had to come home with me!
Thanks so much to Beth's daughter for sharing!

Are you a fan of Beth's "Festive Little Fobs" series?

Oh my heavens! How wonderful to see so many of them in person. 

Each one is sweeter than the next

And the variety of finishes are so neat.

It may have looked like I was all alone, but it was crowded!
So much fun to bump into old friends and new. (Literally lol!) 

Beth had created a freebie chart for our event.
How appropriate!

and the back (or is it the front?) is lovely too!

Tanya also created a freebie chart for us.

Look at it stitched on a teeny tiny count of linen.

Tomorrow's Heirlooms had fabric, thread packs and trim for both charts all set to go.
You know I had to get it all!

I have so much more to share from this retreat,
but I am heading to the northwoods for my annual trip to unplug and recharge.
I thought this is a good post to keep up while I am gone.
So much eye candy to entertain you :)
I'll share the rest when I return...

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.
~Psalm 121:7-8

Blessings, Patti