Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Boxwoods and Berries ~ Day 2

On to Day 2 with Stacy Nash! Above are the projects that she designed for the Boxwood & Berries retreat.


Stacy also had a trunk show of her newest designs including her new book - "Home for Christmas".


I love the design of this class project needle roll. I didn't get very far on it, but the sausage is stitched, stuffed, aged and cooked lol. Hopefully I'll get to stitch the design soon...


These were the Stacy Nash projects that I finished on Day 2. The Jingle Pinkeep Drum stitching was homework before we arrived so that we could just concentrate on finishing. When pulling supplies to bring with to the retreat I came across some antique bells that I had and thought I would bring them along... I really like the way they look pinned to the top of the drum.
I also learned the secret to Stacy's perfect pinkeep drums....
stuffing with sawdust. It packs so firmly that you can really shape it well when packing while stuffing. The sweet monogram heart emery was a quick stitch and finish. And the Velvet Heart Emery Necklace was a lovely surprise as we had been admiring Stacy's as she wore it :)
The weather was so perfect that we dined alfresco tonight in the courtyard next to the Schoolroom. The Shop Girl's Special pizza from The Shed - yum!!

Then we headed back to the Schoolroom for one final evening project...
Sweet paper wreaths with a monogrammed initial. These are the dear friends that I shared a table with throughout the retreat, Kim (IL), Sue (IL), Pam (IA) and me. We had such a delightful time rooming together at the Second Story along with Marsha (MI) and Betty (WI).

After another visit to the shop, I decided to tweak my wreath's center with a lovely aged paper that I found at the shop...


Can you tell how much fun we were having?


Here we are with Stacy showing off our finished pinkeep drums.
I'll be back soon with Day 3...
Blessings, Patti

9 comments:

April Mechelle said...

I love that Jingle Pinkeep Drum. I love the idea you had with the old bells. Just makes it stand out. Was the drum just a design for ya'll or is Stacy going to release it. I would love to purchase that chart.. Beautiful Colors. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

primitivebettys said...

Everything & Everyone looks beautiful! :) It must be an awesome time!!

Mindy said...

Love everything! Those wreaths are neat, something different.

Anonymous said...

Love the Pinkeep Drum. Where do you find the saw dust for stuffing?
Maria

Patti said...

Hi Maria,
Unfortunately I have no idea where to find sawdust. I've had no luck at Home Depot or Lowe's here in Chicago. I'm hoping that it is available somewhere online... Stacy brought with a big tub for our class so I was glad to have the opportunity to work with it.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures and your stories. It is my dream to go to one of these.

Joy said...

Looks like you had a great time...thanks for sharing! In the second photo, what is the pattern for the pillow setting with Barb's framed piece?

Patti said...

Hi Joy!
The pillow is a Stacy Nash design from her new Christmas Book - "Home for Christmas".

Blessings, Patti

PrimitiveJan said...

Patti, do you have the pattern for the jingle pin keep drum. I am so in love with that one. I would love to purchase the chart for it if you know where I could get it.
Thanks for sending me the info on the class schedules. There isn't anyway I can do them but I can dream.
heheh